Design to Lead

Design to Lead Summit, April 15, 2016, Washington DC

The Design to Lead Summit brings together leadership experts from diverse backgrounds inside and outside of the design profession who are able to connect leadership skills to effective results. Our experts have lead companies, organizations, and communities to measurable impact.

William D. Browning, LEED AP, Hon. AIA , Co-founder of Terrapin Bright Green

William D. Browning, LEED AP, Hon. AIA
Co-Founder,
Terrapin Bright Green

Elizabeth Birch, President and CEO, Peris Birch Construction Services

Elizabeth Birch
President and CEO,
Peris Birch Construction Services

Holly Ellis

Holly Ellis
Senior Associate,
Consulting Workplace Strategy
Jones Lang LaSalle

Rich Isphording, Vice President of Strategic Markets & Alliances for Steelcase

Rich Isphording
Vice President,
Strategic Markets and Alliances,
Steelcase, Inc

Kim Vanderland

Kim Vanderland
Senior Vice President,
Consulting Workplace Strategy,
Jones Lang LaSalle

Randy Fiser, Chief Executive Officer at ASID

Randy Fiser,
Chief Executive Officer

American Society of Interior Designers

William D. Browning, LEED AP, Hon. AIA , Co-founder of Terrapin Bright Green

William D. Browning, LEED AP, Hon. AIA
Co-founder of Terrapin Bright Green

William D. Browning, LEED AP, Hon. AIA, is a trailblazer in the field of environmental design. Browning has dedicated much of his professional career to improving the health and well-being of individuals by connecting the natural and built environments. Browning is co-founder of Terrapin Bright Green, a design firm focused on creating high-performance environmental strategies for clients including Starwood Hotels and Resorts, Interface, and Lucasfilm. He is the co-author of two books on biophilic design, a founding member of the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) Board of Directors, and has served on the Department of Defense’s Science Board Energy Task Force. Most recently, Browning assisted Delos Living on the development of the new WELL Building Standard.

 

Elizabeth Birch
President and CEO, Peris Birch Construction Services

Elizabeth Birch has had an extensive career that spans the corporate, legal, public policy, communications, and nonprofit worlds. She is passionate about design and construction, and has brought her multidimensional career experience - as a lawyer, corporate executive, nonprofit executive, advocacy leader, and corporate consultant - to Peris Construction and Peris Birch Construction Services, LLC.

 

Holly Ellis

Holly Ellis
Senior Associate, Jones Lang LaSalle

Holly Ellis is a Senior Associate for Jones Lang LaSalle's Strategic Consulting Workplace Strategy practice in Washington, DC. Holly brings eight years of expertise working with clients to align their business strategies and real estate solutions with the way their employees are working. She has leverages facility and industry benchmarks, workplace research, and programmatic requirements to implement facilities, program, and workplace solutions. These include but are not limited to workplace strategy, change management, master planning, developing pilot strategies. and implementation oversight for new ways of working.

 

Rich Isphording
Vice President of Strategic Markets and Alliances, Steelcase Inc.

Rich Isphording is vice president of Strategic Markets and Alliances for Steelcase Inc. Isphording is responsible for the design and real estate communities, government markets, and new vertical markets. Previously, he was director of Vertical Markets (May 2005-July 2011), North America, and was responsible for higher education, federal government, state and local government, biosciences, professional services, retail banking, and hospitality. While Isphording lived on the West Coast he served as Area Sales Director, Northern California, and the Global Alliance Director. He has been with Steelcase over 26 years, and spent a majority of his career in Los Angeles and San Francisco.

 

Kim Vanderland

Kim Vanderland
Senior Vice President, Jones Lang LaSalle

Kim Vanderland has over fourteen years’ experience in developing and implementing nationally recognized, flexible workplace strategies. She has a proven track record for delivering a highly creative yet analytical approach to workplace strategy development, optimizing real estate utility while cutting costs and increasing workforce satisfaction. Vanderland has been successful in leading large workplace change initiatives, building teams, and influencing at all levels of an organization. Her past experience as the business sponsor for a large workplace strategy change initiative enables her to develop a strong connection with teams facing similar changes. She has successfully leveraged those common experiences to effectively support the change management process for workplace changes.

 

Randy Fiser

Randy W. Fiser
CEO, American Society of Interior Designers

Randy W. Fiser is CEO of the American Society of Interior Designers (ASID). He oversees the Society’s strategic planning, financial management, and national operations for the organization’s nearly 26,000 members who work across all sectors of residential and commercial interior design. He leads the network of 48 ASID chapters throughout the United States and Canada to advance the profession, communicating the impact of interior design to enhance the human experience and to transform lives. Dedicated to advancing community and economic development, Fiser brings to his role a unique point of view about the capacity of design to make a positive impact on human health, well-being, and productivity. Prior to ASID, Fiser held leadership roles in strategic management, finance, operations, programs, and planning with Achieve Inc., Make It Right, the Fannie Mae Foundation, and Booz Allen Hamilton.

 

Past Design to Lead Summit Speakers
The Design to Lead Summit brings together leadership experts from diverse backgrounds inside and outside of the design profession. Past speakers include strategists, counselors, consultants, and design influencers.

Below is a complete list of past Design to Lead Summit speakers. 

Margaret Alrutz

Kenneth P. Baker, IIDA, Assoc. AIA

Marj Barlow

Don Blanchon

James Cramer

Stephanie Douglass

Tama Duffy Day, FASID, FIIDA

Victor Ermoli

Randy Fiser

Deborah Lloyd Forrest, FASID

Toni L. Griffin

Lisa Henry, FASID

Reed Kroloff

Nila Leiserowitz, FASID

Marty Neumeier

John Peterson

Rachelle Schoessler Lynn, FASID, CID, LEED Fellow

Naseem Shafi

John Spirk

Tim Tobin

Lori Zukin