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Shaw Living appoints national manager

Dalton—Shaw Living has announced the promotion of Valerie Hegwood to the newly created position of national furniture chain manager. Based in Ringgold, Ga., Hegwood will be responsible for developing rug programs for major furniture chains throughout the United States.

“Valerie’s experience and background make her uniquely qualified for this new role,” said Jim Curtin, Shaw Living’s vice president of sales. “She will work with our current team of rug specialists to develop programs in their territories, building on existing relationships while developing new ones.” Curtin believes Hegwood will help Shaw Living realize the excellent growth potential within the furniture business.

A Shaw Living rug specialist for Georgia and Tennessee since 2006, Hegwood has extensive experience in rug sales as well as commercial design development. She began her career at Shaw as a territory manager in the Shaw Contract division in Atlanta in 2003.

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