Doug Sanicola has been named Acting Chair of the International Casual Furnishings Association (ICFA) following the resignation of Joe Pucci of Great Gatherings. He will fill the unexpired term through year-end.
Sanicola, president of Outdoor Elegance in La Verne, CA, served as the trade group’s first retail chair in 2017. He was elected to the Board of Directors in 2012 for a three-year term and later served as vice chair in 2015 and 2016.
Sanicola and his wife, Sharon, purchased Outdoor Elegance in May 2001. The single-store operation has been an ICFA Apollo Award finalist for retailing excellence in 2010, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2018 and 2019.