Tommy Leflein elected president of IHFRA

HIGH POINT — Tommy Leflein has been elected the 79th president of the International Home Furnishings Representatives Assn. He was inducted this month during IHFRA’s annual board of directors meeting here.

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Leflein began his career in 1974 at Thomas Furniture Company, his family’s furniture store in New Jersey, according to a release. In 1976, he became a sales representative for Thomasville Furniture for the New York and New Jersey territory. He served as a sales representative for Pennsylvania House from 1983 to 1993 and represented Row Furniture from 1993 to 2003. He also has worked for Benchcraft/Berkline, Lifestyle California and Nico Home (division of Nourison) as vice president of sales.

A longtime member of IHFRA, Leflein also has served in executive positions with the Tri-State Chapter and Greater Metropolitan Furnishings Assn. He was awarded the Charles B. Costar Dean of IHFRA Award, as well as the Howard Liveright Memorial Award, presented by the Greater Metropolitan Furnishings Assn.

Leflein is an active member of The Golden Slipper Club and Charity of Philadelphia as well as the City of Hope’s executive board for the Northeast.

Other IHFRA officers chosen at the March board meeting are Geoff Weed, Midwest Furniture Club, chairman of the board; Al David, Home Furnishings Assn. of Michigan, first vice president; Jon Schulman, Home Furnishings Representatives Guild of Southern California, second vice president; and John Pinion IV, at-large member, as secretary/treasurer. Harrison Rose, Midwest Furniture Club, will serve as head of IHFRA’s membership committee.

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