Chapter Vitality Pulse Check

Learn about the key environmental influences that inform ASID and Chapter strategy.

Get the latest on the state of the Chapter community from the ASID Research team, and learn how to measure the key “vital signs” for assessing the current health of your chapter and planning for the future.

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Susan Chung, Ph.D.

Director of Research and Knowledge Management, American Society of Interior Designers

Susan Chung, Ph.D., focuses on the impact of design research. She connects design with research to improve human experiences in the interior environment, translates research into applicable design implications, and conducts research projects that create meaningful positive impacts. She comes from an interior design background, holding a BA from Michigan State University and an MID from the University of Florida. She integrated interior design with behavioral research for her doctorate degree in Human Behavior and Design at Cornell University, with a focus on design attributes related to creativity in workplace environments.

Jessica Irizarry

Associate, Chapter Program Development, American Society of Interior Designers

Jessica Irizarry has spent a decade strengthening professional communities through association chapter networks. She believes professional communities are the epicenter of a successful organization and that one of the best ways to develop a network is through chapters. As Chapters Associate, Jessica focuses on leadership governance and strategy for the ASID chapter network and establishes, facilitates and monitors operations, leading chapters to success.

Jessica brings a uniquely faceted set of experiences to her role at ASID, including volunteer management, relationship and capacity building. She is a graduate of the University of South Alabama in Communication Arts and Political Sciences.

Eric Lynch

Senior Associate, Research, American Society of Interior Designers

Eric Lynch is Senior Associate in the Research & Knowledge Management team at ASID. With years of data analysis, visualization experience and an economic background, he uses  his skills to provide the interior design industry with the best possible research and data. Eric has had previous non-profit experience when he worked at the Better Business Bureau (BBB), serving Maryland in various capacities. He also worked at Prometric, a testing administration and development company based in Baltimore, where he was part of an analyst group managing their test center hours in over 600 locations globally and eventually, managing their Business Analytics team. Eric holds a bachelor's degree from Towson University in Political Science/Economics and Spanish along with obtaining a Certified Six Sigma Green Belt (CSSGB) credential. 

Kari Stringfellow

Vice President, Member Experience, American Society of Interior Designers

As vice president, Member Experience, Kari leads the ASID Education, Student and Chapter teams, creating relevant member communities, cultivating forward-thinking learning experiences and member engagement, and working to improve both the ASID member and chapter experiences.

With more than 20 years of experience as a facilitator, coach, consultant, and association leader, Kari is dedicated to managing the strategic intersection of learning experiences and member engagement. Her experience leading organizational training and development initiatives includes Fortune 500 companies, higher education institutions, and non-profits, like Estee Lauder Companies, George Mason University, and the National Automobile Dealers Association. She is most passionate about creating relevant, forward-thinking, and innovative initiatives that not only meet the needs of the industry today, but where they need to be prepared to go tomorrow. 

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