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ASID Welcomes 2012 Board of Directors
BOARD MEMBERS OPTIMISTIC ABOUT THE FUTURE/
VINCENT G. CARTER STEFFANY HOLLINGSWORTH BARBARA MARINI EMILY WALSER SONYA ODELL
AS ASID BEGINS its 2012 ﬁscal year on October
1, we welcome a new group of volunteers to the Society’s board of directors. Barbara Marini, FASID, was newly named ASID President-elect, and will succeed Lisa B. Henry, FASID, LEED AP, as president in FY 2013. “As a ‘design thinking’ organization, ASID has an opportunity to position itself as a leader in an emerging creative economy,” says Marini of the Society’s goals for the upcoming year and beyond. “It is our role as leaders to educate and inform others on the value of design … and to think actively and energetically about how we face the challenges of today and ultimately advance our profession for the future.” In addition to Marini, Vincent G. Carter, FASID; Steffany Hollingsworth, ASID; and Sonya Batchelor Odell, FASID, join the ASID Board of Directors as incoming directors-at-large. Emily Walser, ASID, LEED AP, also begins a term as Chapter Support Team Representative to the Board and Jen Bruno begins a term as Industry Partner Representative to the Board. They join current board members Sybil Jane Barrido, ASID, CID; Sonya Dufner, FASID, LEED AP; Sandy Gordon, FASID, LEED AP; and past president Michael Thomas, FASID, CAPS. Completing their terms on the board of directors are Deborah Lloyd Forrest, FASID; Shirley Hammond, FASID; Tim Schelfe, ASID; Lynn Lorch Metz, ASID; Bridget McMullin, ASID; and past president Sari Graven, FASID. A teacher, administrator, researcher, mentor and volunteer, Barbara Marini, FASID, has been
instrumental in improving the quality and content of interior design education. Until recently, Marini was chair of the interior design program at the International Academy of Design and Technology in Detroit, and has also served with organizations such as IDEC and CIDA. She is a longtime ASID volunteer, serving in local and national roles, including on the Society’s board, Chapter Support Team, Student Advisory Council and Council of Fellows, as well as a term as Michigan chapter president. Marini’s commitment to excellence and innovation has impacted interior design education and professionalism nationwide. For the past ﬁve years, Jen Bruno has served as national training manager for Hansgrohe, Industry Partner of ASID, serving as the company’s main representative to ASID since 2008. Bruno has been integral in hosting ASID events nationwide, while also serving as a CEU presenter. Her involvement with a variety of industry organizations helps inform her perspective on the collaborative relationship between designers and manufacturers. A longtime volunteer in ASID and other design organizations, Vincent G. Carter, FASID, was a founding member on the licensing board that implemented the nation’s ﬁrst interior design practice act. He served as Washington, D.C., and ASID representative to NCIDQ, eventually fulﬁlling a term as president of the Council. Carter has had a distinguished career in interior design and facilities management in the government sector, currently as senior program manager/architect for the U.S. Department of Homeland Security.
Steffany Hollingsworth, ASID, is a founding partner of HVL Interiors in Santa Fe, N.M., specializing in residential and contract projects. An involved volunteer both locally and nationally, Hollingsworth most recently served as member and chair of the ASID Student Advisory Council and prior to that, on the National Nominating Committee and Chapter Support Team, as well as a term as New Mexico chapter president. Her awardwinning design work has been published in numerous national magazines as well as several books. An acclaimed healthcare and office interior designer, Sonya Batchelor Odell, FASID, AAHID, RID, is also known for her business acumen and dedication to the profession. An active member of the Texas chapter, she also served as member and co-chair of the ASID Industry Advisory Council, and in various positions with FIDER, NCIDQ and AAHID. Odell is currently an advisor with Texas-based consulting ﬁrm Wayne O’Neill & Associates. Emily Walser, ASID, LEED AP, is an experienced designer and longtime ASID volunteer. For over 15 years she operated her own ﬁrm and retail business in Raleigh, N.C. Now a dealer sales consultant for Steelcase, Industry Partner of ASID, Walser maintains regular contact with the A&D community, with a focus on education and sustainability issues. Prior to becoming CST Representative to the Board, Walser served as chair of the Society’s Chapter Support Team and as president of the Carolinas Chapter.
STEP Through the Years
NCIDQ PREP PROGRAM STRONGER THAN EVER AFTER THREE DECADES/ FOUNDED IN 1979, the ASID Self Testing Exercises for Pre-Professionals
(STEP) program was established with the goal of offering advanced-level preparation for the NCIDQ exam. Over the past 32 years, the program has grown and evolved in parallel with a changing industry and changing exam. Today, ASID remains committed to providing opportunities for those who will lead the profession of tomorrow through programs like STEP and
commends the dedication and volunteer service of all STEP instructors for lending their expertise to those who will shape tomorrow’s design community. We especially honor and thank those essential instructors who have recently retired from the program—Dorothy Fowles, FASID; Mark Karlen; Cheryl R. Myers, FASID; Harvey Rosenberg; Curt Sherman; and Judith A. Verges, FASID.
For more information on STEP and its longtime leaders, please visit www.asid.org/icon.
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