WFCA Announces 2024 Board of Directors; O'Krent Named Chairman

Dalton, GA, January 17, 2024-The World Floor Covering Association (WFCA) has unveiled its new board chairman and executive committee members, following their confirmation during a virtual board meeting held on December 15, 2023. 

Sam O’Krent, CEO of O’Krent Floors in San Antonio, Texas, assumes the role of the 60th chairman of the board, marking the beginning of a new era in the organization's leadership. O’Krent, embarking on a two-year term, succeeds Dean Howell of Moda Floors & Interiors, Atlanta, Georgia, who now takes on the role of immediate past chairman.

O'Krent, a seasoned veteran with over 41 years with his family’s fifth generation business, has been at the helm of O'Krent Floors since 1997. Continuing the legacy started by his great grandfather Samuel O’Krent in 1915, O’Krent prioritizes creating a welcoming environment and adapting the business with new services and technologies. O’Krent Floors is a member of the National Floorcovering Alliance.

Additionally, the following were elected to serve on the 2024 WFCA Executive Committee:

immediate past chair: Dean Howell, president, Moda Floors & Interiors

chair-elect: Lauren Voit, president, Great Western Flooring

CFO/treasurer: Adam Nonn, president, Nonn’s Kitchen Bath & Flooring

secretary: Typhannie Harker, chief executive officer, Carpeting by Mike Inc

vice chair: Janice Clifton, owner of Abbey Carpets Unlimited

The WFCA membership has elected Darren Harrison, vice president of Sunshine Interiors, as the newest addition to the board of directors.