Hall of Fame elects, re-elects 2022 officers and directors

Caroline Hipple and Steve Rusing

HIGH POINT — The board of the American Home Furnishings Hall of Fame Foundation has elected a new officer and board members for 2022.

Steve Rusing, executive vice president, Tempur Sealy International, was elected as second vice president. Re-elected are Caroline Hipple, president, Norwalk Furniture, to Hall of Fame board president; Scott Eckman, executive vice president and chief revenue officer of International Market Centers, to first vice president; and David Gebhart, CEO of Global Views, to secretary-treasurer.

New directors are David Beld, president of PALECEK; Derick Close, CEO of Springs Creative; and Satya Tiwari, president or Surya. 

Board members re-elected to another three-year term are Jeff Child, president of RC Willey; Amir Loloi, founder and president of Loloi Rugs; Mark Phillips, president and CEO of Phillips Collection; and David Swers, president and COO of Glen Raven Custom Fabrics, LLC.  

“This may be the most exciting time anyone has served on the Hall of Fame board of directors,” Hipple said in a release. “In one year, we will open our new home. We’ll unveil a new Hall of Fame to honor our leaders, new exhibits, new events and new gathering spaces for the industry.

“This will be the opportunity of a lifetime for all of us, likely with many challenges.  We greatly appreciate the time, the expertise and the energy that board members and the Executive Committee bring to the Hall of Fame.” 

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