HIGH POINT, N.C. --  WithIt, a business networking group for women in the home and furnishings industries, named its 2016 Board of Directors including two new vice presidents: Lorri Kelley of Palliser Furniture and Pamela Thomas of Universal Furniture.  

The 2016 WithIt Board of Directors includes:

WithIt Chair: Betty Lyn Eller, Manhattan Magnolia
President, Violette Forman, Havertys
First Vice President/President-Elect; Dorian Stacy Sims, Stacy Furniture & Design
Treasurer: Anita Wimmer, Stanley Furniture Co.
Secretary: Lark Shirley-Stevens, Furniture First

Vice Presidents and Committee Chairs are:
Marketing: Laura Holland, Heritage Home Group
Education: Lorri Kelley, Palliser Furniture
Membership: Jeanie Viars, Valdese Weavers
Business Development: Andrea Maricich, Let’s Get Original
Scholarship: Karen Fallon, Heritage Home Group
Manufacturing: Pamela Thomas, Universal Furniture
Connections: Samantha Peloquin, Lexington Home Brands
Supplier Division: Vicki Payne, Cutters Productions

Amy Van Dorp is the organization’s Managing Director.

WithIt's slate of  2016 events include the WOW Awards, a dinner and reception event on Friday, April 15, 2016 in High Point, North Carolina. The annual WOW Awards honor the achievements of home and furnishings professionals and businesses that embody the organization's mission.  Sponsorship and tickets are available.  

Also on tap this year is WithIt's annual WITHIT New York Design Tour that will be held from Friday, May 13 through Monday, May 16. The event will open Friday evening with a special backstage tour at the New York City Ballet with several dancers, followed by a champagne reception and performance. Saturday and Sunday will be filled with museum tours, retail therapy and surprises. Monday the group will go behind the scenes with designers, makers and creative talent for an exclusive inside look at their studios. A farewell dinner with special guest will close the event.

The WithIt Professional Conference will take place June 12-14, 2016 in Charleston, South Carolina.  During the annual conference WithIt provides the opportunity for attendees to hear dynamic speakers share perspective on important issues, leadership development workshops along with networking opportunities to engage with other talented industry professionals.  

For more information on WithIt's 2016 events, visit www.WithIt.org.


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