Furniture Brands International has promoted Meredith Graham to the post of chief administrative officer, general counsel and corporate secretary, and Elizabeth Effertz to the post of vp/information technology, it announced. Graham, who joined Furniture Brands in 2008, most recently acted as senior vp, general counsel and corporate secretary, while Effertz served as enterprise project management director and information technology lead for Lane Furniture from the time she joined the company in 2011.
Graham’s newly created position gives her accountability for all legal and human resources functions for the company, Furniture Brands stated. Effertz now is responsible for all company I.T. functions.