Steve Rotman

Steve Rotman


Mr. Steven Rotman is President and CEO of Rotmans, New England’s largest furniture and carpet retailer. He holds a BBA from Clark University and an MS in Business from New York University. He was a Lieutenant Commander in the United States Coast Guard Reserve.

Steven has been married to Leslie for 47 years and they have three children, Greg, Jamie, and Richard and five grandchildren, Matthew, Samuel, Myles, Henry, and Sarah.

Steven was a member of the Executive Board of the National Home Furnishings Association (NHFA). He was a past president of the New England Chapter of the NHFA. He was also the recipient of the Home Furnishing Association’s Eastern Region Retailer of the Year and the NHFA Retailer of the Year Award, as well as several other industry awards and certificates. Steven was Chairman of The Board of the Furniture First Buying Association, a group of 200 retailers throughout the United States.

Steven is one of the foremost collectors in the United States, specializing in a Visual History of the United States prior to 1900. He also owns one of the largest collections of Paper Americana in the country. From 1975 to 1990 he and his wife Leslie, owned Rotman Collectibles, the country’s largest Sport Memorabilia Company. He was founder of the MCI National Sports Gallery in Washington D.C. Steven is also a founding board member of the Ephemera Society of America and ACE, the Alliance for Collectible Education. ACE was a charitable foundation using memorabilia to help in education. He was also founder and president of the Sports Collectibles Association International SCAI. The industry organization of Sports Collectible Dealers. He was inducted into the American Antiquarian Society in 1984.

Steven is very active in Community Services and is on the Boards of many Worcester County organizations. He has won several awards and certificates including the David G. Palmgren Outstanding Business Leader Award from the Central Mass Housing Alliance.

He also consults for two public Corporations; UVFLU corporation and the Vystar corporation. Steve is the managing partner in NHS Natures Home Solutions LLC, a company that specializes in non-allergenic latex foam.

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