Hall of Fame Foundation opens 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, which will be presented during the April High Point Market.

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.

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 future of the home furnishings industry sits on the shoulders of these bright young leaders and will be determined largely by their goals, creativity and determination,” said Caroline Hipple, president of the Foundation board of directors and president of Norwalk Furniture.  “These interactions set the stage for future conversations and relationships, which in turn benefit the industry for years to come.”

Paul Broyhill Future Leaders will gather with inducted members of the Hall of Fame during an intimate evening designed to bring together the today’s young leaders with the experience and wisdom of inducted members of the Hall of Fame.

A reception and dinner are hosted at the home of Karen McNeill, CEO of the Hall of Fame, and Steve Pond, founder of FurnitureToday, who conducts a guided discussion on leadership and innovation.

“We are looking for nominees who represent all segments and disciplines of the home furnishings industry,” Hipple said. “Past Paul Broyhill Future Leaders have experience in retail, home accents, case goods manufacturing, upholstery manufacturing, furniture design, technology, sales and more.”

To nominate someone as an American Home Furnishings Hall of Fame Paul Broyhill Future Leader, download a nomination form online or call 336.882.5900 to request a form. Deadline for entries is Feb. 15.

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