The National Wood Flooring Association’s (NWFA) Chief Operating Officer, Anita Howard, was chosen as the recipient of the Gary Sinise Foundation’s 2017 Above & Beyond award.
“Every year the Gary Sinise Foundation recognizes the individuals that go above and beyond their duty to get the job done,” says Judith Otter, Executive Director of the Gary Sinise Foundation. “Anita Howard has done just that. We are grateful for Anita’s dedication, passion, and belief in our mission. Anita helps to ensure our severely wounded heroes receive the best quality floors in each specially adapted smart home build through our R.I.S.E. program. It is a crucial component in every house. We are appreciative of everyone at NWFA and we couldn’t think of anyone more deserving than Anita to receive our 2017 Above & Beyond award.”
Anita has been the Chief Operating Officer of the NWFA for four years, and has worked for the organization for nearly 16 years.
Since first getting involved with the Gary Sinise Foundation at the 2015 Wood Flooring Expo, NWFA has aided in the completion of 13 homes, with another 20 homes in various stages of planning or construction. To learn more about the Gary Sinise Foundation or to donate your time or materials, visit the NWFA’s website here.
About the NWFA
The National Wood Flooring Association is a not-for-profit trade organization, with more than 3,400 member companies world-wide, dedicated to educating consumers, architects, designers, specifiers and builders in the uses and benefits of wood flooring. The NWFA is located at 111 Chesterfield Industrial Boulevard, Chesterfield, MO 63005, and can be contacted at 800.422.4556 (USA & Canada), 636.519.9663 (local and international), or at www.nwfa.org.