October 17, 2022 – Dalton, GA – The Floor Covering Industry Foundation (FCIF) is excited to announce that Doug Jackson, President of Cali Floors, and Amy Rush-Imber, Editor in Chief of Floor Covering Weekly, will be joining their board of directors. These new directors will contribute to strategic direction for continued growth around FCIF’s mission – to provide financial support to industry employees during life-altering medical hardships.”FCIF is stewarded by a highly engaged and committed Board of Directors,” said Andrea Blackbourn, Executive Director of FCIF. “We are proud to welcome these two incredible leaders as new colleagues on the FCIF Board. Each provides a unique background and perspective, and we look forward to their expertise and guidance this year.”
Elected at the September board meeting, these individuals will begin serving their three-year term in January 2023. The FCIF Board of Directors has 34 members and comprises representatives from manufacturers, retailers, trade shows, and media who are dedicated to its life-changing mission.Doug Jackson, as President of Cali Floors is responsible for steering the company’s unique omni-channel platform, authentic brand experience, and highly specialized teams to drive growth. With over 25 years of flooring industry experience, Jackson is known for his visionary leadership and strength in fostering strategic relationships.
“Anyone who has been in this business as long as I have will tell you that underneath the focus on revenue and margins, our industry has a ton of heart,” said Jackson. “The most successful players know we’re only as strong as our team, and the FCIF is one of the best vehicles to put that philosophy into action. I’m honored to join a board of colleagues who prioritize the greater good and keep us focused on what matters most.”Amy Rush-Imber, Editor-in-Chief of Floor Covering Weekly (FCW) magazine, has spent her career in publishing in the home interior space. For more than a decade, she has directed FCW’s content and helped develop FCW’s custom content services, launch its video platform FCWLive, as well as create the book’s popular Retail Road Trip series, now in its fourth year, and the education library of Floor Covering 101 Guides, among other unique programs.
“I am honored to be a part of the FCIF board and to have the opportunity to help the foundation continue to serve the industry in a way that no other organization does or can,” said Rush-Imber. “Having written about FCIF for more than a decade, I look forward to being more intimately involved.”
The Floor Covering Industry Foundation was created in 1981 by leaders in the industry to focus attention on health and human service needs of floor covering industry members in times of life-altering medical hardships. Since its founding, the FCIF has distributed more than $9 million in grants with compassion, confidentiality, and dignity. Beneficiaries include flooring retailers, installers, retail salespeople, distributor personnel, manufacturing employees, and industry executives. For more information or to donate visit www.fcif.org.