Margaret Casey Appointed SFC President

Margaret Casey

The Sustainable Furnishings Council announced today it has named Margaret Casey as its new President. Casey, currently a consultant for the Presidio Trust in San Francisco, helped to found the SFC and played a pivotal role in its growth. Previously the Director of Programming at World Market Center Las Vegas, “Margaret brings a seasoned appreciation of the business of the home furnishings industry coupled with an up-to date understanding of the environmental concerns of its customer base, “says Bob Maricich, CEO of International Market Centers. “SFC is tremendously fortunate to have Margaret Casey take the helm.”

“I am delighted to join SFC as President,” says Casey. “These are exciting times and the needle is moving forward on an industry-wide integration of environmental responsibility. SFC has been an advocate and an innovator in promoting sustainability to this sector and, in partnership with the Board of Directors and Executive Director, Susan Inglis, we will continue to evolve and expand our membership, outreach and educational platforms.” Outgoing President, Jeff Hiller, will remain on the Board. He is currently the Principal of PROaction Marketing Group.

Members of the SFC Board of Directors include: Vice-President Steve Freeman, Room & Board; Treasurer Greg Harden, Harden Furniture; Secretary Mark Comolli, Rainforest Alliance; Jeff Hiller, PROaction Marketing Group; Christina Nicholson, Williams-Sonoma; Mitchell Gold, Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams; Peggy Burns, Circle Furniture; Kathryn Fernholz, Dovetail Partners; and Mary Jane Grigsby, Adesso Designs. Founder Gerry Cooklin, Arte y Madera, is ex officio on the board.

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About the Sustainable Furnishings Council: Established in 2007, the SFC is a non-profit coalition of materials suppliers, manufacturers, wholesalers, retailers and designers dedicated to raising awareness and improving the sustainability of practices throughout the home furnishings industry. Membership includes 150 manufacturers, 120 design firms, and 75 retailers. Membership is open to anyone meeting simple requirements for a basic corporate level with Bronze, Silver, Gold and Platinum Exemplary levels achievable based on proven performance against specified criteria.