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Gina Shaw Receives Wallcoverings Industry’s Highest Honor

A 40-year veteran of the industry, Shaw is known for her innovation and relationship building.




Gina Shaw

(PRESS RELEASE) CHICAGO – The Wallcoverings Association (WA) announced that the Allman Award, its highest honor, will be presented to Gina Shaw, Executive Vice President of Product Development for York Wallcoverings, at the WA’s Annual Meeting in Delray Beach Florida January 28-31.

The industry’s most prestigious award is named for the WA’s founder and is presented each year to a leader who has made a long-lasting, positive contribution to the wallcovering industry.

Shaw has dedicated the entirety of her professional career to deliver art, color, and design to the wallcovering industry.

Her wallcovering journey began in 1982 with Eisenhart Wallcoverings before bringing her expertise to York Wallcoverings 22 years later. This combined 40+ years of servitude to the industry has made Gina an integral part of the trade acting as the intersect between designers, brands, and artists to the world of manufacturing.

Gina has contributed an unequivocal blend of art and innovation to wallcoverings, leading the way for new product development industry wide. Relying on her deep knowledge of printing techniques, art history, trend and color forecasting, and relationships that span worldwide, Gina brings the perfect mix of design and innovation to products that transform spaces from commercial to residential year over year.

“The wallcovering industry is fortunate to have leaders like Gina Shaw, who work continuously to improve the industry with innovation and design,” said Bryan White, Wallcoverings Association Senior Advisor. “Gina’s dedication to the industry is appreciated.”


“It’s been a tremendous journey so far with a lot more ideas on the horizon,” says Gina Shaw. “I could not be prouder to be honored in this way, and to join a long list of honorable colleagues in receiving this award.”

Read the recap of the Wallcoverings Association Annual Meeting 2023 here.

About the Wallcoverings Association

The Wallcoverings Association is a nonprofit trade association representing wallcoverings manufacturers, distributors and suppliers. The WA educates consumers, designers and specifiers about the beauty and use of wallcoverings. The association keeps the industry at the forefront of sustainability with specifier tools such as NSF 342 and Environmental Product Declarations. Learn more about wallcoverings and obtain an industry Sample Book here.

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