American HF Hall of Fame Foundation seeks nominations for Paul Broyhill Future Leaders Award

HIGH POINT — The American Home Furnishings Hall of Fame Foundation is seeking nominations for the Paul Broyhill Future Leaders Award, given during the April High Point Market.

Each candidate must be under 40 years of age and will be selected based on a points-based evaluation of the candidate’s leadership, potential for personal growth, communications skills, and their commitment to the industry.

The Paul Broyhill Future Leaders Award, named after one of the industry’s leading families and a company that focused on executive training, is given annually to five emerging leaders. James Edgar Broyhill bought a struggling furniture operation in 1926, and despite the Great Depression, grew the company to over 1,000 employees.

Paul Broyhill worked alongside his father, ultimately becoming CEO. A marketing genius and an innovator, he made Broyhill Furniture a household name, growing the company to six-million sq. ft. of manufacturing space and employing over 7,000 workers.

“Rather than just building plants, I like to think I built people,” Paul Broyhill would say.

“One of the highlights of the evening is a guided discussion over dinner which brings together today’s young minds with the wisdom and experience of inducted members of the Hall of Fame,” said Hall of Fame CEO and President of the board of directors Karen McNeill. “The exchange is meaningful not just for the encouragement and recognition, but also for the exposure to generational points of view
that benefits the inductees as much as those being recognized. This interchange of ideas is what the Hall of Fame is all about.”

The profile of a Paul Broyhill Future Leader is:

 Under 40 years old
 An innovator
 A leader among peers
 Engaged with the home furnishings industry
 Willing to join a guided discussion with inductees
 Someone you would like to recognize and encourage

To nominate someone as an American Home Furnishings Hall of Fame Paul Broyhill Future Leader, download a nomination form at: or call 336-882-5900 to request a form. The deadline for entries is Feb. 1, 2024.

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