2022 Steffi Dotson Service Award Recipient
The Furniture Society is pleased to announce that Bart Niswonger has been awarded the 2022 Steffi Dotson Service Award.
The Board of Directors of The Furniture Society is pleased to announce that the 2022 Steffi Dotson Service Award is being given to Bart Niswonger. The award is named in honor of past President Steffanie Dotson whose dedication and service during her tenure as President and as a Trustee ensured The Furniture Society’s continuing strength and accomplishments during a period of great transition.
Bart Niswonger has loyally served the Furniture Society for many years, as a heavily-involved community member, then board member, then Board President. However, most relevant to this award, is the tireless work that Bart has done for us long after the end of his Board term. Bart has continued to assist with all things relating to our website, online systems, and membership organizational systems, meeting with and advising us on a regular basis. Not only did Bart develop and launch our new website, but in the shift to a need for virtual platforms during the pandemic and with the development of FSConnects, Bart stood by us, ensuring that, when our only interaction with our membership was digital, that interface and outward facing platform were dialed in.
Bart Niswonger has given generously of his time with dedicated and considered thought to assist The Furniture Society. We are lucky to have someone like Bart as a friend, colleague, and advisor. The Furniture Society owes Bart both a debt of gratitude and the Board of Trustees is pleased to honor him for his service.
Bart’s volunteerism will be celebrated during the June FS22: Working Together conference on Thursday, June 9 at 7:00 – 7:30 pm eastern . We welcome you to join this celebration of Bart and to thank him for his continued support of The Furniture Society.