ICFA Names Karen Brams to Chair Retail Council

Brams follows Colin Stuart, outgoing Chair of the International Casual Furnishings Association Retail Council. 

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The ICFA has named Karen Brams as Chairman of its Retail Council

Karen Brams, President of Island Living & Patio in West Palm Beach, FL, is serving as the 2021 Chair of the International Casual Furnishings Association Retail Council following four years as a member. 

Collins Stuart, owner of Outdoor Living in St. George, UT, steps up to Vice Chair after serving on the Retail Council for the past two years.

The ICFA Retail Council represents the approximately 120 outdoor specialty store members nationwide and provides a voice in the leadership of the trade association. The Retail Council is the sponsor of the ICFA Industry Roundtables held the day before the official opening of Casual Market Chicago and scheduled for Monday afternoon, September 20, 2021.

Members of the Retail Council with terms expiring at the end of 2021 are Nancy Del  Campo, Tri-Supply, Temple, TX; Judy Miller, Outback Patio Furnishings, Marble Falls, TX; Tom Vielbig, Backyard Living, Ridgewood, NJ; Jack Wills, Jack Wills Outdoor Living, Tulsa, OK; and Stuart.

Members with terms expiring at the end of 2022 are Melissa Glikes, Sisset’s, Gainesville, FL; Grant Henegin, The Fire House Casual Living Store, Charlotte, NC; Eli Hymer, Gasper Home & Garden, Richboro, PA; Lee Recchia, American Casual Living, Suwanee, GA; and Brams.

Retail Council members with terms expiring at the end of 2023 include Amy Arant, Wrapsosdy Outdoor Living, Blue Ridge, GA; Don Davis, Heat n Sweep, Okemos, MI; Ben Harvey, Patio Productions, San Diego, CA; Panatda Hengboonyaphan, The Wickery, South Toms River, NJ; and Scott Horvath, O’Malia’s Living, Carmel, IN.

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