Ask the Experts | Chapter Showcase: Awards

Learn best practices and tips for managing your chapter's awards program.

This is a recording of a live Zoom Meeting in which chapter leaders had the opportunity to connect and learn best practices from leaders with experience managing awards programs at the chapter level. Listen in on the lively discussion and get answers to your most pressing questions. Topics covered include how to set up your awards program (including technology), generating revenue, marketing and expanding your reach.

Recording of a program held on February 24, 2022.

Ariel Cox, Allied ASID, CAPS (Moderator)

FY22 Chapter Support Team Advisor | Director of Marketing + Interior Design

Nuance Interiors

Ariel Cox, Allied ASID, CAPS, serves as the Director of Marketing + Interior Designer for Nuance Interiors, based in Dallas, TX.  After graduating with her Bachelor’s in Interior Design from Baylor University, she worked for several years as a Design Associate at Marc-Michaels Interior Design. Most recently, for three years she served as an Interior Designer and Project Manager for A.Clore Interiors in Sanford, FL. She is a 2018 ASID Ones to Watch Winner and an ASID National Honors Medalist Recipient. As a member of the ASID Florida North Chapter Board, she has held the positions of Design Community Coordinator, Communications Director, President-Elect and President. She was appointed an FY2022 Chapter Support Team Advisor. 

Meridith Ranouil, Allied ASID, CKBD,

Excellence in Design Competition Chair

ASID South Central Chapter

Since founding her high-end residential interior design firm MLH Designs in 2003, Meridith Ranouil has won numerous awards including three Excellence in Design Ovation Awards for Residential Design and the Interior Design Society’s Designer of the Year award. Meridith’s award-winning projects range from urban apartments and boutiques to family homes and gourmet kitchens. Her work has been featured in Better Homes & Gardens, Kitchen and Bath Ideas, Dream Lofts & Condos, Arkansas Life and At Home in Arkansas, among other publications. 

Laura McDonald Stewart, FASID, RID, LEED AP, WELL AP

Owner, Laura McDonald Enterprises | Founder

Laura McDonald Enterprises | PLiNTH & CHiNTZ: Interior Design Blog and Industry Resource

Laura received her BS in Civil Engineering from Southern Methodist University and her MFA in Interior Design from Savannah College of Art and Design. After several years designing corporate projects, she founded Laura McDonald Enterprises and PLiNTH & CHiNTZ, the interior design blog and industry resource. For almost 10 years Stewart also managed METROCON Expo & Conference, the annual two-day event in Dallas focusing on the built environment. She has served on the ASID National Board, currently serves as the I.T. Chair for the Texas Chapter, sits on four interior design department advisory councils, and was the recipient of the 2009 NCIDQ National Louis S. Tregre Award.


Ask the Expert | Chapter Showcase: Awards Recording
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Open to view video. Video is 52 minutes long and includes expert presentations and Q&A discussion.