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DUVAL B. ACKER
ASID Welcomes 2014 Board of Directors
STRONG LEADERSHIP WILL GUIDE ASID ON PATH TO THE FUTURE/
ASID WILL BEGIN a new ﬁscal year on October 1, and we are thrilled
to welcome a new group of volunteers to the Society’s board of directors.
Rachelle Schoessler Lynn, FASID, CID, LEED AP BD+C, is beginning her
term as ASID President. (See her President’s Letter on page 4.) Stephanie
Clemons, Ph.D., FASID, FIDEC, was named ASID President-elect for ﬁscal year 2014, and will succeed Schoessler Lynn as president in FY 2015.
Four new at-large board members will be also be starting their two-year
terms on October 1: Duval B. Acker, ASID, CMKBD; AnnMarie Jackson,
ASID, AAHID; Patrick Schmidt, ASID, RID; and Kia Weatherspoon, Allied
ASID, along with Kay Sargent, ASID, IIDA, CID, LEED AP ID+C, who will
serve as Industry Partner Representative to the Board.
They join current board members Matthew DeGeeter, ASID; Barbara
Huelat, FASID; Laura McDonald Stewart, ASID; and immediate past president Barbara Marini, FASID, IDEC. Completing their terms on the board
of directors are Vincent Carter, FASID; Steffany Hollingsworth, ASID;
Joan Kaufman, ASID, LEED AP; Sonya Odell, FASID; Industry Partner
Representative Jen Bruno; and 2011–12 Society president Lisa Henry,
FASID, LEED AP.
“At its essence, interior design reﬂects, captures and inspires life and living,” shares Society president-elect Clemons. “As ASID members, we stand
together to share its value and its ability to lift the spirit, reduce stress and
simplify the complexity of everyday life for people throughout the world.”
A nationally recognized educator, Stephanie Clemons, Ph.D., FASID,
FIDEC, has dedicated her career to furthering the interior design profession through both research and education of the next generation
of professionals. Clemons is currently the acting associate dean of the
College of Health and Human Sciences at Colorado State University, where
she has been a professor for more than 20 years. Her areas of academic
research include incorporating interior design content into elementary
and secondary education and interior design teaching pedagogies, as well
as research into “third place theory.” A longtime member of the ASID
Colorado Chapter, Clemons has been a dedicated volunteer leader at the
chapter and national level, for both ASID and IDEC. She has served on
the ASID Board of Directors and the ASID Foundation Board of Trustees,
as well as several national committees and task forces. Clemons’ work has
been often-recognized by her peers in both academic and design circles,
winning accolades from a variety of organizations.
Duval B. Acker, ASID, CMKBD, is founder and principal of Kitchens
by Design in South Carolina. A longtime ASID volunteer, she has been
active in the Carolinas chapter, serving on numerous committees both
prior to and following her 2005–2006 term as chapter president. At the
national level, Acker is an ASID spokeperson in her expertise area of
kitchen and bath design, and she has also served in various capacities
with the ASID Ethics Committee and the Legislative and Codes Advisory
Council. Since 2006, Acker has been involved in several NCIDQ task
forces, including the Education Review and Peer Review groups.
As an award-winning healthcare designer, AnnMarie Jackson, ASID,
AAHID, is a strong believer in the ability of interior environments to make
a positive impact. She is dedicated to both her practice and her profession, through her many contributions to both ASID and the larger design
community. Jackson is a former board member and president of the ASID
Wisconsin Chapter, and a frequent speaker at ASID student events nationwide. She has served in various capacities for ASID nationally, including
as a spokesperson on healthcare issues, and as a member of the Chapter
Support team and the Education Training and Advisory Council.
For more than two decades, Patrick Schmidt, ASID, RID, has been
an invaluable resource to the ASID Indiana Chapter and to the Society.
The recipient of dozens of chapter citations, Schmidt has served in almost
every chapter volunteer capacity possible, as well as serving on several
national ASID committees and taskforces, including leading the Chapter
Support Team. Through these efforts, he has helped to guide the Society
and its chapters, while also remaining active at the state level through
volunteer positions with the Indiana Interior Design Coalition as well as
various community groups.
Kia Weatherspoon, Allied ASID, represents the voice of emerging design professionals, and is a vocal advocate for collaboration and
knowledge sharing. As a design student, Weatherspoon served as Student
Representative to the Board for the ASID Pennsylvania East Chapter,
and now serves nationally on the ASID Emerging Professionals Advisory
Council. She has moderated industry panels and events for ASID, and
most recently was a member of the 2013 ASID Design Awards jury. Active
throughout social media channels, Weatherspoon is also involved in pro
bono efforts with the non-proﬁt Room to Rebloom.
As a designer turned industry member, Teknion Vice President of
Architecture, Design and Workplace Strategies Kay Sargent, ASID,
IIDA, CID, LEED AP ID+C, is dedicated to elevating the standing of
interior designers within the business community. As a thought leader
in the industry, Sargent’s work often focuses on the “rise of the human
factor,” a concept on which she writes and speaks frequently. Sargent is
a founder of Washington D.C.’s Design Leadership Council and is active
in numerous industry groups, including Commercial Real Estate Women,
CoreNet and IIDA.
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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of ASID Icon - Fall 2013
The Kids Are Alright
Meeting of the Minds
The Future Is Now
Design for Life
Celebration – The 2013 ASID Design Awards
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