Gary Fazio to attend NAHFA’s Lunch with Leaders at High Point Market

April 4, 2014

Gary Fazio, CEO of Serta SimmonsThe NAHFA announced today that Gary Fazio, CEO of Serta Simmons, will attend their Lunch with Leaders event this Sunday, April 6 at the High Point Market, providing Next Generation-NOW members access to one of today’s biggest-name home furnishings executives.

The Association launched Lunch with Leaders at the Las Vegas Market in January 2014, with the simple goal of offering young industry professionals quality face time with leaders and influencers in the industry.

Jeff Child, RC Willey; Lori Kelley, Palliser Furniture; Toby Konetzny, Coaster Fine Furniture; Kerry Lebensburger, Ashley Furniture Industries; Robert Maricich, International Market Centers; and Chuck Reilly, AICO/Amini Innovation Corp were the leaders who met with 35 Next Gen NOW members at the January Las Vegas Market.

Based on positive reception from both Next Gen NOW members and the leaders at the inaugural event, the Association rolled out the same program for this market, opening up appointments with the following furniture execs:

Kevin Castellani, President, Furniture Today

Kurt Darrow, President, La-Z-Boy Intl.

Kim Knopf, Owner, Innovative Mattress Solutions

Keith Koenig, President, City Furniture

Marty Melcher, Group Vice President of Sales, Serta

and now, Gary Fazio, CEO, Serta Simmons Holdings.

The NAHFA is accepting sign-ups up until the event begins Sunday at 11:30 a.m.

Appointment times vary between the hours of 11:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. and are subject to availability.

Interested? Learn more and sign up at

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