Friends and Members of the NUA,
It is with a mix of emotions that I write to you today as I bid farewell to my role as President of the National Upholstery Association. Serving in this capacity has been an honor and a privilege, and I am immensely grateful for the trust and support you have shown me throughout my tenure.
Together, we have achieved remarkable milestones and strengthened the bond within our upholstery community. The shared passion for our craft has been the driving force behind our successes, and I am confident that the NUA will continue to thrive under the guidance of our new president.
I am delighted to introduce Keaven Willa Hartt, who is stepping into the role of President. Keaven brings a wealth of experience and a deep commitment to our shared goals. She has been an NUA member since 2021 and a Board member since 2022, where she quickly stepped up into the open role of Secretary. As a Board member and volunteer, Keaven has taken on a number of projects, including strategic planning coordination, website administration, and CWC pre-event coordination (just to name a few). I have full confidence in her ability to lead our association to new heights and foster an environment of collaboration, innovation, and mutual support.
As I reflect on the moments we've shared, the challenges we've overcome, and the victories we've celebrated together, I am filled with gratitude. Each member and volunteer has contributed to the success of our association, and I am proud to have been part of this remarkable journey.
I want to express my deepest appreciation to the dedicated board members, committee chairs, volunteers, and every member who has played a role in making our association vibrant and dynamic. Your dedication has been the driving force behind our accomplishments, and I have no doubt that you will continue to contribute your expertise and passion in the years to come.
Although my role as President may be coming to an end, my commitment to the National Upholstery Association remains unwavering. I will continue to serve on the Board of Directors and look forward to continuing my involvement and supporting the association in new capacities.
Thank you for the privilege of serving as your President. I am excited about the future of our association under the capable leadership of Keaven. Please join me in welcoming her and offering your support as we embark on this next chapter together.
Wishing you all continued success and fulfillment in your upholstery endeavors.
Outgoing President, National Upholstery Association