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Welcome TFS’ New Board President & Vice President

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The Furni­ture Society welcomes incom­ing Board Pres­i­dent, Karen Ernst and Vice Pres­i­dent, Kathryn Hall.

We are thrilled to have these two incred­i­ble indi­vid­u­als step­ping into these roles and look forward to working with them in contin­u­ing to steer the course for The Furniture Society.

Karen Ernst

Incoming FS Board President

Karen Ernst has served on the Board of Direc­tors for the past four years and has been the Vice Pres­i­dent since 2020. Karen has also served as the co-chair of the Nomi­na­tions & Gover­nance commit­tee and will continue serving in that capac­ity as we go forward.

Karen Ernst

I am so excited to be tran­si­tion­ing from my role as Vice Pres­i­dent to Pres­i­dent of the Board of Trustees of the Furni­ture Society. Along­side Kathryn Hall, our new VP, I look forward to contin­u­ing to work toward making this orga­ni­za­tion the place where people go to be inspired, make connec­tions with others, learn new things, and most impor­tantly, feel a sense of commu­nity. I attended my first FS Confer­ence in 2006 and have been hooked ever since — I care deeply about this orga­ni­za­tion and want to do every­thing in my power to best serve and build our membership.”

Learn more about Karen

Kathryn Hall

Incoming FS Vice President

Kathryn Hall joined the board in 2020. Kathryn is moving into the role of Vice Pres­i­dent, and will continue in her role as co-chair of the Program Committee.

K Hall

I am delighted to serve as the Vice Pres­i­dent of The Furni­ture Society’s Board of Trustees along­side such a dedi­cated staff and Board with Karen Ernst at the helm as our incom­ing Pres­i­dent. When I joined the Board in 2020 and took on the posi­tion of Program­ming Chair, we quickly pivoted to launch our virtual program­ming plat­form, FS Connects to meet the chal­lenges of the pandemic. This plat­form allowed us to offer unique program­ming year round and to improve access to TFS events. Taking what we have learned, I am commit­ted to helping ensure that TFS can stay rele­vant and meet the needs of our member­ship while being poised to grow. I have gained so much from being part of this commu­nity. It contin­ues to be a great source of inspi­ra­tion, fellow­ship, and learn­ing and I’m honored to be in a posi­tion to carry the organization forward.”

Learn more about Kathryn