What We Do

Board of Directors

AHFA’s direction is determined by a Board of Directors. Directors are senior level executives in home furnishings companies. They serve one- to three-year terms. The Executive Committee, comprised of the Chair, First Vice Chair, Second Vice Chair and Immediate Past Chair, leads the Board of Directors.


Nathan Cressman
Magnussen Home
Greensboro, NC

Immediate Past Chair

Joe Johnston
Johnston Casuals Furniture
North Wilkesboro, NC

First Vice Chair

Andy Bray
Vanguard Furniture
Hickory, NC

Second Vice Chair

Caroline Hipple
Hooker Furnishings
Martinsville, VA

Term Expires Year-End 2024

Steve Elton
Brown Jordan
Cape Charles, VA

Fred Henjes
Riverside Furniture
Forth Smith, AR

Steve Lehman
Smith Brothers of Berne
Berne, IN

Eddie Massood
Massood Logistics
Archdale, NC

Melinda Whittington
La-Z-Boy, Inc.
Monroe, MI

Term Expires Year-End 2025

Edward Audi
L. & J.G. Stickley
Manlius, NY

Mark Franklin
Franklin Corporation
Houston, MS

Sean O'Connor
Universal Furniture
High Point, NC

Veronica Schnitzius
American Leather
Dallas, TX

Luke Simpson
Durham Furniture
Durham, Ontario, Canada

Henry Vanderminden IV
Telescope Casual Furniture
Granville, NY

Jason Porter
Hickory Springs
Hickory, NC

Term Expires Year-End 2026

Doug Bassett
Vaughan-Bassett Furniture
Galax, VA

Travis Wagner
Ashley Furniture Industries
Arcadia, WI

Jeremy Hoff
Hooker Furniture
Martinsville, VA

Mark Weber
Southern Motion
Pontotoc, MS