HTT announces new director of research: Dana French  

Greensboro, N.C. – Dana French has been named director of market research for Home Textiles Today, replacing Kay Anderson, who has left the company.

A nine-year veteran at HTT parent company Reed Business Information, French has served as the department’s senior research specialist. In that role, she supported the research needs of a number of RBI’s titles, including HTT, Casual Living, Furniture/Today, Gifts & Decorative Accessories, Home Accents Today, Kids Today and Playthings.

Specifically, she had oversight for all of the industry rankings published by each of those titles and was also the lead research specialist for the various consumer surveys reported by those titles, including proprietary consumer research her department conducted in conjunction with Home and Garden Television.

In her new role, French will also oversee the efforts of research specialists Judi Fulbright, Daphne Garland-McLean and database coordinator Cynthia Myers.

French can be contacted by email at or by phone at (336) 605-1091.

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