The Floor Covering Industry Foundation (FCIF) announced that Doug Jackson, president, Cali Floors, and Amy Rush-Imber, editor in chief, Floor Covering Weekly, will be joining the board of directors. These new directors will contribute to strategic direction for continued growth around FCIF's mission – to provide financial support to industry employees during life-altering medical hardships.

"FCIF is stewarded by a highly engaged and committed Board of Directors," said Andrea Blackbourn, Executive Director of FCIF. "We are proud to welcome these two incredible leaders as new colleagues on the FCIF Board. Each provides a unique background and perspective, and we look forward to their expertise and guidance this year."

Elected at the September board meeting, these individuals will begin serving their three-year term in January 2023. The FCIF Board of Directors has 34 members and comprises representatives from manufacturers, retailers, trade shows, and media who are dedicated to its life-changing mission.

2022 Board of Directors, Officers and Committees:

Paul Murfin, president, Taylor Adhesives

Larry Nagle, president, N.L. Nagle, Inc. 

Sam O'Krent, owner, O'Krent's Flooring Center

Ed Perrin, lead advisor, Karndean Designflooring 

Michel Vermette, president and CEO, Armstrong Flooring

Bob Weiss, president and CEO, All Tile Inc. 

Will Young, director of national accounts, Engineered Floors

Jonathan Cohen, president and CEO, Stanton Carpet

Ted Dlugokienski, CFO, Abbey Carpet Co., Inc.

Carrie Edwards Isaac, vice president of hospitality, Shaw Industries Group

Steve Feldman, publisher and editorial director, Floor Covering News

Mark Flinn, general manager, Floor Covering Weekly

Kennedy Frierson, chairman and CEO, The Dixie Group

Jeff Golden, managing director, JG Media Group/ProInstaller

Philip Gutierrez, chairman and CEO, Abbey Carpet Company

Kemp Harr, publisher/owner, Floor Focus Magazine

Max Holland, COO, FEI Group

Kevin Jablon, president, Spartan Surfaces

Tanja Kern, associate publisher and editor, Floor Trends; editorial director, BNP Media Flooring Group

Raymond Mancini, Jr., CEO, The Belknap Haines Group

Jeanne Matson, consultant


Andrea Blackbourn, executive director, FCIF

Steve Abernathy, CFO, World Floor Covering Association

Executive Committee: 

Chairman of the Board: Charlie Dilks, chief product officer, CCA Global Partners, Inc. 

Vice-Chairman: Scott Humphrey, CEO, World Floor Covering Association

Treasurer: Keith Campbell, chairman of the board, Mannington Mills

Corporate Secretary: Piet Dossche, Dossche Holding Company

Howard Brodsky, chairman/CEO, CCA Global Partners, Inc. 

Roger S. Marcus, chairman and CEO, American Biltrite Inc. 

Dana Teague, vice president, Informa Exhibitions U.S. 

Emily Morrow Finkell, CEO, Emily Morrow Home


Ralph Boe, president, ArrowStar

Lisa Browning, National Floorcovering Alliance

Brian Caress, CEO, Redi Carpet

Mark Clayton, president, Phenix Flooring

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