Leadership

Meet the team behind the work of the Floor Covering Education Foundation.

The FCEF is fortunate to have a passionate team and dedicated Board of Directors that provides direction, support, and ideas – and works to make our vision a reality.

Board of Directors

Thanks to the commitment of leaders across our industry, we have a Board of Directors that provides a wide range of perspectives in the flooring industry. 

DON ROBERTS
Chairman of the Board
Retail Representative

STEVE ABERNATHY
Board Member
World Floor Covering Association

MIKE BEAVERS
Board Member, Marketing Chair
Retail Representative

BART BETTIGA
Board Member
National Tile Contractors Association

BILL BLACKSTOCK
Board Member
The Resilient Floor Covering Institute

GENE CORVINO
Board Member
William M. Bird & Co.

DEB DEGRAAF
Board Member
World Floor Covering Association

PIET DOSSCHE
Board Member
Industry Representative

BILL GADDIS
Board Member
Mohawk Industries

GEOFF GORDAN
Board Member
FUSE Commercial Flooring Alliance

RUSSELL HEADRICK
Board Member, Finance Chair
Shaw Industries

JEFF HONKOEN
Board Member
Engineered Floors

SCOTT HUMPHREY
Board Member, Executive Chair
World Floor Covering Association

MICHALE MARTIN
Board Member
National Wood Flooring Association

ROBERT VARDEN
Board Member
International Certified Flooring Installers Association

STAFF

The passionate and dedicated team managing day-to-day operations and driving the organization forward. 

JIM AARON
Executive Director

KAYE WHITENER
Director of Operations

TIFFANY KETCHEM
Administrative Assistant

HEAR FROM AN INSTALLER

The flooring industry not only changed my life, it also allowed me to be able to change a few of my family members’ lives. I learned how to fish so I’ll never go hungry and now I teach others how to fish so they will never go hungry.

Marquis Wright, Mr. Wright Flooring

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