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Susan L. Wiggins, CAE, Hon. IDCSusan L. Wiggins, CAE, Hon. IDC
Susan L. Wiggins, CAE, Hon. IDC
Senior Strategic Advisor

A strategic leader, relationship builder, mentor, coach and speaker, Susan (or SWiggins as she is often called) was brought on board in January 2016 as a strategic advisor to ASID and its leadership.

With over twenty-five years as an Association professional, Susan has successfully advanced multiple professional non-profit organizations throughout her career. The past fifteen years of her career was spent first as Executive Director of the Association of Registered Interior Designers of Ontario (ARIDO) and then as the Chief Executive Officer of Interior Designers of Canada (IDC). Susan has become an expert consultant in strategic planning, programming and advocacy efforts. She is well known in the interior design community for her passion, presence and commitment to advancing the profession of interior design in meaningful and impactful ways.

In her current role as Senior Strategic Advisor to ASID, Susan shares her expertise with the ASID leadership team on development and implementation of the strategic plan and the development of new and innovative programs and services. Her ultimate goal is to promote the organization’s value proposition and its impact on the industry and the profession. Supporting CEO Randy Fiser and the Board to advance the Society’s Vision and Strategic Plan is the foundation for Susan’s work.

5 THINGS YOU DIDN'T KNOW ABOUT SUSAN

  1. In explaining her FUN photo: I’m 5 foot nothing; that means “short.”
  2. Named after her Grandfather (no his name wasn’t Susan). Susan Lyle Wiggins. After three girls, her parents were nervous they would never have a boy so she’s it. They actually had 5 girls and eventually 2 boys.
  3. Eloped to Las Vegas with her husband who is a descendant of Captain Cook (no they didn’t stay at Treasure Island while there).
  4. Used to make ALL of her clothes.
  5. Was runner up in a national Toastmasters competition for her humorous speech about bird droppings because that’s what happened to her the day she was writing her speech. And it was a BIG bird.