Hooker Furnishings Promotes Erin Stone to VP Post

In her new role, Stone will be responsible for relationship management operations. 

04/28/2022
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Erin Stone, Hooker Furnishings
Hooker Furnishings has promoted Erin Stone to VP, Relationship Management Operations.

Hooker Furnishings, a leading home furnishings resources for case goods, leather furniture and fabric-upholstered furniture, has turned to a company veteran to help bring greater synergy and efficiency to its legacy and HMI brands with the promotion of Erin Stone to Vice President of Relationship Management Operations.
    
In her new role, Stone will take the lead on integrating customer care and service, account, and order management, as well as contract and hospitality operations and project management functions  between the two divisions. She will be creating new operational infrastructure around the interior design channel. She reports to Anne Smith, Chief Administrative Officer, and President of Domestic Upholstery.

“We are excited to take the next step in following through with our company mantra ‘One Company, One Team’ by having Erin oversee the merging of our management and service teams,” Smith said. “She brings great experience to this role, and we are pleased to have her lead improvements and efficiencies in these areas. She has been working with the different teams over the past several months in preparation and is creating a plan to proactively grow our warehouse and designer business with all our brands.”

Most recently, Stone was director of key accounts and hospitality sales operations at Home Meridian International. Prior to that position, she served as senior account manager leading direct operations and identifying growth opportunities for the division.
            
Earlier in her career, Stone led operations and claims at JAB Anstoetz USA.  The company is based in Germany with NYC and NC remote offices. JAB is a high-end textile source of fabrics, wallcoverings, and hardware available to the trade. 
            
Stone received her bachelor’s and master’s degrees from the University of North Carolina - Greensboro. She is certified in Global Studies and Textile Fundamentals. Additionally, Stone is a Chair of the AIDE DEI initiative at Hooker Furnishings and is rising Secretary of the Junior League of High Point.
 

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