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Hall of Fame

Members of the AFCI Hall of Fame are industry veterans and pioneers who have made extraordinary contributions leading to the growth and success of their organizations and the creative arts industry. The inductees are chosen annually by the AFCI Hall of Fame Committee, which is comprised of AFCI Board Members and member volunteers.
Nominate a deserving individual by June 15, 2019. 
AFCI 2018 Hall of Fame Class
This year's inductees include:
  • Ken and Barbara Griffin, Ben Franklin Stores
  • John Laurie, Coats & Clark, Association Board Member
The AFCI Hall of Fame
  • Aleene Jackson, Craftmaker's Caravan
  • Andrea Grossman, Mrs. Grossman's Paper Company
  • Bill Korr, Hobby Distributor
  • Bob Gatti, Frank's, Nursery & Crafts
  • Bob Vogelsberg, Dee's Crafts Store
  • Bob Ross, The Joy of Painting
  • Bruce Walthers, Model Industry Association
  • Bud Rothschild, Founder of Craft World
  • C. Boyd, Industry Pioneer, Sales
  • Carl "Gus" Gustafsson, Craftmaker's Caravan
  • Catherine Kay, Elam-Kay & Associates
  • Clapper Family - John & Edna, Clapper
  • Dan Little aka "Mr. Bar Code", Indie Retail Pioneer
  • Dave Catanzarite, Pat Catan’s Arts & Crafts Stores & Darice
  • David Cunningham, Plaid Enterprises
  • David Ladd, Walnut Hollow
  • Duncan Family, Duncan Enterprises, iLoveToCreate
  • Emma Gebo, Ben Franklin Crafts
  • Eric Dickenson, Michaels Stores
  • Ginnie Thompson, Ginnie Thompson Originals
  • Hazel Pearson Williams, Craftmaker's Caravan
  • Henry "Hank" Dubbs, Industry Pioneer, Sales
  • Howard Hoffman, MJ Designs, Deco Art, Toner
  • Jack Wax, PCM Magazine
  • Jane Anne Davis, Plaid Enterprises
  • Jerry Hacker, Image Design
  • Jim Tierney, Ben Franklin Retail Stores
  • Jim Scatena, Floracraft, Wilton Enterprises, Binney & Smith, Association Board Member
  • John E. "Jack" Parker, A.C. Moore Arts & Crafts, Inc.
  • Julie Stephani, Stephani Ink.
  • Karen Ancona, Craft & Needlework Age
  • Larry Fine, Michaels, A.C. Moore & Horizon
  • Mike Dupey, Michaels & MJDesigns
  • Moe Gherman, Craft Magazine Pioneer
  • Pat Catan, Pat Catan Stores, Darice
  • Pat Depke, Pat Depke Books
  • Pat Desantis, ACCI Board Member
  • Patricia Nimocks, Society of Craft Designers
  • Priscilla Hauser, SDP Pioneer
  • Randy Putnam, Randy Putnam & Associates, Inc. (RPA)
  • Reich Family - Hilda & Berthold, Jo-Ann Stores
  • Rohrbach - Sigmund & Mathilda , Jo-Ann Stores
  • Sallie Strauss, Craft Industry Ambassador, Executive Vice President & CFO Activa Products, Inc
  • Sandy Wilmot, 1st Female Chairwoman of the HIA Board and independent retail store owner
  • Sbars Family, Sbars Inc.
  • Robert Workman, Provo Craft & Novelty, Inc, Association Board Member
  • Ron LaRosa, President of Delta Ceramcoat Paints
  • Thompson Family – Dick & Robin, Pioneering Sales Reps
  • Tom Yaley, Sr., Yaley Enterprises
  • Vincent Naccarato, Wilton Enterprises
  • Wally Raley, Delta Paints
  • William "Bill" Mangelsen, Mangelsen's, Makin's Clay
  • William "Bill" Neu, Deco Art, Testor Corporation