WFCA CEO Celebrates 10 Years of Leadership
The World Floor Covering Association’s (WFCA) CEO recently celebrated a major milestone — a decade of service to the organization.
Ten years this past March 28, Scott Humphrey took on the leadership role at WFCA.
“I am humbled to see what we have accomplished and motivated to ensure the WFCA continues to make a lasting impact on the flooring Industry and those who work in it,” says Humphrey. “We are committed to ensuring the association remains focused on the current and future issues facing the flooring industry, prioritizing growing the number of skilled installation professionals, advocating for the widespread integration of technology and fostering the development of prospective leaders.”
Since Humphrey joined the association in 2013, it has grown in influence and expanded its network. WFCA now boasts more than 10,000 members and reaches 95 per cent of independent floor covering retailers in the industry.
Additionally, the organization has become an industry activist, spearheading initiatives committed to addressing critical issues that impact professional flooring dealers and the overall industry.
“The WFCA has been fortunate to have Scott at the helm for 10 years,” says Dean Howell, WFCA board chair and owner of Moda Floors and Interiors. “His energy, passion and leadership are infectious and unparalleled.”
During his tenure, Humphrey has successfully broadened WFCA’s influence and tackled industry-related concerns by incorporating other entities’ management, such as Floor Covering Business to Business (fcB2b), the International Certified Flooring Installers Association (CFI) and the Floor Covering Industry Foundation (FCIF), under the WFCA umbrella; offering free membership to all primary members with the aim of increasing WFCA’s standing as the preeminent voice of the flooring industry; forming the first industry-wide initiative to address the installation crisis, the Floor Covering Education Foundation (FCEF); and guiding the industry with crisis management during the pandemic.
“One of the best decisions the WFCA ever made was asking Scott Humphrey to be chief executive officer,” says Sam O’Krent, WFCA chair-elect and owner of O’Krent Floors. “He has led the organization and its ever changing volunteer board with skill and charm, and has created a truly powerful and respected organization that is having a dramatic impact on the floor covering industry today that will last well into the future.”