CITY OF COMMERCE, Calif., (April 26, 2007) - After 14 years of association growth and industry leadership, Dale Silverman, CAE, SPHR, executive vice president of the Association of Woodworking & Furnishings Suppliers ® (AWFS ® ) has set the date of her impending retirement as February 9, 2008.Skip Hem, Royal Plywood vice president, composite panel division and AWFS president, announced on behalf of the AWFS board of directors that Angelo Gangone, AWFS vice president of trade shows has been formally selected to replace Silverman as AWFS executive vice president.
has worked to provide the vision that has allowed AWFS
to reinvent itself, emerging from an organization that was locally driven and regionally oriented to one that is internationally known and respected for its dedication to strengthening the woodworking and home furnishings supply industry.
has guided our association and industry with experience and insight for more than a decade.
...Prior to becoming the executive vice president of AWFS in 1994, Silverman was the executive director of the Professional in Human Resources Association (PIHRA).Silverman holds a Bachelor of Arts degree and a Master's degree in Business Administration from UCLA.She
also holds several professional accreditations that include Senior Professional
in Human Resources (SPHR) and Certified Association Professional (CAE).