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International Housewares Association

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Contact: Deborah A.Teschke
Senior Manager, Public Relations & Communications
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Nancy Michael Joins IHA as a Senior Manager, Business Development

ROSEMONT, Ill. (June 6, 2013)—Nancy Michael has joined the International Housewares Association as senior manager, business development, the association announced today.

“We are pleased to have Nancy join us in a full-time capacity,” said Mia Rampersad, IHA vice president, trade show. “She brings a unique perspective to IHA, having previously worked for 10 years at TAG, one of our long-time members and Show exhibitors, and then for the Merchandise Mart managing the Chicago Gift Show.”

After leaving the Merchandise Mart last year, Michael worked part-time with IHA’s sales staff marketing the Discover Design category before and during the 2013 International Home + Housewares Show. In her new role she will develop and execute strategies to recruit and retain exhibitors for the Show. She starts at IHA on June 24. To register for CHESS or for more information, visit the CHESS website at www.housewares.org/chess or contact Judy Colitz of IHA at jcolitz@housewares.org.

The International Housewares Association is the 74-year-old voice of the housewares industry, which accounted for (US)$301.9 billion at retail worldwide in 2010. The not-for-profit, full-service association sponsors the world's premier exposition of products for the home, the International Home + Housewares Show, and offers its 1,700 member companies a wide range of services, including industry and government advocacy, export assistance, State-of-the-Industry reports, point-of-sale and consumer panel data through Housewares MarketWatch, executive management peer groups, a unique Web-based community at www.housewares.org and group buying discounts on business solutions services.