The National Wood Flooring Association announced its 2009 Board of Directors during its convention in Long Beach, CA, April 28 – May 1.  The NWFA’s Board of Directors is the governing body of the NWFA and is responsible for its management and operations.  The Board consists of four officers and 11 directors, each of whom is voted into office by the NWFA membership to serve a three-year term.  The NWFA 2009 Board of Directors is as follows:  

Chairman:         Don Finkell, Anderson Hardwood Floors – Clinton, SC

Vice Chairman:            Neil Poland, Mullican Flooring – Johnson City, TN

Treasurer:         Rick Holden, Derr Flooring Co. – Willow Grove, PA

Secretary:         John Lessick, Apex Wood Floors – Downers Grove, IL

Past Chairman: Ken Schumacher, Schumacher & Co. – Newport, KY

Directors:         Tom Anstett, Powernail Company – Lake Zurich, IL          

Dewevai Buchanan, Mohawk Industries – Dalton, GA          

Jeff Fairbanks, Palo Duro Hardwoods – Denver, CO          

David Graf, Graf Brothers Flooring – South Shore, KY          

Bob Haggard, Hassell & Hughes Lumber Company – Collinwood, TN          

Leonard Hall, Endurance Floor Company – West Park, FL          

Sprigg Lynn, Universal Floors – Washington, DC          

Tommy Maxwell, Maxwell Hardwood Flooring – Monticello, AR          

Glen Miller, Superior Flooring – Etobicoke, ON, Canada          

Kevin Mullany, Benchmark Wood Floors – Albuquerque, NM          

Sam Smith, Koetter Woodworking – Borden, IN

Ex-Officio Directors:   Jerry Coleman, Porta-Nails – Wilmington, NC          

Mark Elwell, Bamboo Flooring Hawaii LLC – Honolulu, HI          

Kim Holm, Mannington Wood Floors – Salem, NJ          

Jim Schumacher, 3M – Annandale, NJ          

John Wooten, CMH Flooring Products – Wadesboro, NC          

The National Wood Flooring Association is a non-profit trade organization, with more than 3,800 members world-wide, dedicated to educating consumers, architects, designers, specifiers and builders in the uses and benefits of wood flooring.  The NWFA can be contacted at (800) 422-4556, or on-line at