Art Van Furniture Names Edward Foxworth III Director of Newly Created Art of Selling Institute

Groundbreaking art Van Elslander legacy project to be world class academic course on sales.

WARREN, Mich. Sept. 28, 2015 // PRNewswire // - Edward Foxworth III has been named Director of Art Van Furniture's newly created Art of Selling Institute, a personal legacy project created by Art Van Elslander, founder and chairman of Art Van Furniture. Under Foxworth's leadership, The Art of Selling Institute will create and distribute a world class sales course available to high schools, colleges and on-line via a special interactive website to educate individuals on the importance of selling in all parts of their lives.

An entrepreneur, author, consultant, corporate diversity coach, and sought after national speaker, Foxworth possesses a passion for education. He served on the faculty of University of Phoenix from which he holds double Master's degrees in Business Administration and Adult Education. He previously served as Executive Director of the Detroit Police Athletic League, and as a broadcast journalist on Detroit's CBS-62 and CW-50 TV as well as a freelance contributor to Radio One's Mildred Gaddis Show and WGPR's Mason Radio Morning Show.

"Edward has the passion, drive and experience to execute my vision of inspiring a new generation to proudly choose sales as a career," said Van Elslander. "Our shared goal is to ignite the pride, purpose and prestige of sales in students. This program can and will change the lives of its participants."

"I have encouraged thousands of people across the country to work harder at self-sufficiency and to overcome challenges," said Foxworth. "I am honored to be working side by side with one of our nation's most successful sales experts as well as consummate professionals to introduce The Art of Selling program to schools and companies from coast to coast."

The Art of Selling Institute's courses are scheduled to be completed and available to participants and educators in March 2016, with plans for an Art of Selling training center in Detroit next year as well. For additional information, visit

About Art Van Furniture

Art Van Furniture is the Midwest's largest furniture retailer and America's largest independent furniture retailer. The company operates 89 stores throughout Michigan, Illinois, Ohio, and Indiana, including freestanding Art Van PureSleep mattress stores, Art Van Flooring stores, and Art Van Furniture franchise locations as well as a full service e-commerce website. Founded in 1959, the company is family-owned and headquartered in Warren, Michigan. Visit for more information.

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