Renee Loper-Boyd , 2022 President of WithIt.
2022 marks twenty-five years for the WithIt group, whose mission is to encourage and develop training, mentoring, and management alternatives for ladies within the dwelling and furnishings industries.
On this silver anniversary 12 months, WithIt’s schedule of occasions have fun this milestone by providing elevated alternatives for networking and training. As well as, the group welcomes new members to its Board of Administrators and declares the 2022 Board slate.
“The previous two years has taught us how vital having a sturdy community of trade friends is to being profitable,” says Govt Director Amy Van Dorp. “One WithIt’s best strengths is the variety of our members — within the jobs they maintain and the management experiences they’ve. You’ll meet firm presidents and college students – typically on the identical occasion.”
Membership in WithIt is open to all firms and girls within the trade who assist its mission and wish to improve their community and pursue skilled growth.
2022 Board of Administrators
We’re happy to announce Renee Loper-Boyd as 2022 President. Renee is vp of selling at Worldwide Market Facilities the place she oversees advertising for Atlanta Market, IMC Excessive Level and Las Vegas Market.
As well as, a number of new vice presidents be part of the board of administrators: Shelly Head, Liberty Furnishings, Sydney Harris, Furnitureland South, Jenny Barnhill, Culp Inc., Amanda Daubert, Furnishings First, and Jessica Norby, World Textile Alliance.
“I’m honored to function WithIt’s president in 2022 and respect the chance to present again to a corporation and trade that has supported me over the course of my profession,” says Renee Loper-Boyd. “Thanks to our members, sponsors, board and committees in your contributions that allow us to serve the trade to develop, develop and assist feminine leaders. I welcome everybody to be taught extra about WithIt and be part of the group – collectively we’re stronger!”
The 2022 WithIt Board of Administrators consists of:
WithIt Chair: Lorri Kelley, Lorri Kelley Advisors
President: Renee Loper-Boyd, Worldwide Market Facilities
Vice President/President-Elect: Emily Severson Boyst, Hooker Furnishings
Treasurer: Shelly Head, Liberty Furnishings
Secretary: Bonnie Wallace, IHFRA
Vice Presidents and Committee Chairs are:
Membership: Sydney Harris, Furnitureland South
Skilled Growth: Jenny Barnhill, Culp, Inc.
Enterprise Growth: Amanda Daubert, Furnishings First
Scholarship: Paris Gholston, Mattress Recycling Council
Connections: Jessica Norby, World Textile Alliance
Occasions: Cathy Valent, Springs Inventive Merchandise Group
Expertise: Lori Dolnick, Frank Promoting
Rising Leaders: Victoria Valentinas, VLV Designs
2022 Academic and Networking Occasions
WithIt gives networking and academic alternatives all year long. This 12 months the market-based occasions develop to incorporate Dallas and Atlanta in addition to persevering with their presence in Las Vegas and Excessive Level.
All occasions are open to members, potential members and the trade at giant. Occasion particulars and RSVP hyperlinks may be discovered at https://withit.org/withit-events.aspx .
The 2022 schedule consists of these first half occasions:
- Networking occasion and dinner throughout Las Vegas Market, January 24, 2022
- 25th Anniversary Celebration throughout Excessive Level Market, April 2, 2022
- Semi-annual Academic Breakfast sponsored by Myriad Software program returns to in-person at Excessive Level Market, April 3, 2022
- New York Design Tour resumes on Could 13-16, 2022
- Annual Academic Convention returns to in-person in Alexandria, Virginia on June 22-24, 2022
Sponsorship alternatives with visibility and tickets can be found for every of the anniversary occasions. Contact Growth Director Cathy Smith for extra data. All sponsorships are supporting the academic mission of the group.
WithIt was fashioned in 1997 for ladies within the dwelling and furnishings industries in an effort to assist their multi-dimensional profession paths. The non-profit community relies in North Carolina and supported by main firms throughout the trade together with their Imaginative and prescient and Platinum sponsors: Worldwide Market Facilities, J.B. Hunt Transport, Myriad Software program and Stressless. WithIt’s objective is to encourage and develop management, mentoring, training and networking alternatives for skilled ladies within the dwelling and furnishings industries. For extra data, go to withit.org.
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