The American Home Furnishings Hall of Fame Foundation is seeking nominations for the Paul Broyhill Future Leaders Award, given during the April High Point Market. Each candidate must be under 40 years of age and will be selected based on a points-based evaluation of the candidate’s leadership, potential for personal growth, communications skills, and their commitment to the industry.
The Paul Broyhill Future Leaders Award, named after one of the industry’s leading families and a company that focused on executive training, is given annually to five emerging leaders. James Edgar Broyhill bought a struggling furniture operation in 1926, and despite the Great Depression, grew the company to over 1,000 employees. Paul Broyhill worked alongside his father, ultimately becoming CEO. A marketing genius and an innovator, he made Broyhill Furniture a household name, growing the company to six-million sq. ft. of manufacturing space and employing over 7,000 workers. “Rather than just building plants, I like to think I built people,” Broyhill would say.
“One of the highlights of the evening is a guided discussion over dinner which brings together today’s young minds with the wisdom and experience of inducted members of the Hall of Fame,” says Karen McNeill, Hall of Fame CEO and president of the board of directors. “The exchange is meaningful not just for the encouragement and recognition, but also for the exposure to generational points of view that benefits the inductees as much as those being recognized. This interchange of ideas is what the Hall of Fame is all about.”
The profile of a Paul Broyhill Future Leader is:
- Under 40 years old
- An innovator
- A leader among peers
- Engaged with the home furnishings industry
- Willing to join a guided discussion with inductees
- Someone you would like to recognize and encourage
To nominate someone as an American Home Furnishings Hall of Fame Paul Broyhill Future Leader, download a nomination form at: homefurnishingshalloffame.com/leadership-initiative or call 336.882.5900 to request a form. Deadline for entries is February 1, 2024.
As the cornerstone of the Hall of Fame Leadership Initiative, the Paul Broyhill Future Leaders Award is given annually to five emerging leaders who are selected on a points-based evaluation of the candidate’s leadership, potential for personal growth, communications skills and their commitment to the industry.
In addition to the coveted award, recipients will receive a beautifully framed Certificate of Achievement signed by Hunt Broyhill, the published “Oral History of Paul Hunt Broyhill,” and an invitation to dinner with five other Future Leaders and five inducted members of the Hall of Fame. They also will be made members of the Leaders Circle of the Hall of Fame, and invited to its activities at the permanent home of the Hall of Fame that opened in April 2023. Honorees also are automatically accepted into the prestigious American Home Furnishings Hall of Fame Leadership Institute at High Point University.