01 December 2009

Gift and Home Trade Association elects officers

from a press release

Grand Rapids, Mich. - The Gift and Home Trade Association (GHTA), the industry's non-profit professional trade association, confirmed its 2010 Board of Directors during the 7th Annual GHTA Conference, held November 19-21 in Chandler, Arizona.
The GHTA's executive board is as follows: Doug Cofiell of Ivystone Group, chairman of the board; Beth Lang of Alexa's Angels, Inc., president; Marc Rice of Fox Premier Sales, vice president; Julie Dix of Taggies, Inc., treasurer; and Sharon White of DMW Associates, secretary.
Additionally, the GHTA has added several new members to its 2010 board, each of whom bring a wealth of talent and experience to the organization: Frederic Contino of Midwest-CBK, Todd Litzman of Brandwise, Inc., David Moses of Lazy Susan, and Dennis Nemcek of DNA.
Continuing their board terms are Ed Butler of The Butler Group, Inc., Kelly Gunn of SnapRetail, Cathy Scholin of Cathy & Co., Inc., and Adam Schrier of Whereoware. All GHTA board members are chosen using a nomination and interview process. The members of the GHTA then vote to confirm each member at the annual GHTA conference.
"This new board will continue to bring new energy to this organization," said Beth Lang, the current GHTA president. "We look forward to the year ahead, and to the new and exciting initiatives that will be planned and implemented."

To learn more about the Gift and Home Trade Association, please call 877.600.4872 or visit http://www.giftandhome.org/. About the Gift and Home Trade Association:GHTA is the gift and home industry's non-profit professional trade association formed to help vendors, sales agencies and industry affiliates work together to improve relationships. GHTA's mission is to lead and transform the gift and home industry to ensure its long-term health and viability. GHTA has four major initiatives: to educate sales professionals; to understand and educate the industry on opportunities for technological efficiencies; to support and cultivate the industry's independent retailers; and to understand and educate the industry on showroom/trade show costs, statistics, schedules, opportunities and preferences. GHTA can be reached by email at info@giftandhome.org. or more information on the GIFT AND HOME Trade Association visit http://www.giftandhome.org/.

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