Sustainable Furnishings Council Names New Board Members

Albert Gore III, Brooke Feldman

Albert Gore III, top, and
Brooke Feldman

CHAPEL HILL, N.C.–The Sustainable Furnishings Council (SFC) welcomes five new appointees to its board of directors.

The new members of the board, who begin their three-year term this year, are: Gat Caperton, president and CEO of Caperton Furnitureworks, a West Virginia manufacturer of handmade, solid-wood home furniture; environmental lawyer Alexander Elkan, partner at Greensboro, N.C.-based firm Brooks Pierce; Brooke Feldman, digital marketing coordinator for Nourison Industries; Albert A. Gore III, former vice president of business development and sustainability for Strategic Capital Partners LLC; and Sean Sullivan, group marketing director with Hearst Design Group and associate publisher of House Beautiful, Elle Decor and Veranda.

“The 2014 board of directors brings essential know-how to SFC during a pivotal time for  our organization—indeed, our planet’s climate and resources,” said SFC President Steve Freeman, vendor resource manager for Room & Board. “One need only read the headlines and reflect on current weather patterns to know that SFC’s directors’ efforts are both essential and needed urgently. Awareness is key, so we’re honored and enthusiastic to have the support of committed and high-profile environmental advocates and consumer-focused professionals.”