Margaret Casey Appointed SFC President
CHAPEL HILL, NC – The Sustainable Furnishings Council Appoints New President to take the reigns. They made the announcement today that Margaret Casey would be their new President. Casey, currently a consultant for the Presidio Trust in San Francisco, helped to found the SFC and played a pivotal role in its growth. Previously the Director of Programming at World Market Center Las Vegas, “Margaret brings a seasoned appreciation of the business of the home furnishings industry coupled with an up-to date understanding of the environmental concerns of its customer base, “says Bob Maricich, CEO of International Market Centers. “SFC is tremendously fortunate to have Margaret Casey take the helm.”
“I am delighted to join SFC as President” says Casey. “These are exciting times and the needle is moving forward on an industry-wide integration of environmental responsibility. SFC has been an advocate and an innovator in promoting sustainability to this sector and, in partnership with the Board of Directors and Executive Director, Susan Inglis, we will continue to evolve and expand our membership, outreach and educational platforms.” Outgoing President, Jeff Hiller, will remain on the Board. He is currently the Principal of PROaction Marketing Group.
Members of the SFC Board of Directors include: Vice-President Steve Freeman, Room & Board; Treasurer Greg Harden, Harden Furniture; Secretary Mark Comolli, Rainforest Alliance; Jeff Hiller, PROaction Marketing Group; Christina Nicholson, Williams-Sonoma; Mitchell Gold, Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams; Peggy Burns, Circle Furniture; Kathryn Fernholz, Dovetail Partners; and Mary Jane Grigsby, Adesso Designs. Founder Gerry Cooklin, Arte y Madera, is ex officio on the board.