WOW Award Winners Named

WOW Awards Winners Named

January 2018—

WithIt, the women’s leadership development network for the home and furnishings industry, has named the recipients of its 2018 WOW Awards, which will be presented during a gala dinner on Jan. 28 during the Las Vegas Market.

The Home Furnishings Association’s very own executive vice president, Mary Frye, is the recipient of the Mentoring Award.

Other recipients include:

Future Leader: Emily Severson, A.R.T. Furniture

Leadership: Karel Czanderna, Flexsteel Industries

Education: John Bray, Vanguard Furniture

Karen McNeill, CEO of the American Home Furnishings Hall of Fame, will receive the Legacy Award celebrating her lifetime contributions to WithIt and the home furnishings industry.
WithIt will honor all final nominees for these prestigious awards: Karen Fallon, Heritage Home Group; Lori Gonzalez, Twin Star; Victoria Valentinas, Heritage Home Group; Taylor Walters; Valdese Weavers; Betty Lyn Eller, American Silk Mills; Laurie Hoover, Vanguard Furniture; Andy Bernstein,; and John Conrad, American Society of Furniture Designers.

Tickets are still available for the event and can be purchased at

The 2018 WOW Awards are sponsored by International Market Centers, Twin Star, and Moso Graphics.