From Dive to Revive, Chapter 2.0 (Indiana)
Hear the Indiana Chapter’s turnaround story and learn lessons you can apply to strengthen your own chapter board.
In the summer of 2019, the Indiana Chapter was on the verge of shutting its doors. Leadership vacancies, lack of funds, accounting problems, out of compliance with National policies – just to name a few of the problems facing the incoming board leaders. Hear the story of how they built back during the pandemic, embracing the values of transparency, communication, and tenacity to move forward. Even if your chapter is in a strong position, we can all learn from the effective leadership and management strategies they've developed to “right the ship” and revive their community.
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Program recorded on August 10, 2021.
Olivia J. Snyder, ASID
FY21 President, Indiana Chapter
FY22 Chapter Support Team Advisor
Olivia (Livi) Snyder has been a member of ASID since 1986, serving the Society as a Board member, an NCIDQ proctor, and as a faculty advisor. Throughout her career, Olivia has worked primarily in Indiana and Michigan designing commercial spaces in healthcare and education settings. Additionally, Olivia has spent 20 years working with interior design students at Western Michigan University, Indiana University, and Ferris State University Kendall College of Art and Design (Professor Emeritus). Currently based in Fort Wayne, MS. Snyder consults on various design projects, including residential design.
Emily McLaughlin, ASID
Immediate Past President
Emily McLaughlin is Indiana born and raised, and attended Purdue University for both her BA and MA in Interior Design. She also holds an MS in Public Safety from Indiana University. For the past 19 years she has served as an Interior Design educator at IUPUI, where she is also the director of the program. While her professional experience is primarily related to commercial facilities, she appreciates the way that all built environments influence our day- to-day lives.
Shundra Harris, ASID, RID
FY21 Chapter Support Team Chair
Former President, Texas Gulf Coast Chapter
Before launching Shundra Harris Interiors over a decade ago, Shundra had a long and prosperous career as a computer engineer in both the Aerospace and Telecom industries. Shundra earned a degree in Interior Design from the Art Institute of Houston, where she was first introduced to ASID as a student member. Shundra has worked with a prime Houston residential design firm, commercial design firm and later a national architecture firm, as an intern. However, entrepreneurially bound, and with artful imagination, Shundra opened SHI and continues to operate this award winning, innovative design firm that thrives to merge great clients, great team members, great design solutions and great business integrity in one great venture. Shundra is an avid volunteer at her church, in her community and in the design industry -- serving on multiple boards including ASID and Texas Association for Interior Design. Shundra also teaches interior design classes in the School of Architecture at Prairie View A&M University.