3 honorees named for annual ADL tribute dinner

NEW YORK – ADL, the Anti-Defamation League, had named three honorees for the upcoming ADL National Home Furnishings Industry Awards Tribute Dinner, scheduled to take place at the Ziegfeld Ballroom in New York City on June 20.

This annual event pays tribute to individuals whose outstanding leadership, unwavering dedication and profound commitment to their respective industries and communities exemplify the essence of the ADL and the core principles of our nation.

“At a time when antisemitism has risen to historic levels across the U.S. and globally, we are so pleased to honor these three furniture industry executives who are leaders in their own right and who have been incredible supporters of our mission to fight hate and extremism,” said Jonathan Greenblatt, ADL CEO. “Time and again, these executives have modeled responsible leadership, and we are so pleased to be able to commend them publicly and celebrate their achievements.”

This year’s honorees are David Kaplan, senior vice president and general merchandise manager of HomeGoods, a division of TJX Companies; Caroline Hipple, CEO of HB2 Resources; and Curtis Howse, CEO of Home and Auto at Synchrony.

  • David Kaplan: With nearly four decades of experience in wholesale and retail enterprises, predominantly in the home furnishings sector, Kaplan has been instrumental in the exponential growth of HomeGoods since joining the company in 2005. Under his stewardship, HomeGoods and HomeSense have burgeoned to nearly 1,000 stores, establishing themselves as premier off-price home fashion retailers in the United States.
  • Caroline Hipple: Hipple is an industry strategist, adventurous merchant, culture advocate and fearless problem solver, who currently serves as the CEO of HB2 Resources and recently served as president of Norwalk Furniture, a custom upholstery specialist. Hipple founded the industry consulting practice HB2 Resources prior to joining Norwalk to help clients grow their businesses through innovative start-ups and turn arounds.
  • Curtis Howse: Howse heads the $30B Home & Auto business platform at Synchrony, a consumer financial services company. He has more than 25 years of global leadership experience with General Electric and Synchrony, holding multiple senior leadership roles.

The National Home Furnishings Industry Tribute Dinner is held annually to raise funds in support of ADL’s mission to fight antisemitism and hate. The event is being organized with leadership from ADL Home Furnishings Industry Chair Neil Goldberg of Raymour & Flanigan, along with Marketing and Education Committee Chairs Ellen Gefen of The Gefen Company and Larry Klaben of Morris Furniture Company.

The ADL Furniture Division invites organizations and individuals to join in the collective effort to eradicate hate and bias by promoting inclusion, diversity and understanding within the home furnishing industry. For further information, please go online.

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