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WHFA Welcomes New President, Board Members
By Home Furnishings Business in on February 2006
David Harkness, of Tacoma, Wash.'s Harkness Furniture, assumed his newly appointed role as president of The Western Home Furnishings Association last week during a membership meeting held during the Las Vegas Market.
The Tacoma, Wash.-area retailer succeeded Marvin Kerby, of Mesa, Ariz.'s Kerby's Furniture as president of the group's board of directors, a western affiliate of the National Home Furnishings Association.
The WHFA board -- composed of volunteer, independent home furnishings retailers -- also welcomed Taylor Ganz, of McMahan's in Los Angeles, Calif., George Nader, of Nader's La Popular in Gardena, Calif., Keith Koplan, of Koplan's Furniture in Vancouver, Wash. and Ray Nunex, of Furniture Savings Center in North Highlands, Calif. into officer positions.
The group also introduced five new directors to their board. The new board members, unanimously approved by the membership to serve in the year ahead, include Gary Absalonson, of Walker's Furniture Inc. in Spokane, Wash.; Julian Jeppe, of Reed's Furniture in Agoura Hills, Calif.; Angel Lopez, of Dearden's in Los Angeles, Calif.; Andrew Zuppa of American Furniture Warehouse in Englewood, Colo.