July is the latest target date for the Association Of Home Appliance Manufacturers' headquarters to relocate from Chicago to Washington, D.C., according to the organization's new top executive.
Joe McGuire, who became AHAM president in January, says the move will not take the association completely out of Chicago, at least not at first. "We plan to maintain an office in Chicago for the remainder of 1999, but not on a permanent basis," he explained.
A new site in Washington for the AHAM offices has not been finalized.
"None of the Chicago-based staff is coming to Washington, so we will be restaffing," added McGuire. Wayne Morris, AHAM's technical director, is already based in D.C.
Because of the pending relocation, AHAM's annual member meeting was moved from its traditional mid-spring slot to June 24-25. The meeting, themed Capital Decisions, will be held at the J.W. Marriott hotel in Washington.