It’s time to get involved with the Next Generation of Home Furnishings Professionals—we’re growing quickly, and we need your help!


We encourage you to volunteer to serve on a Next Generation-NOW committee. Committee work can expand your network, as well as your future. The time commitment is minimal, and the results are rewarding and fun. All we ask from you is to commit to a minimum of one conference call per month and actively engage in emails, sharing your great thoughts and ideas to help us grow our community.


Take a sec to let us know how you’d like to lend a hand in shaping the Next Generation.

Click Here to sign up now, or contact a committee chair directly.


Meet the Next Generation-NOW Advisory Board & your Committee Chairs

Next Generation-NOW is a hosted community of the North American Home Furnishings Association. In order to have the next generation’s voice heard, an advisory board of peers has been created to cultivate the group and ensure they are ready to move the industry forward.

Education Committee

A committee focused on researching and recommending relevant topics to be presented to NGN members and potential members in ways that are interesting, informative and exciting. The committee is also responsible for helping plan and present any panels, presentations and or webinars.

Joey Gunn

Knight Furniture — Sherman, TX


Event Planning Committee

A committee focused on developing exciting out-of-the-box and relevant events that meet the main tenant of the group: Having Responsible Fun and Getting Business Done.

Sara WeddingSara Wedding — Saint Paul, MN


I have been in the industry since 2008 and enjoy working with retailers & suppliers across the country.

Marketing Committee

A committee primarily focused on keeping NGN prominently in front of the membership, potential members, sponsors and expanding the visibility and brand of NGN throughout the furniture industry.

Alex Macias

Alex Macias

Muebleria Del Sol — Phoenix, AZ


I am passionate about the furniture industry and the second generation of Del Sol Furniture.

Technology Committee

A committee focused on growing NGN’s reputation as an industry leader in technology by finding and utilizing cutting edge tools. A committee tasked with managing and maintaining the group’s technology presence.

http::// DoranKevin Doran

R&A Marketing — Columbus, OH


I am a 2nd generation family business owner of R&A Marketing, which has been serving furniture retailers since 1987.


Member Recruitment Committee

A committee focused on growing and maintaining the NGN community throughout the entire Furniture Industry through strategic outreach to prospective members. This committee will help drive the makeup and energy of the group. Without members there is no group! So jump in and help make the Next Generation Now!

Amy Albert
Amy Albert

Pilgrim Furniture City — Southington, CT


Pilgrim was started by my Grandfather and is a family owned store and I am the 3rd generation to work in the business.

Lael ThompsonLael Thompson

Broyhill Home / Sonshine Furniture Today — Denver, CO


I am the second generation within my family’s business, and have worked in the store since 1999.



Meet your NAHFA Liaison

Sydnee Seites

Sydnee Seites

North American HFA — Northern CA

Staff Liaison


I am a Millennial, new to the business, eager to move the industry forward.