Workscape Announces Leadership Transition

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Ginny Rothschild Succeeds Dawn Sauter as CEO, Abigail Slovonic Hired as CFO.

Workscape Inc., a market leading contract furniture and pre-fabricate interior dealer in Western Pennsylvania, today announced three leadership changes. Last year, Co-founder and Chief Executive Officer Dawn Sauter expressed her intention to step away from her leadership position and pursue other interests, agreeing in the short-term to work as an advisor to the business. With Dawn's transition, Virginia (Ginny) Rothschild has been hired as CEO and Abigail Slovonic as CFO. Co-Founder and President Dave Sauter will remain in his current role.

"We are incredibly fortunate to have worked side-by-side with Dawn during our first year in the business and look forward to leveraging her in a consultative capacity for our long-term strategic initiatives," said Susanna F. Koubek, Chairman of Workscape Inc. "I also couldn't be happier that Dave will continue to be working shoulder-to-shoulder with our new management team. We believe this balance of experience and a fresh perspective will allow Workscape to remain a leader in our market and create value for our shareholders.”

In her new capacity as CEO, Ginny Rothschild will be tasked with continuing to grow Workscape's existing core business while opportunistically looking for avenues of expansion. Previously, Rothschild worked in design-centric facets of the retail industry, highlighted by senior positions at Walmart, Dick’s Sporting Goods, and Pittsburgh denim start up Revtown.

“I’m excited about the future path for Workscape, as we leverage Dave’s background as a true industry expert with Abigail’s small business operational and financial experience. The transition has been seamless.”

In addition to Slovonic's primary role as CFO, with her portfolio also including various operational and technology-oriented workstreams. Prior to starting at Workscape, she was the director of grants management at a private New York foundation supporting brain research before becoming Director of Finance and Operations at BAW Plastics.

"We recruited this management team to lead the organization with a bold, long-term strategy for the next 10, 15, 20 years," said Koubek.

About Workscape

Headquartered in Pittsburgh, Workscape is a woman-owned contract furniture dealer exclusively representing Knoll and DIRTT in the western Pennsylvania region. Since 1996, Workscape has pioneered design-focused office furnishings, sustainable architectural products, and speech privacy privacy solutions to match an organization's vision.

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