Sustainable Furnishings Council Names Casey PresidentCHAPEL HILL, NC - Margaret Casey has been appointed president of the Sustainable Furnishings Council (SFC).

Casey, a consultant for the Presidio Trust in San Francisco, helped to found the SFC in 2007. She previously served as the director of programming at World Market Center Las Vegas. She succeeds Jeff Hiller, who will remain on the SFC board.

Casey takes the helm of the SFC Board of Directors, which includes Vice-President Steve Freeman, Room & Board; Treasurer Greg Harden, Harden Furniture; Secretary Mark Comolli, Rainforest Alliance; Jeff Hiller, PROaction Marketing Group; Christina Nicholson, Williams-Sonoma; Mitchell Gold, Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams; Peggy Burns, Circle Furniture; Kathryn Fernholz, Dovetail Partners; and Mary Jane Grigsby, Adesso Designs. Founder Gerry Cooklin, Arte y Madera, is ex officio on the board.

The SFC is a non-profit coalition of materials suppliers, manufacturers, wholesalers, retailers and designers dedicated to raising awareness and improving the sustainability of practices throughout the home furnishings industry. Membership includes 150 manufacturers, 120 design firms, and 75 retailers.

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