Art Van Names New VP of Communications

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WARREN — Art Van Furniture has promoted Diane Charles to vice president of corporate communications.

Charles has served as the director of corporate communications for Art Van Furniture. Her responsibilities include elevating  brand awareness and reputation through media relations, community partnerships, internal and external communications, and innovative event marketing.

For more than five years, Charles, of Orchard Lake, has spearheaded the company’s extensive community relations initiatives such as Art Van Furniture’s sponsorship of America’s Thanksgiving Parade, the Art Van Santa Parade in Grand Rapids, and Art Van Sports Complex. She launched an in-house television broadcasting network called AV/TV, which produces internal monthly telecasts as well as educational videos for its Product Knowledge Network. Charles and her team won a Telly Award for the Art Van Charity Challenge.

Prior to joining Art Van Furniture, Charles spent more than 25 years in television broadcasting. She won more than a dozen Emmy awards and a National Gracie Award for her work on WXYZ-TV (Channel 7) and HGTV.
 

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