Dorian Stacy Sims, president of Stacy Furniture & Design, has been named 2017 president of Withit’s board of directors, and will be joined by new vice presidents Deb Barrett, Abby Lane, Susan Lenhart, Jessica Norby, Kaitlin Surdoval and Kayla Wallace. The women’s leadership nonprofit, which is celebrating its 20th anniversary, also announced a new scholarship.
WithIt’s scholarship foundation will offer five tuition scholarships totaling up to $1,000 each, for professional women in the home and furnishings industry who are pursuing a degree, certificate or professional certification during 2017.
“I’m so thankful that we’ve been able to bring together such amazing women in our industry to serve on our board this year. The passion each woman feels for WithIt and our industry is immeasurable,” asserts Sims. “We are overwhelmed by our industry partners and their support of WithIt by sharing their talented employees.”
WithIt’s 2017 board of directors includes:
Chair: Violette Forman, Havertys Furniture
President: Dorian Stacy Sims, Stacy Furniture & Design
First Vice President/President-Elect: Pamela Thomas, Universal Furniture
Treasurer: Anita Wimmer, Stanley Furniture Co.
Secretary: Lark Shirley-Stevens, Furniture First
The vice presidents and committee chairs include:
Business Development: Andrea Maricich, Let’s Get Original
Connections: Jessica Norby, MicroD
Education: Lorri Kelley, BDI
Manufacturing: Abby Lane, Redhead Furniture Design
Marketing: Susan Lenhart, Universal Furniture
Membership: Kayla Wallace, FurnitureDealer.net
Networking: Deb Barrett, Window Coverings/Soft Design Lab
Retail: Kaitlin Surdoval, STORIS
Scholarship: Karen Fallon, Heritage Home Group
Supplier/Design: Vicki Payne, Cutters Productions