Womble Bond Dickinson attorney Patrick Spaugh is part of a select group of emerging professionals chosen to participate in the Home Furnishings Leadership Institute at High Point University. Spaugh joins 24 other professionals from across the home furnishings industry in this inaugural class.   The Institute is founded on the power and impact of peer learning gained through focused tutorial seminars.

Participants will receive mentoring in four pillars of leadership skills from top-level home furnishings industry leaders: 

  • Vision, led by Ron Wanek, Ashley Furniture Chairman and Founder;
  • Communication, led by International Market Centers Chairman and CEO Bob Maricich;
  • Execution, led by Vanguard Furniture CEO John Bray; and
  • Culture, led by Irv Blumkin, Nebraska Furniture Mart Chairman and CEO.

In addition, participants will receive instruction from faculty members at High Point University’s Phillips School of Business and the Nido R. Qubein School of Communications.

The American Home Furnishings Hall of Fame Foundation, Inc., is an industry-wide organization founded over 30 years ago to preserve its history of the home furnishings industry, to celebrate exceptional individuals who have made extraordinary contributions to the U.S. home furnishings industry, and to create a new class of innovation and leadership. More information about the American Home Furnishings Hall of Fame Foundation, Inc., can be found here.  

The Home Furnishings Leadership Institute will take place Feb. 20-24. Click here to read more in Furniture Today.

Patrick Spaugh focuses his practice on representing (1) businesses in complex commercial disputes before state and federal courts in the US, as well as international arbitrations; and (2) employers with disputes involving trade secrets, breaches of restrictive covenants, and Title VII, FMLA, and REDA claims. He also counsels the furniture industry on a variety of regulatory issues, with particular focus on new CPSC and EPA developments.