ASID Bylaws and Policies Update: Impact on Chapter Operations

Learn how updates to ASID governance will affect your chapter.

Learn how ASID national leadership is supporting chapters and building a more inclusive Society through significant updates to the bylaws and policies governing the organization. We will cover the most critical updates impacting chapter operations, including eligibility for chapter board service, changes to quorum and board voting, Nominating Committee composition, and eligibility to vote in chapter elections. All of these changes combined will help your chapter become more inclusive and allow for more nimble and flexible self-governance.

Click on the Content tab to find:
  • Video breaking down the most significant changes and how they benefit chapters
  • ASID Statement on updated bylaws and policies
  • Policies of the American Society of Interior Designers, October 2022
  • Bylaws of the American Society of Interior Designers, October 2022
  • Quiz to test your knowledge

Benjamin Huntington, FASID, NCIDQ, NYS CID

FY23 Advisor | Owner + Principal

Chapter Support Team | Veritate Design

Benjamin trained in England, obtaining a BA Hons from Kingston University. After several years working at a London boutique architectural firm, he became the youngest associate in the firm’s history. In 1987 he moved to New York and founded his own interior design studio. In the 34 years since founding his studio, Benjamin has fully renovated a great variety of properties for his clients, including Hamptons houses, a 15-bedroom ski chateau, brownstones, numerous Manhattan apartments, and an art gallery. Benjamin has also trained and taught at a wide variety of Feng Shui Schools, developing and practicing his unique style of Feng Shui. Benjamin has a long history of volunteering within the New York interior design community in a wide variety of roles with ASID and Interior Designers for Legislation in NY (IDLNY). In addition, he co-chaired the CIDQ Committee that developed the NCIDQ Ambassador program. As former president of the ASID Metro New York Chapter (2020-21), he now serves as an advisor on the FY22 Chapter Support Team and is the chair of the Ethics & Professional Responsibility Committee of the ASID Advocate by Design Council.

Jessica Irizarry

Director of Chapter Strategy & Program Development

American Society of Interior Designers

Jessica A Irizarry is an association management professional specializing in component relations and volunteer management. Passionate about community stability and growth, as well as an avid volunteer herself, she has shared her enthusiasm and expertise in support of ASID chapters for the last eight years. Jessica served as the 2022-2023 National Chair of the American Society for Association Executives (ASAE) Component Relations and Volunteer Management Professionals Advisory Council. Jessica holds a degree in communication and political science from the University of South Alabama, located in Mobile, AL where she currently resides with her fur babies, Lady, Stella and Tiger Lilly,

Robin Anderson (Moderator)

Director of Education, ASID

Online Instructor

Robin Anderson is an adult education and online learning professional with over 15 years of experience in teaching and learning methods, instructional design, educational research and learning theory, and program management in higher education institutions and non-profit organizations. She has developed curricula for textbooks, professional education for in-person and virtual education environments, and career education programs. Her experience with non-profit organizations ranges from committee work and volunteering to leading a national board of trustees. She has presented nationally at conferences and workshops for her research in experiential and transformative learning methods efficacy.

Robin holds an M.Ed. in Adult Education and Training from Colorado State University in Fort Collins, CO, and specialty certifications in Ergonomics Assessment, and Quality Matters Online Learning Standards. She has a B.A. in Journalism from University of Maryland in College Park, MD. (


Bylaws Update Discussion
Open to view video.  |  27 minutes
Open to view video.  |  27 minutes Watch this conversation about the ASID bylaws and policies updates and how they apply to chapter operations.
Statement on Updates
Open to download resource.
Open to download resource.
ASID Policies, October 2022
Open to download resource.
Open to download resource.
ASID Bylaws, October 2022
Open to download resource.
Open to download resource.
Test Your Knowledge Quiz
8 Questions  |  5 attempts  |  10/12 points to pass
8 Questions  |  5 attempts  |  10/12 points to pass Take this short quiz to test your knowledge of the ASID bylaws and policies.