October 19, 2022 | Press Releases

WithIt Announces 2022 WOW Award Recipients in Advance of Gala Dinner


WithIt, the women’s leadership development network for the home and furnishings industry, announces the recipients of the 2022 WOW Awards which will be presented during a gala dinner on Friday, October 21st during High Point Market.

WithIt is proud of this year’s distinguished nominees and will honor all finalists during the Awards dinner in the IHFC’s International Ballroom. The annual WOW Awards honor the achievements of home furnishings professionals that embody the organization’s mission.

On Friday, a panel of judges scored packages and recommendations submitted by the nominees. The 2022 WOW Award recipients are:

MENTORING AWARD: JoAnne Staltari-Wiley, J.B. Hunt Final Mile

FUTURE LEADER AWARD: Shannon Williams, Home Furnishings Association

LEADERSHIP AWARD: Amy Vernon, La-Z-Boy Incorporated

EDUCATION AWARD: Kaprice Crawford, Home Furnishings Association


Susan Inglis, founding executive director of the Sustainable Furnishings Council, will receive the Visionary Award honoring her achievement, insight and actions which have significantly impacted the home furnishings industry.

As part of the gala, WithIt will honor all final nominees for these prestigious awards:  Lisa Hawkins, Room to Room Furniture; Louise Traficanti, Eastern Accents; Deborah Hernandez, Fashion Institute of Technology; Jane Dagmi, HPxD; Dorota Lopez, Dorota, Inc.; Erin Weir, Pearl Collective; Rebecca Colyn, Magnussen Home; Lisa Koskela, Lisa Koskela Designs; Jamie Gaston, Esquire Advertising; Kristin Olson; Covington Fabric & Design. The 2022 WOW Awards were made possible through the generous support of vision sponsor International Market Centers, event sponsors J.B. Hunt Transport, Jola Interactive, Moso Graphics and Furniture Today.


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