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Rose heads slate of NHFA officers for 2013

HIGH POINT - Cherie Rose, owner of the Rose Collection in Los Gatos, Calif., was elected president of the National Home Furnishings Assn. at the organization's annual membership meeting during the High Point Market.
     Rose has served on NHFA's board and executive committee since 2000 and has been an NHFA officer for the past three years. She is an interior designer, retailer and entrepreneur who started her business in 1991 and has grown it into a high-end design operation.
     Rose and other officers will begin serving their terms Jan. 1.
     Also elected were Rick Howard of Sklar Furnishings, Boca Raton, Fla., president elect and treasurer; John Wells of Wells Home Furnishings, Charleston, W.Va., vice president; and Donnie Hinton of Color Tyme, Gaffney, S.C., vice president. Marc Schewel of Schewel Furniture, Lynchburg, Va., the current NHFA president, was elected chairman of the executive committee.
     Dianne Ray of Garden City Furniture in Garden City, S.C., current chairman, will retire as an NHFA officer and executive committee member in January.
     Separately, Valerie Watters of Valerie's Furniture & Accents in Cave Creek, Ariz., is expected to be elected president of NHFA affiliate Western Home Furnishings Assn., in January, marking the first time women have served as president of NHFA and an affiliate during the same year.

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