HIGH POINT — The American Home Furnishings Alliance has announced that John E. “Jeb” Bassett, chief operating officer and senior vice president at Bassett Furniture Inds., will serve a second term as chair of the AHFA board of directors.
“AHFA’s entire slate of volunteer leaders has agreed to add a year of service to their terms, since many board duties were deferred in 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic,” said AHFA CEO Andy Counts. In addition to the four officers on the executive committee, the entire board of 18 directors will serve an extra year.
Joining Bassett on the 2021 executive committee are Roger Bland, president and CEO of Southern Motion, as first vice chair, and Joe Johnston, CEO of Johnston Casuals, as second vice chair. AHFA’s 2020 chair, Gat Caperton, CEO of Gat Creek Furniture, remains on the executive committee as immediate past-chair.
Executives with three years remaining on the AHFA board include: Andy Bray, Vanguard Furniture; Eric Graham, Jonathan Charles; Caroline Hipple, Norwalk Furniture; Jeremy Hoff, Hooker Furniture; Allan Palecek, Palecek; and Todd Wanek, Ashley Furniture Inds.
Continuing on the board with terms expiring year-end 2022 are Edward Audi, Stickley; Roy Calcagne, Craftmaster; Nathan Cressman, Magnussen Home Furnishings; Kurt Darrow, La-Z-Boy Inc.; Luke Simpson, Durham Furniture; Henry Vanderminden IV, Telescope Casual Furniture; and Ron Wanek, Ashley Furniture Inds.
Board members with terms expiring year-end 2021 are Doug Bassett, Vaughan-Bassett Furniture; Bruce Birnbach, American Leather; Steve Lehman, Smith Brothers of Berne; and Jeff Scheffer, Universal Furniture.
Richard Weeks, Leggett & Platt, and Greg Van Dyke, Hanes Inds., are the 2021 supplier representatives on the board from AHFA’s Solution Partners division.