Dean Howell Named Chairman of WFCA

Dalton, GA, December 22, 2021––Dean Howell, president of Moda Floors & Interiors in Atlanta, Georgia, has been elected chairman of the board of the World Floor Covering Association (WFCA). 

Howell, who has been a member of the board since 2013, succeeds Deb DeGraaf as she steps down but remains engaged with the organization as immediate past chairman.

At the fall board of directors meeting in San Antonio, Texas, directors also elected Sam O’Krent, president O’Krent Floors, as chairman-elect; confirmed Don Roberts, president Central Alabama Flooring, as chief financial officer and treasurer; Adam Nonn, president Nonn’s Kitchen Bath & Flooring, as secretary; and Jim Walters, former president Macco Floor Covering Center; Lauren Voit, president, Great Western Flooring Co. as vice-chairs. These individuals will comprise the association's executive committee for 2022-2023.

The WFCA elects its board of directors for three-year terms. Current directors include:

Cheryl Acierno, Acierno & Company

David Garden, Installation Services, LLC

Skip Mancini, BT Mancini Co., Inc.

Typhannie Watson, Carpeting by Mike, Inc

Jay Kopelson, Mannington Mills

Madeleine Bayless, RFMS


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