Progressive Business Media names Silver publisher of Furniture Today

GREENSBORO, N.C. — Progressive Business Media (PBM), parent company of Furniture Today, has named Catherine Silver as publisher of Furniture Today.

Silver, a veteran of the furniture industry, having previously served as advertising director at Furniture Today, rejoined the company in April 2017 as vice president of sales. In this new role as Furniture Today publisher, she will set strategic direction for the furniture industry’s leading news brand.

Catherine Silver

Catherine Silver

Prior to rejoining PBM, Silver most recently held the vice president of ballpark enterprises and guest services post for the Washington Nationals Major League Baseball team in Washington.
“Catherine’s deep understanding of and passion for the furniture industry make her the ideal choice to lead Furniture Today,” said Matthew Slaine, CEO. “Since rejoining the company, she has energized our sales teams and demonstrated a vision that will propel the Furniture Today brand to new heights.”

Silver’s professional background ranges from Silicon Valley start-ups to major corporations, fostering her expertise in mentoring and developing sales leaders.

“While I have had many roles in my career, the furniture industry has always been close to my heart,” said Silver. “This is an industry full of innovative, passionate business leaders who rely on Furniture Today to help guide and grow their businesses. I am excited to lead this brand and to serve this industry.”

Silver’s past roles include director of sales at Variety; vice president sales and marketing at The Red Herring; president, professional division of WebMD; and CEO/owner of Baseball America, the information source of record for Major League Baseball.

PBM is the parent company of Furniture Today, Home Accents Today, Casual Living, Home & Textiles Today, Gifts & Decorative Accessories, Home Furnishings News (HFN), Designers Today, Kids Today, Exterior Design and Playthings.