Executive Committee

  • Erica Puccio

    Erica Puccio

    President

    Erica Puccio is currently the Chief Brand Officer of Tilebar. She joins us with 20 years of experience in the industry as an…

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  • Kristy Bohne

    Kristy Bohne

    VP/Administration

    With a degree in Interior design, Kristy has spent most of her career working hand-in-hand with her clients to create beautif…

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  • Tiffany Miller-Baker

    Tiffany Miller-Baker

    VP/Development

    Tiffany Miller-Baker is a New York Interior Designer who loves transforming spaces into something unforgettable. For over fif…

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  • Evelyn Liu

    Evelyn Liu

    Secretary

  • Andrew Cooper

    Andrew Cooper

    Treasurer

  • Levar Jackson

    Levar Jackson

    Past President/Parliamentarian

    Levar is a native New York with a passion for discovery. He recently founded Yogh Group, a sustainable and impactful hotel de…

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  • Mark Cunningham

    Mark Cunningham

    Executive Advisor

    Mark, is a native New Yorker and the principal of Cunningham Design + Associates, their mission is to enhance and facilitate …

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Board of Directors

  • Joshua Kennett

    Joshua Kennett

    Scholarship

    Josh is a manufacturing representative for carpet and rugs, working for Royal Thai, a world leader in the categories of Axmin…

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  • Garden Hahn

    Membership

  • Lori Firpo

    Lori Firpo

    Student Relations

  • Sandra Tobar

    Sandra Tobar

    Fundraising

  • Lissette Wispe

    Lissette Wispe

    Equity, Inclusion, & Diversity

    Senior Strategic Sourcing Manager for Wyndham Hotels and Resorts, Lissette has been a member of NEWH for 7 years and counting…

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  • Catherine Kar

    Catherine Kar

    Marketing

  • Kristy Bohne

    Kristy Bohne

    NEWH, Inc. Delegate

    With a degree in Interior design, Kristy has spent most of her career working hand-in-hand with her clients to create beautif…

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  • Levar Jackson

    Levar Jackson

    NEWH, Inc. Delegate

    Levar is a native New York with a passion for discovery. He recently founded Yogh Group, a sustainable and impactful hotel de…

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Committee Chair

  • Heather  Egan

    Heather Egan

    Education

  • Vani Jain

    Vani Jain

    Student Representative

  • Tina Beck-King

    Tina Beck-King

    Hospitality

    Tina Beck-King is the Sales Manager for Wolf Gordon, headquartered in NYC. She graduated from The Fashion Institute of Techno…

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  • Miles Hodge

    Social Media

  • Michael Quaglia

    Michael Quaglia

    Publications

  • Svetlana Bekker

    Svetlana Bekker

    Community Service

  • Shay Lam

    Shay Lam

    Ways & Means

  • Anushka Vaidya

    Anushka Vaidya

    Green Voice

Committee Members

  • Lauren Somers Pelusio

    Lauren Somers Pelusio

    Marketing

    Under the creative direction of Lauren Somers Pelusio, Richloom Contract has developed an unmatched understanding of how indi…

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Erica Puccio

Erica Puccio

President

Erica Puccio is currently the Chief Brand Officer of Tilebar. She joins us with 20 years of experience in the industry as an Interior Designer and AD Business Developer. Before embarking in the world of product development that ranges in her expertise of natural stone to tile, she earned her BFA at the Fashion Institute of Technology for Interior Design. This experience allowed her the privilege to design for residential and commercial based companies from Victoria Hagan Interiors to Harrah’s Entertainment. She is extremely passionate about the design community and the endless connection it brings with an overall conviction to inspire, promote, service, and celebrate great design.

Kristy Bohne

Kristy Bohne

VP/Administration

With a degree in Interior design, Kristy has spent most of her career working hand-in-hand with her clients to create beautiful custom carpeting for hospitality and multi-family projects. Now, with Innovative carpets, she handles both sales and design in the Northeast as well as business development nationwide.

Happily married with 2 great kids and 3 adorable pups, with a strong belief in working hard while making time for important things. Aside from being a carpet nerd, she also enjoys fitness, travel, beaches, and boating and is a proud NEWH board/Committee member for 6 years.

Tiffany Miller-Baker

Tiffany Miller-Baker

VP/Development

Tiffany Miller-Baker is a New York Interior Designer who loves transforming spaces into something unforgettable. For over fifteen years she has turned her passion into real experience on projects as far ranging as: commercial, corporate, restaurant, retail, and hospitality. Tiffany celebrates her team and together they create functional and inspiring spaces. She takes pride in making each project unique and constantly strives to incorporate unexpected elements with a fresh way of thinking, discovering space, and expressing new ideas. Experienced in all design aesthetics and possessing an open-minded palate for taste, Tiffany is able to ease into any project and style with enthusiasm and ingenuity. When Tiffany isn’t busy creating beautiful spaces, she enjoys traveling with her family, theater, new restaurants and fashion.

Levar Jackson

Levar Jackson

Past President/Parliamentarian

Levar is a native New York with a passion for discovery. He recently founded Yogh Group, a sustainable and impactful hotel development and ownership group after spending 15 years in hospitality art sales. His biggest strength is curiosity. It’s fed into multiple passions from aviation to inventions. Through that curiosity Levar became a pilot and that curiosity furthered an idea for an energy generation system that he patented. Levar continues his drive to create in new and dynamic ways.

Mark Cunningham

Mark Cunningham

Executive Advisor

Mark, is a native New Yorker and the principal of Cunningham Design + Associates, their mission is to enhance and facilitate the needs of the hospitality and procurement community. Our expertise and focus is hotels, country clubs, commercial buildings, assisted living, museums, restaurants, spas and other select public places.

Mark has been in the design services industry for the last 10+ years, following a decades long career in the financial services community. With a 30+ year passion for buying and researching high end residential furniture, Mark decided to follow his passion and deliver his own unique service. Mark is married to an NYC marketing executive, lives outside of Manhattan and enjoys spending time with their son Owen. Mark is also an avid traveler, collector and sports enthusiast who enjoys training for marathons and triathlons.

Joshua Kennett

Joshua Kennett

Scholarship

Josh is a manufacturing representative for carpet and rugs, working for Royal Thai, a world leader in the categories of Axminster, Hand Tufted, and Carpet Tile. He lives in NYC, and covers clients in the states of NY, NJ, PA, OH, and DE, while working on projects globally.

Josh started his career at Hilton Worldwide’s headquarters, working in Strategic Sourcing of FF&E (namely carpet, textiles, and art). He then did a stint at Marriott International, prior to working for vertically integrated manufacturers, first in decorative lighting and now in his specialty of carpet. Josh studied fashion and textiles, and is a fan of music, art, and anything design-related.

Lissette Wispe

Lissette Wispe

Equity, Inclusion, & Diversity

Senior Strategic Sourcing Manager for Wyndham Hotels and Resorts, Lissette has been a member of NEWH for 7 years and counting.

She moved to the Northeast from Miami FL, where she originally fell in love with Hospitality. She now lives in Brooklyn with her 5 year old German Sheppard named Jameson, and spends her down time studying and growing indoor plants as a hobby.

Kristy Bohne

Kristy Bohne

NEWH, Inc. Delegate

With a degree in Interior design, Kristy has spent most of her career working hand-in-hand with her clients to create beautiful custom carpeting for hospitality and multi-family projects. Now, with Innovative carpets, she handles both sales and design in the Northeast as well as business development nationwide.

Happily married with 2 great kids and 3 adorable pups, with a strong belief in working hard while making time for important things. Aside from being a carpet nerd, she also enjoys fitness, travel, beaches, and boating and is a proud NEWH board/Committee member for 6 years.

Levar Jackson

Levar Jackson

NEWH, Inc. Delegate

Levar is a native New York with a passion for discovery. He recently founded Yogh Group, a sustainable and impactful hotel development and ownership group after spending 15 years in hospitality art sales. His biggest strength is curiosity. It’s fed into multiple passions from aviation to inventions. Through that curiosity Levar became a pilot and that curiosity furthered an idea for an energy generation system that he patented. Levar continues his drive to create in new and dynamic ways.

Tina Beck-King

Tina Beck-King

Hospitality

Tina Beck-King is the Sales Manager for Wolf Gordon, headquartered in NYC. She graduated from The Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT) with a BS in Marketing. Wolf Gordon is an American design company founded in 1967 offering specifiers a wide range of interior products such as wallcoverings, specialty paints, coated and woven upholstery, wood veneer and acoustic materials. Tina has been with Wolf Gordon since 2003, she currently manages 8 Account Executives covering NYC, NJ, Westchester, CT and Long Island. Tina resides on Long Island with her husband Rodger, their two children, Katarina (21) and Markus (17) and their awesome rescue dog Tango.

Lauren Somers Pelusio

Lauren Somers Pelusio

Marketing

Under the creative direction of Lauren Somers Pelusio, Richloom Contract has developed an unmatched understanding of how individual designers and brands conceptualize interiors, bringing their visions to fruition through fabrics and finished products. Before transitioning over to hospitality, she spent 15 years designing residential fabrics.

With degrees in Marketing and Interior Design, she enjoys all aspects of Design and approaches it from a broad perspective. Lauren has a husband and two children that live in Hoboken and are actively involved in their community and with their church. In her free time she can be found skiing, at the beach, or using her infrared sauna blanket and trying out various biohacking methods.

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