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New York IFDA names board, officers

New York – The New York Chapter of the International Home Furnishings Association (IFDA) has announced its new slate of officers and board members for 2010.

Su Hilty, vp of marketing for showroom building 7 W New York, has been named president. President-elect is Wendy Silverstein, public relations consultant. Also named officers were Penny Sikalis of GLM, past president; Linda Kulla of Bardwil Industries, treasurer; and Susan Slotkis, interior designer/teacher, secretary. 

The new board of directors includes Christine Abbate and Melabee Miller, publications; Leyna Chiang and Olivia Spadafore, student liasons for education; Claire Coleman, director-at -large; Rose Gilbert, membership; Cathy Guterman, public relations; Maureen Klein, communications; Hermine Mariaux, future directions; Sandra Maitland, financial resources; Betsy Nichol, awards and recognition; Florence Perchuk and Michelle Slovak, seasonal events; and Claudia Tejeda, special events.

Founded in New York City, IFDA now encompasses 16 chapters in the U.S., members in China and a new chapter in Japan.

For information about the New York Chapter of IFDA and its activities, call 212-686-6020 or visit