Board Members

Rosalie Stackman Edson

Founder, The Rose Connection

Rosalie brings unique expertise as the previous owner of Meadows Office Interiors who grew her New York based contract furniture dealership into one of the largest in the nation with revenues over $100 Million. She has been cultivating “client-to-friend” relationships and delivering significant value to her clients for over 30 years.

Rosalie possesses extensive experience in the furniture industry, global real estate, and related fields. Rosalie has cultivated an extensive network of contacts and long-time relationships in both public and private sectors.

Her highly developed leadership, business growth, talent development, sales management, relationship management, strategic implementations, and negotiating skills are unmatched.
Rosalie is a passionate advocate for women in business and is a recognized leader in the diversity and inclusion arena. She has received numerous awards including: the 2006 Women of Valor Clarisa Award, the 2011 Women’s Business Enterprise Star Award, the 2014 Women of Excellence Award from the New York Chamber of Commerce, and the 2016 WBE Award of Excellence.
Rosalie serves on the Board of Directors of the Women Presidents’ Educational Organization
(WPEO) and is also an active member of the Women President’s Organization (WPO) and the Women’s Business Enterprise Council.

Rosalie is a strategist that leverages diplomacy to build consensus and is a decisive leader, with a proven track record for finding innovative ways to grow revenue, increase margins, and building outstanding teams.