Tisch, editor and publisher of RugNews.com, began her career as a news
reporter for the Laconia Evening Citizen in New Hampshire, and returned
to journalism in 1997 as editor-in-chief and vice president of HFN (Home
Furnishings News). In 2001, Tisch was founding editor of Shelter
Interiors, an upscale consumer lifestyle magazine, which later was
renamed Interiors. Passionate about sustainable design, she has written
numerous cover stories and profiles of world-renowned architectural
firms and international projects for Interiors & Sources, a magazine
specializing in environmentally responsible interior architecture and
products. Tisch has also contributed lifestyle features to various
publications under the Gulfshore Media publishing label in Florida.
New York from 1986 to 2002, Tisch founded and was president of Tisch
Communications, a marketing communications agency specializing in the
residential, contract commercial and hospitality sectors of the interior
furnishings industry. Retail clients included Ethan Allen, The Door
Store, Rug Warehouse, Cardel, Michael C. Fina and Safavieh Home
Furnishings. Among the firm's notable hospitality-focused clients were
Durkan Carpets, Frette Hotel Division, GranitiFiandre Tile, J. Josephson
Wallcovering, Collins & Aikman, ICI Fibres and Leucos Lighting.
Experience with consumer brands includes Safavieh, Springmaid, Wamsutta,
Mohawk, Tufenkian, Sasaki China and Haviland-Limoges.
Communications LLC is the parent company of Rugnews.com.
Tisch is the Executive Editor of RugNews.com and vice president and CFO
of Tisch Communications LLC. An attorney and former Deputy Commissioner
of Consumer Affairs for the City of New York, Tisch specialized in
governmental regulations and consumer advocacy throughout his career. In
private practice he founded the Greater New York Metropolitan Food
Council and was legal counsel to several national trade associations and
consumer package goods brands from 1980 to 2002. For many years, Tisch
was a weekly columnist focusing on regulatory issues for Modern Grocer
Lissa Wyman founded
RugNews.com in December, 2000 and officially launched the website at the
Atlanta International Rug Market on January 18, 2001. She was the first
in the home furnishings business-to-business publishing field to provide
on-the-spot news coverage of the rug industry in a web-based format and
was beloved by the industry.
A 44-year veteran of the
floor covering news business, Wyman began her career in New York
covering the carpet beat for Home Furnishings Daily, which later became
HFN. She was rug editor for several other publications over the years,
including Floor Covering Weekly, Furniture Today and Home Accents Today.