Former furniture retailer Angela Edwards has joined liquidation and furniture sales event specialist Planned Furniture Promotions, Inc. (PFP) as Sr. Account Consultant.
Edwards joins PFP from Wahlquist Management Corp., where she was vice president of sales and marketing. Previously, Edwards owned and operated two furniture stores in Warner Robins and Macon, Ga. for nearly 17 years. She also has served as a marketing consultant with U.S. Broadcasting and stockbroker with Wachovia Securities, now known as Wells Fargo Securities.
In her new role with PFP, Edwards will work closely with retailers to “determine their promotional needs and develop the most effective, profitable, high-impact solutions,” said Tom Liddell, senior vice president of sales and marketing. “Angela comes to us with a wealth of retail and promotional experience. She’s well known and respected within the industry and has a high level of personal integrity and a creative, problem-solving approach. She will fit in well with our company, since those are qualities that PFP values highly and is known for as well.”
Edwards, who will report to the partners of the company, is the first woman to serve as an account executive on the Planned Furniture Promotions team.
Edwards opened the first of two Aunt Zelda’s stores in 1995. Over the years, Aunt Zelda’s was featured in national industry publications for its unique and eclectic product mix. The company received awards from Norwalk Furniture for ranking among its Top 5 stores in the nation and received Norwalk’s prestigious Cornerstone Award in 2008 for supporting and reflecting the ideals and principles of the company.
An active contributor to the industry, Edwards has served on the board of directors for the Georgia Home Furnishings Assn. for the past 15 years. In 2008, she served as president — only the second female president of the organization since its inception in 1954.
Edwards also is active in her community, serving as an executive board member of the Greater Macon Chamber of Commerce, executive board member and chairperson of the Better Business Bureau, board member of the Macon Downtown Rotary Club and Paul Harris Fellow in Rotary.
Edwards earned a bachelor’s degree from Georgia College and State University.
About Planned Furniture Promotions: Planned Furniture Promotions, Inc. (PFP), an affiliate of Gene Rosenberg Associates, LLC, is a foremost furniture industry specialist in conducting high impact promotional sales. Since 1962, PFP has specialized in creatively planning and successfully implementing thousands of sale promotions for national, regional and local retailers of all sizes that are interested in quitting business, retiring, raising cash, and achieving other urgent goals. PFP applies its unparalleled expertise and offers a broad range of services to help retailers maximize value including purchasing inventory using its substantial buying power, management, sales staffing, advertising, financing, and other critical areas. To learn more about PFP, visit www.pfpromotions.com.