Teams Work! Engaging Your Members Through Committees (Illinois)

Leverage the power of your community through committees.

There was an “aha moment” when the Illinois chapter board found themselves burnt out from doing all the work of the chapter, including events' management. Of course the board will end up doing all the work if they don’t provide other volunteers with “on ramps” to get involved and take on new responsibilities. This epiphany led to the creation of a more effective chapter committee structure, incorporating new systems for operations and accountability to form nineteen active committees. Learn how your chapter can strengthen its committee structure to more effectively delegate the work of the chapter and build your volunteer leadership pipeline in the process.

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Program recorded on August 11, 2021.

Susan El-Naggar, ASID, NCIDQ, RID, WELL AP, LEED Green Associate


Illinois Chapter

Susan has over 20 years of experience in residential and commercial interior design. She received her education at The International Academy of Design and Technology in Chicago, and completed additional studies in Portugal, Egypt, Israel, and Montreal. She is a NCIDQ Certified Interior Designer and a registered Interior Designer in Indiana and Illinois. She is currently the President of the ASID Illinois Chapter. She is a CIDQ Ambassador and also sat as a juror for the NCIDQ exam. She has been presented many Interior Design awards and a "Certificate of Appreciation" award by NCIDQ in recognition of outstanding service.

Janel Hyland

Chapter Administrator

Illinois Chapter

Janel is a great asset to the ASID Illinois Chapter, with over 13 years experience in the A&D industry, getting her start working for DIFFA Chicago. She always thinks up new ideas and can come up with a solution to any challenge. She handles all administrative duties for the chapter. She brings a wealth of business experience to the group, as she ran her own Organic Food Co-Op, custom boutique baby clothes and created the first sustainable vendor event in her area. Janel lives in Indiana with her husband and five children.

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. 


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