Retailer Angela Edwards joins Planned Furniture Promotions
GDA Staff -- Gifts & Dec, September 12, 2012
ENFIELD, Conn. - Former furniture retailer Angela Edwards has joined liquidation and furniture sales event specialist Planned Furniture Promotions as senior account consultant.
Edwards joins PFP from Wahlquist Management Corp., where she was vice president of sales and marketing. Previously, Edwards owned and operated two furniture stores in the middle Georgia area for nearly 17 years. She also served as a marketing consultant with U.S. Broadcasting and stockbroker with Wachovia Securities.
In her new role with PFP, Edwards will work closely with retailers to "determine their promotional needs and develop the most effective, profitable, high-impact solutions," said Tom Liddell, senior vice president of sales and marketing. "Angela comes to us with a wealth of retail and promotional experience. She's well known and respected within the industry and has a high level of personal integrity and a creative, problem-solving approach. She will fit in well with our company, since those are qualities that PFP is known for as well."
Edwards, who will report to the partners of the company, is the first woman to serve as an account executive on the Planned Furniture Promotions team.
Edwards opened the first of her two stores in 1995. Over the years, the store was featured in national industry publications for its unique and eclectic product mix. The company received awards from Norwalk Furniture for ranking among its Top 5 stores in the nation and received Norwalk's prestigious Cornerstone Award in 2008 for supporting and reflecting the ideals and principles of the company.
An active contributor to the industry, Edwards has served on the board of directors for the Georgia Home Furnishings Association for the past 15 years, and in 2008, served as the group's president.
Edwards also is active in her community, serving as an executive board member of the Greater Macon Chamber of Commerce, executive board member and chairperson of the Better Business Bureau, board member of the Macon Downtown Rotary Club and Paul Harris Fellow in Rotary. She earned a bachelor's degree from Georgia College and State University.
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