TRACK 5: Flooring
President & CEO
World Floor Covering Association
Scott Humphrey, CEO of the World Floor Covering Association, has over 45 years of experience in the floor covering industry. He received his bachelor’s degree in Vocal Performance from Belmont University in Nashville, TN. He spent 25 years of his professional career at Shaw Industries, the world’s largest carpet manufacturer, where he served as a sales representative, recruiter, trainer, and head of leadership development for the organization before accepting his final role with Shaw as director of the Shaw Flooring Network, an elite group of over 2,000 independent flooring retailers who had strategically aligned themselves with Shaw. In that position, he was responsible for managing the team purposed with communication and interaction with the membership, providing the tools and resources to secure their success, and visioning for the future of the program. Under his leadership, the Shaw Flooring Network saw unprecedented growth and became one of the most profitable aspects of the company’s overall business.
Humphrey is an avid writer and currently writes for Premier Flooring Retailer. The focus of his writing is achieving greatness through relationships. He is currently finalizing a book titled “Common Sense, Not Common Practice.”
Humphrey has been married for 25 years and is the father of four children: a son and triplet daughters. He enjoys time with family, church, coaching, reading, singing, sports, and exercise. He is passionate about leadership and believes that leadership has little to do with title or position and much more to do with influence and the ability to develop trusting relationships.