Welcome TFS’ New Board President & Vice President
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.
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.
“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
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.
“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