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11/7/2022 - High Point Market

HPMA Announces Board of Directors Updates for 2023

HIGH POINT, N.C., Nov. 7, 2022 – The High Point Market Authority (HPMA) announces updates to its board of directors, effective January 1, 2023.

Six incoming board members will serve a two-year term ending in December 2024, including Patti Carpenter, principal, carpenter + company/Trendscope; Neil MacKenzie, vp of marketing, Universal Furniture; Griffin McClure, president, Green and McClure Furniture; Blake Millinor, CEO, Valdese Weavers; Joni Vanderslice, president, J Banks Design; and Taylor West, president, West Design Group.

Rotating off the board at the end of this calendar year are Lee Boone, Josh Hudson, Karen Olson, and Randy Tillinski, who have been in place since January 2021.

The board updates were announced at the most recent HPMA board meeting during the Fall 2022 Market.

Alex Shuford, III, CEO of Rock House Farm Family of Brands and Century Furniture, continues serving as president on the board’s executive committee, and Christi Barbour, founder of Barbour Spangle Design, as vice president, through 2023.

The board of directors is responsible for guidance and support of the operations and marketing initiatives managed by HPMA.

The next High Point Market is scheduled for April 22-26. Registration will open in late January.

About the High Point Market Authority
The High Point Market Authority,, is the official sponsor and organizer of High Point Market in High Point, N.C. Featuring an extensive selection of exhibitors spanning every category, style, and price point, and attracting tens of thousands of visitors from more than 100 countries twice each year, High Point Market is the driving force of the home furnishings industry. Find the High Point Market anywhere online, and follow on social media using the hashtag #hpmkt.


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