The High Point Market Authority in High Point, N.C., has hired home furnishings industry veteran Cheminne Taylor–Smith as vice president of marketing. She replaces Kim Wray. Taylor–Smith is responsible for the strategic direction for all domestic and international marketing and will oversee all public relations and communications programs related to the biannual High Point Market.
“I’m very excited to welcome Cheminne,” said Brian Casey, High Point Market Authority president and chief executive officer. “She brings with her a wealth of knowledge of the home furnishings industry and very strong skills in communications, marketing, public relations and business management.”
Taylor–Smith has spent nearly 20 years in the home furnishings industry in trade media, PR and marketing. Most recently, she was public relations director for Elle Decor. She served as editor in chief of BedTimes from October 2002 to March 2004.