ASID Announces Search for New Chief Executive

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Autumn Conrad, ASID, (202) 675-2341

Douglas R. Parker, The Greenway Group, (702) 841-8581


WASHINGTON, D.C. (September 8, 2011) | The American Society of Interior Designers (ASID) announces plans are underway to recruit a successor for current ASID Executive Director Michael Alin, Hon. FASID, who is retiring effective October 1, 2011 following 20 years of service with the organization.

ASID President Michael A. Thomas, FASID, launched a nine-member task force in June that has been responsible for obtaining input from ASID stakeholder groups and developing the leadership criteria and job description for a new Executive Vice President/Chief Executive Officer. The task force, comprised of a team of ASID members and officers, has retained the consultancy services of The Greenway Group to manage the search and hiring process. A full job description may be viewed at: Questions should be directed to Douglas R. Parker, Managing Principal at Greenway Group: or 720-841-8581.

“This endeavor will be a thoughtful and thorough process, one that will require the task force to look to the future of the design profession to ensure that ASID remains the leading voice of the profession and continues to be the definitive resource for our members as our profession continues to evolve,” said Thomas.

To help achieve this goal, the task force has outlined a scope of strategic activities to guide the future direction of the organization, including a continued commitment to support emerging professionals, students, and the diverse and evolving practice needs of ASID members.

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.

About The Greenway Group: One of the country's leading strategy consulting and business networking firms for the design and construction industry, Greenway Group focuses on the future of the A/E/C marketplace. Greenway convenes the Design Futures Council. We gain understanding through working with all components of the marketplace: practitioners (architects, engineers, and contractors), owners, suppliers, and related professionals, as well as cultural organizations and foundations. Our resulting ability to "see around the corner" gives us a broad perspective to provide valuable business connections, insights, and strategies that help firms realize greater success. Greenway has become a leading source of foresight information on the built environment in the United States, called upon by the media for information about issues in the global design arena.

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