Frank K. Hurd, Chairman

Mr. Hurd is an executive with over 20 years of management, government relations, and fiscal management experience. His extensive military career extends from command and staff positions in Korea, Germany, and the U.S. to Commander of a cavalry squadron in Europe to Chief of the U.S. Army’s Senate Liaison Division.

In his former position as Vice President, Chief Operating Officer of the Carpet and Rug Institute (CRI), Mr. Hurd oversaw all fiscal aspects of CRI, its sustainability efforts and managed it’s federal and state advocacy programs. Mr. Hurd serves as the Chairman of the Board of the Carpet America Recovery Effort an organization dedicated to finding ways to divert carpet waste from landfills. As Managing Director, Finance and Operations, for the Chlorine Chemistry Council, he designed and implemented a computerized budget commitment tracking system and streamlined contracting and payment procedures. As Chief, Senate Liaison Division, United States Army, he functioned as the Army’s prime contact with the U.S. Senate and managed a government relations staff.

Mr. Hurd’s academic degrees include a Bachelor of Science from Mercer University and a Master of Science in Industrial Management from the Georgia Institute of Technology. Mr. Hurd was appointed to the Board in 2001.