International Casual Furnishings Association (ICFA) is a global organization established in 2008. ICFA promotes partnerships and business development within the casual furnishing and outdoor furnishings industry. ICFA is a trade association designed as a central resource for members to remain competitive in a fast changing global marketplace.
The International Casual Furnishings Association supports and promotes the growth of the outdoor and casual furnishings industry through professional education, networking and development. (Adopted by the ICFA Board of Directors – February 19, 2013)
Some key membership benefits include:
- Industry Networking Opportunities
- Research and Educational Programs
- Governmental Regulatory Affairs Insight and Information
ICFA Executive Committee Members
The ICFA is comprised of Executive Committee members, a Board of Directors, a Retail Council, and general members. All members are involved in the casual furnishings industry, ranging from manufacturers/importers, retailers, designers, sales representatives, suppliers and media associate members.
Chairman, Gary McCray of Klaussner Outdoor
In March 2014, Klaussner Home Furnishings hired Gary McCray to lead its new outdoor division, Klaussner Outdoor. Prior to joining Klaussner, Gary McCray was a Senior Vice President of Designer Brand Sales for Heritage Home.
Vice Chairman, Doug Sanicola of Outdoor Elegance
Doug Sanicola (former President at CCIC Loan Documentation Services), purchased Cathy’s Cottage in 2001 for the retailer’s leasing options. Shortly thereafter, he renamed the the business Outdoor Elegance Patio Design Center and grew the business from an 11 person team to over 550 team members.
Executive Committee Member, Bruce Erickson of Williams All Season
Bruce Erickson, Vice President of Business Management at Williams All Season.
Executive Committee Member, Ward Usmar of TUUCI
Ward Usmar has held a position with TUUCI as Sr. Vice President of Sales since August 2002, just six years after TUUCI was first established. Prior to joining TUUCI, Ward Usmar was the Executive Director for My Style.
Executive Committee Member, Frank Verna of Tropitone
2011, Director of Sales and Business Development at Tropitone Furniture Company. Frank Verna was formerly a Sales Rep for Tropitone from 2005 to 2001, Verna has also held positions with Trivantage and Alfresco Home.