ASID Announces 2011 Board of Directors

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New national leadership focuses on helping interior designers succeed

WASHINGTON, D.C. (Oct 22, 2010) | The American Society of Interior Designers (ASID) 2011 Board of Directors took office Oct. 1, 2010. The 11-member board, made up of three officers (past president, president and president-elect), six director at large members, one Industry Partner representative and one chapter support team representative, meet throughout the year to discuss issues impacting the interior design profession and the Society.

“The leadership on this year’s board is a great representation of the diverse profession of design and I am looking forward to working with them to enhance the Society as a whole,” said 2011 ASID President Michael A. Thomas, FASID, CAPS. “Our goals this year include working closely with our chapters, placing a greater focus on the business needs of members and building bridges that reach beyond the Society."

2011 ASID Board members include (bolded names are returning board members):

Michael Thomas, FASID, CAPS: President
Lisa B. Henry, FASID, LEED AP: President-elect
Sari Graven, FASID: Past President
Sybil Jane Barrido, ASID, CID: Director at Large
Sonya Dufner, ASID, LEED AP: Director at Large
Deborah Lloyd Forrest, FASID: Director at Large
Sandy Gordon, FASID, LEED AP: Director at Large
Shirley Hammond, FASID: Director at Large
Bridget McMullin, ASID: Chapter Support Team Representative to the
Lynn Lorch Metz, ASID, LEED AP: Industry Partner Representative
to the Board

Tim Schelfe, ASID: Director at Large

ASID would like to thank the outgoing board members for their generous service to the Society:

Bruce Brigham, FASID: Past President
Stephanie Clemons, Ph.D., FASID: Director at Large
Charrisse Johnston, ASID, LEED AP: Director at Large
Jessica Mahne, ASID: Chapter Support Team Representative to the
Rachelle Schoessler Lynn, FASID, CID, LEED AP: Director at Large

New Board Member Bios

Lisa Henry, FASID, LEED AP, is the Knoll Denver region Architecture and Design Director. Her passion and focus at Knoll is on developing ideas and implementing leading-edge workplace solutions for corporate office design based on the company’s research.

Sybil Jane Barrido, ASID, CID, is principal designer for SJvD Design, a full-service interior design/development firm in Long Beach, Calif., specializing in hospitality, urban re-use, commercial and residential projects. She is also co-founder/executive director of the Center for Interior Design and Executive Resources (CIDER), providing professional office spaces for designers.

Sonya Dufner, ASID, LEEP AP, is an associate principal and workplace strategist at the New York office of Perkins+Will, where she focuses on aligning business objectives with workplace design for both corporate and institutional clients.

Sandy Gordon, FASID, LEED AP, is the owner of Sandy Gordon Interiors in Madison, Wisc., specializing in kitchen and bath, retail, sustainable design and aging-in-place design. An instructor at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, she is a frequent speaker and presenter on a variety of design topics.

Bridget McMullin, ASID, is owner and principal of The McMullin Design Group in Haddonfield, N.J. She recently served on the ASID Chapter Support Team, developing training materials for chapter boards, increasing communications with chapters and establishing leadership training programs.

About ASID: The American Society of Interior Designers (ASID) 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 and celebrate the power of design to positively change people’s lives. Its more than 36,000 members engage in a variety of professional programs and activities through a network of 48 chapters throughout the United States and Canada.


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