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AMERICAN SOCIETY OF INTERIOR DESIGNERS NAMES BOARD OF DIRECTORS FOR 2020

Industry Leaders Join Forces to Represent the Society across All Sectors of Design

The American Society of Interior Designers (ASID) has announced the members of its National Board of Directors for FY2020. Comprised of 11 volunteer members with three officers (chair, chair-elect, past-chair), seven at-large directors, and an industry partner representative, the board acts as a crucial steering agency and sounding board for Society members and staff. The 2020 board boasts a diverse range of design professionals who exemplify the Society’s place as the association for all sectors of design, from commercial to residential.

“ASID is thrilled to welcome this new round of leaders to our National Board of Directors,” comments Randy Fiser, Hon. FASID, ASID CEO. “The 2019 board has laid the groundwork for a bright future, and we’re thrilled to see what their successors accomplish by exemplifying and supporting the ‘Design Impacts Lives’ mission.”

The ASID National Board of Directors serves as the governing authority for the Society and is responsible for advising and assisting ASID leadership, setting policy, and acting as representatives of the Society’s 26,000+ membership. Board members lead the Society by living its mission, promoting design that betters the world and its inhabitants, and advocating for the power of the profession.

The FY2020 ASID National Board of Directors includes:

Jennifer Kolstad, ASID, Assoc. AIA | Chair: Jennifer Kolstad is the global design director of Ford Motor Company’s built environments. Her role seeks to unify Ford’s brand language across typologies through architecture and design, investigating opportunities for cultural and behavioral change, elevating design impact internal and external to the global Ford ecosystem. Read more
Kerrie Kelly, FASID, NKBA, CAPS | Chair-Elect: | Kerrie Kelly founded Kerrie Kelly Design Lab, a Northern California residential interior design firm focusing on new construction and working with home builders, in 1995. Kerrie is an award-winning interior designer, author, contributor, product designer, and multi-media consultant, helping national brands reach the interior design market. Read more
BJ Miller, FASID, CCIM | Past-Chair: | BJ Miller founded The Vision Group in 1992 and has used the company as a platform for the delivery of projects and research on environments in healthcare and elder care settings. Working for over a decade in a real estate development group (URA) she founded in 2001 deepened her understanding of urban design and the development of mixed-use historic projects. Read more
John Cialone, FASID | Director-at-Large: | John Cialone, a nationally recognized interior designer, leads a team of more than twenty professionals while managing operations at Chicago-based Tom Stringer Design Partners. As a partner and vice president of his firm with over twenty-five years of experience, his work has been recognized with many awards and has been widely published. Read more
Ellen Fisher, Ph.D., FASID | Director-at-Large: | Ellen Fisher is vice president of Academic Affairs and dean of the New York School of Interior Design. She is a Certified Interior Designer in New York State, and earned a Ph. D. in Architectural Studies/Human Environmental Sciences from the University of Missouri, where her line of inquiry addressed how teachers use the physical classroom as a tool for teaching literacy. Read more
Tamie Glass, ASID, IDEC | Director-at-Large: | Tamie Glass is an associate professor and director of the Interior Design Program at The University of Texas at Austin. She is an advocate for human-centered design education across campus and contributes to university-wide initiatives focused on bridging disciplines through design thinking. Read more
Carolyn Ames Noble, ASID | Director-at-Large: | Carolyn Ames Noble is the founder of Ames Design Studio, focusing on specialty interior design, product development, and color marketing services. Carolyn provides interior design direction, project management, trend development, and CMF (color, material, and finish) expertise for national corporate clients in the paint, coatings, and flooring industries. Read more
Tanya Paz, ASID, AIA | Director-at-Large: | Passionate about design and wellness, Tanya Paz leverages her training in architecture and policy to create beautiful spaces that enhance society. In 2019, she launched TAP Studio in Southern California, marrying these interests with her East Coast partner CAMA’s mission to empower well-being through design. Read more
Elizabeth Von Lehe, Allied | Director-at-Large: | Elizabeth Von Lehe is the design & brand strategy principal at HDR. A seasoned design leader with professional experience across multiple industries, she leads the architecture firm’s efforts to advance a holistic approach to design. Elizabeth’s experience includes developing product collections for both the fashion and furniture industries, as well as guiding master plans and interior design concepts. Read more
Ken Wilson, ASID, FAIA, LEED Fellow | Director-at-Large: | Ken Wilson is a design principal and the design director for Interiors in the Washington, D.C. office of Perkins&Will. He is also one of two co-global design directors for interiors and serves on Perkins&Will’s Design Board and Sustainability Council. Read more
Patricia Dominguez | Industry Partner Representative: | Patricia Dominguez, vice president of Architect and Design Sales for Cosentino North America, oversees commercial business development and the kitchen and bath studios business for the global surfacing leader. Read more
About ASID

The American Society of Interior Designers believes that design transforms lives. ASID serves the full range of the interior design profession and practice through the Society’s programs, networks, and advocacy. We thrive on the strength of cross-functional and interdisciplinary relationships among designers of all specialties, including workplace, healthcare, retail and hospitality, education, institutional, and residential. We lead interior designers in shared conversations around topics that matter: from evidence-based and human centric design to social responsibility, well-being, and sustainability. We showcase the impact of design on the human experience and the value interior designers provide.

ASID was founded over 40 years ago when two organizations became one, but its legacy dates back to the early 1930s. As we celebrate nearly 85 years of industry leadership, we are leading the future of interior design, continuing to integrate the advantages of local connections with national reach, of small firms with big, and of the places we live with the places we work, play, and heal. Learn more at asid.org.