Steve Freeman Is SFC PresidentFebruary 13, 2013
The organization announced new officers and new initiatives Tuesday.
Other 2013 board officers include Robin Wilson of Robin Wilson Home, vice president; Greg Harden of Harden Furniture, treasurer; and Peggy Burns of Circle Furniture, secretary.
Other new appointments to the board include Amy Smith of World Wildlife Fund's Global Forest & Trade Network and Norman Coley of Lee Inds. SFC Board members take responsibility for the organization’s mission, developing goals annually and ensuring that programs move the industry forward.
The SFC board of directors made the appointments when they met last week in Minneapolis at the headquarters of Room & Board. The board also announced new initiatives and focus for 2013, including an amended membership structure, the review and revision of standards, and a new corporate sponsorship program.
“I am excited to work with the new board of directors and executive committee to move the Sustainable Furnishings Council forward into a brighter future,” said incoming SFC President Freeman. "Our recent meeting was extremely energetic and produced a clear plan for the direction we want to take the organization. Our hopes are to build on our past and include all of our members more in building our future. Our goal will continue to be to look at each sector of our industry and encourage everyone to take steps to help them make a difference in slowing the impact we all have on our planet."
Membership continues to be open to all, and continues to provide recognition of exemplary performance at the Bronze, Silver, Gold, and Platinum levels for companies that have met strict requirements. Qualifying members use the member seal and are listed in a “finder” on the organization’s website, and Exemplary Manufacturers use a tag on their products.