American Society of Interior Designers Names New COO
Washington, D.C. (Oct. 22, 2013) | The American Society of Interior Designers today announced the appointment of Chris M. Tucker as chief operating officer. An accomplished nonprofit leader, Tucker brings a wealth of expertise in business operations, marketing and communications, institutional advancement, member services, educational programming and strategic planning to the Society. He starts at ASID this week.
Tucker will oversee day-to-day operations, working in tandem with Executive Vice President and CEO Randy Fiser to execute the organization’s mission as a resource and advocate for the interior design industry. Tucker will play a central role in redoubling the Society’s efforts to pursue its next generation initiatives.
“We are incredibly fortunate to have Chris join ASID,” said Fiser. “His outstanding leadership, management skills and marketing acumen will help us deliver an ASID 2.0 — providing maximum value to members and strengthening our leadership in the industry.”
Tucker succeeds Thom Banks, a dedicated member of the leadership team who served ASID for 18 years, the past 15 as COO. Banks’ wise counsel and meticulous oversight have been invaluable assets to the organization. Banks will remain with ASID through January 2014, collaborating with Tucker during the transition period.
Tucker established his leadership credentials and honed his management skills at academic, nonprofit and membership organizations. He joins ASID after 11 years at the Association of American Medical Colleges, where he directed enterprise-wide marketing and oversaw one of the Association’s largest professional development groups and its membership, conferences and programming. He also served on a number of project teams guiding the strategic direction of the organization, which represents 300,000 members of the academic medical community.
Previously, Tucker was director of The Washington Center at Johns Hopkins University’s School of Professional Studies in Business and Education. There he oversaw operations, management, programming and outreach as well as faculty and student services. Tucker also has held posts at the American Council on Education, the University of North Carolina at Charlotte and Stanly Community College in Albemarle, N.C.
The American Society of Interior Designers is a community of people — designers, industry representatives, educators and students — committed to interior design. Through education, knowledge sharing, advocacy, community building and outreach, the Society strives to advance the interior design profession and, in the process, to demonstrate the power of design to positively change people’s lives. Its more than 28,000 members engage in a variety of professional programs and activities through a network of 48 chapters across the United States and Canada.