Committees

The NWFA offers its members numerous opportunities to volunteer their time, expertise, business knowledge, technical knowledge and products to advance the NWFA's programs and the wood flooring industry.  For more information about committee service, contact Debbie Edgar at 800.422.4556 or debbie.edgar@nwfa.org.

Board of Directors

John Lessick, Apex Wood Floors, Chair

The NWFA Board of Directors is the governing body of the Association and is responsible for its management and operations. The Board consists of four officers and 11 directors, each of whom are voted into office by the NWFA membership to serve a three-year term.

Contractor Steering Committee

Chris Zizza, C&R Floors, Chair
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The Contractor Steering Committee is responsible for identifying specific business needs of contractors, and for researching and developing programs to fulfill those needs. The committee also is responsible for researching and recommending niche-specific programs and activities to the NWFA Board of Directors.

Distributor Steering Committee

John Wooten, CMH Flooring Products, Inc., Chair
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The Distributor Steering Committee is responsible for identifying specific business needs of distributors, and for researching and developing programs to fulfill those needs. The committee also is responsible for researching and recommending niche-specific programs and activities to the NWFA Board of Directors.

Expo Committee

Kevin Murphy, Trinity Hardwood, Chair
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The Expo Committee is responsible for planning and administering all aspects of the NWFA's annual Wood Flooring Expo. This includes development of program ideas and concepts, review of recommended talent from outside speakers, review, development and approval of the promotion schedule, and review of all details for the promotion and administration of the annual trade show.

FSC Procurement Group

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The FSC Procurement Group Steering Committee is comprised of wood flooring industry leaders, FSC-US leadership, and corporations outside of the wood flooring industry that are dedicated to developing more FSC-certified forest land.   

Government Relations Committee

Dan Natkin, Mannington Wood Floors, Chair
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This committee monitors federal legislation advising membership and participating in “coalitions” addressing issues affecting NWFA members.

Hardwood Floors Magazine Committee

Avi Hadad, Avi's Hardwood Floors, Inc., Chair
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The Hardwood Floors Magazine Committee is responsible for working with the publication staff to develop and review editorial content for Hardwood Floors Magazine, a publication of the NWFA with a circulation of more than 24,000.

International Committee

Jeff Fairbanks, Palo Duro Hardwoods, Inc., Chair
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The International Committee evaluates and recommends participation opportunities at international shows and events.

Manufacturer Steering Committee

Julie Russell, Glitsa, a division of Rudd Company, Chair
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The Manufacturer Steering Committee is responsible for identifying specific business needs of manufacturers, and for researching and developing programs to fulfill those needs. The Committee also is responsible for researching and recommending niche-specific programs and activities to the NWFA Board of Directors.

Marketing & Public Relations Committee

Brenda Kubasta, Oshkosh Designs, Chair
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The MPR Committee is responsible for increasing awareness of wood flooring in the architect and design communities through the development of CEUs and networking. The committee also promotes awareness and works to create consumer demand for wood flooring.

Membership Services Committee

Craig Dupra, Installers Warehouse, Chair
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The Membership Committee is responsible for the recruitment of new members and for the retention of current members for the Association. This committee is also responsible for reviewing the current programs offered to NWFA members, and periodically reviewing membership services to ensure that the services offered effectively serve the needs of the NWFA’s members.

NWFA RPP Governing Board

Don Finkell, Appalachian Standard Floors Inc., Chair
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The NWFA's Responsible Procurement Program (RPP) is a joint initiative between leading environmental groups and industry manufacturers committed to producing and promoting wood floors that come only from environmentally and socially responsible sources, improving forest sustainability for future generations.

Retail Steering Committee

Wayne Cotton, Cotton Associates, Chair
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The Retail Steering Committee is responsible for identifying specific business needs of retailers, and for researching and developing programs to fulfill those needs. The Committee also is responsible for researching and recommending specific programs and activities to the NWFA Board of Directors. 

Technical Education Committee

Todd McDonald, Infinity Wood Floors, Chair 
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The Technical Education Committee is responsible for developing programs that will help advance the technical skills and knowledge of wood flooring professionals.

Technical Publications Committee

Kevin Mullany, Benchmark Wood Floors, Chair
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The Technical Publications Committee reviews NWFA technical publication and guidelines for updates.  In addition, the Committee also is responsible for revising all technical information provided on the NWFA's web sites.

US & Canadian Solid Wood Flooring/NOFMA Manufacturer Steering Committee

Jon Smith, Smith Flooring, Inc., Chair
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The US & Canadian Solid Wood Flooring/NOFMA Manufacturer Steering Committee provides networking and education opportunities for NWFA member manufacturers with US and Canadian-based headquarters.


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