Virtual CLC 2021

For chapter leaders, by chapter leaders

Access the recordings of Virtual CLC 2021, held August 9-13, 2021.

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  • Kickoff your Virtual CLC experience with a preview of the week and hear about what’s new and what’s next for chapters in FY2022.

    Kickoff your Virtual CLC experience with a preview of the week and hear about what’s new and what’s next for chapters in FY2022.

    Prepare for a successful FY22 as an ASID chapter leader at the kickoff for Virtual CLC. Hear about upcoming events, what’s new, and updates for chapters as we enter the new fiscal year. We’ll highlight best practices and resources for ongoing skill building, and give you a peek at our new competency model framework for chapter leadership development.

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    Program recorded on August 9, 2021.

    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. 

  • Hear the Indiana Chapter’s turnaround story and learn lessons you can apply to strengthen your own chapter board.

    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

    Indiana Chapter

    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. 

  • Revitalize your leadership development efforts to build a strong volunteer pipeline.

    Revitalize your leadership development efforts to build a strong volunteer pipeline.

    If your chapter faces a shortage of volunteers ready and willing to step up to leadership positions, you are not alone. Before the pandemic hit, the New York Metro chapter was challenged with a shallow leadership pool due to a dwindling pipeline of volunteers in line to serve on their board. The problem was exacerbated during COVID, when the lack of in-person networking events made it even more difficult to engage volunteers and identify potential leaders. Hear how they developed a plan to ensure the ongoing strength of their volunteer pipeline through engaging virtual events, an inclusive structure, leveraging National Volunteer Week, and targeted outreach and communications.


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    Program recorded on August 10, 2021.


    Ali Bullis

    Chapter Administrator, NY Metro Chapter

    Association Manager, Capitol Hill Management Services

    Ali is an Association Manager at Capitol Hill Management Services. Her current titles include: Chapter Administrator, ASID NY Metro; Association Manager, Albany Executives Association; Operations Director, Satellite Broadcast Communications Association; and Administrative Director, New York State Liquor Store Association. Ali is skilled in all facets of association management - particularly event planning, Board of Directors oversight, and strategic development. Ali graduated with a B.S. in Marketing from Siena College in 2015 and is currently completing her Master's in Business Administration in Strategic Management. In her free time, Ali enjoys vacations to the beach, fundraising activities, and playing with her dog, Doug.

    Jamie Stringham, ASID

    FY21 Chapter Support Team Advisor

    Former President, CA Central NV Chapter

    Jamie Stringham, ASID is nationally certified through the National Council for Interior Design Qualification (NCIDQ) and a professional member of ASID. Jamie is a registered Interior Design in the state of Nevada. She has served as President of American Society of Interior Design Central California/Nevada chapter, and currently is serving on an ASID National CST committee which supports chapter leaders. Jamie is the owner of Interior Dynamics which is a full service Interior Design firm. She is a speaker and interior design educator who promotes “Changing Your Life by Changing Your Environment.” 

  • Global events make an indelible impact on the New York Metro Chapter. The story of their journey towards addressing inclusivity in their design community is only just beginning.

    Global events make an indelible impact on the New York Metro Chapter. The story of their journey towards addressing inclusivity in their design community is only just beginning.

    In the wake of George Floyd’s murder in May 2020, ASID NY Metro chapter took a moment to listen, reflect and take inventory of their participation in the issue of racism within the design industry, within the chapter. From this was born the first Diversity and Inclusion Committee within the ASID community. Join us, the ASID NY Metro D&I Committee, as we share our story, what we’ve learned so far and how we would like to empower all the chapters to work towards change too.

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    Program recorded on August 10, 2021.

    Kristin Firine, Allied ASID

    FY21 At-Large Director

    New York Metro Chapter

    Kristin Firine is a project manager and interior designer for Gramercy Design, a boutique design studio providing architectural and interior design services in New York City. As a previous board member for ASID CT, as well as a current board member for ASID NY Metro, Kristin is very committed to the interior design profession and community. With this in mind, she has been actively engaged in ensuring that the interior design community is inclusive and equitable for all people. Kristin believes in celebrating the rich diversity among all people in the interior design world and giving all voices a platform to do so.

    Keith Jones, Allied ASID

    FY21 Emerging Professionals Committee Chair, New York Metro Chapter

    FY22 Membership Director, New York Metro Chapter

    Keith Jones has been an ASID NY Metro Board member for three years as the Emerging Professionals Chair. Currently he works as a Specifications Representative for one of the largest manufacturers of engineered surfaces- Wilsonart LLC. Keith is responsible for liaising with top tier A&D firms in NYC. As part of the Diversity & Inclusion Committee, Keith’s many goals include: sharing educational guidance; sharing work experiences within the design community; and working closer with his network of professionals who have the power to bring change to those who feel injustice within the design community, starting with ASID NY Metro.

    Miriam Makram, Allied ASID

    FY21 Communications Director

    New York Metro Chapter

    Miriam Makram is an interior designer that focuses on commercial spaces, especially in the hospitality sector. She graduated from California State University, Fullerton with a Bachelors of Arts in Studio Art and continued her education at the Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising, in Los Angeles, to obtain her Associates Degree in Interior Design. Miriam has been a part of ASID NY Metro for the past four years and is the chapter’s current Communications Director. She has many aspirations for the Diversity and Inclusion Committee, namely for the committee's efforts to have a real impact by reaching those who feel under represented, under appreciated, or under acknowledged in the community.

    Bill Beaudreau, ASID

    FY21 Chapter Support Team Advisor

    Former President, Wisconsin Chapter

    Bill Beaudreau, ASID, is president of CRB Interiors, an award-winning firm specializing in the design of unique interiors, with projects ranging from cafes and coffee shops to condominiums and single-family homes. Firmly rooted in Madison, CRB provides innovative, personalized service with results that are second-to-none. An established name in the Madison area, CRB (Caryer Ryan Beaudreau) has been owned by Bill Beaudreau, ASID, since 1996. Bill is known for his architectural approach to interior design problem solving. Bill has served various roles as a long-time active member in the Wisconsin chapter American Society of Interior Designers. He serves as a frequent juror for the UW-Madison Interior Design Program, and recently finished serving as a juror for the Milwaukee Home Magazine design competition. 

  • Build an effective chapter advocacy program to influence policy and strengthen the profession.

    Build an effective chapter advocacy program to influence policy and strengthen the profession.

    Advocacy can be a scary concept, but it is a critical part of expanding the presence of the interior design profession at community, state, and national levels. It’s also crucial to every day practice. Whether designers are taxed, can own a multidisciplinary firm, can use certain products…or not! All these (and more) start with ASID chapter advocacy! A strong advocacy program is an essential part of any successful Chapter. Join us for a candid conversation about the process, tools and resources that can help build your chapter’s advocacy prowess and prepare fearlessly for the inevitable. We’ll engage Chapters from around the country in a frank discussion to learn how to plan, budget, and engage your entire organization in the advocacy process, whether starting from scratch or reinvigorating an existing effort.                        


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    Program recorded on August 11, 2021.

    Katherine Setser, ASID, NCIDQ, IDEC

    FY21 President, Ohio South Kentucky Chapter

    Chair, Ethics & Professional Responsibility Committee, Advocate x Design Council

    Katherine Setser, ASID, NCIDQ, IDEC teaches in the ARC+ID Department at Miami University. Her award-winning career spans more than three decades and includes specialized concentrations in design research and forensic evaluation. Katherine's teaching and research focus on professional recognition, statutory regulation, education and practice standards, and professional ethics. She is actively engaged nationally and internationally in the development of standards, assessments, and accreditation for the design profession and has been instrumental in the development of interior design legislation. She is a frequent consultant to design organizations and an extensive lecturer. Faculty appointments include University of Cincinnati, Western Kentucky University, and the University of Tennessee–Knoxville. 

    Douglas Feldman, ASID, Allied AIA, CAPS, Green AP, RID

    Past President, Florida South Chapter

    Chair, Outreach & Engagement Committee, Advocate x Design Council

    Douglas Feldman, ASID, AIA, Green AP, CAPS, RID is the creative director and principal for Feldman Design Studio, an award-winning firm with clients throughout the United States. The firm offers interior design services for residential, commercial, corporate, K-12 educational, and municipal clientele. Douglas received an MFA in scenic design and art direction from NYU. In addition to sitting on numerous boards, Douglas served as president of IDAF (Interior Design Associations Foundation) and twice as president of the Florida South Chapter of ASID. He also served as a leader on the ASID Chapter Support Team Committee working with the Midwest ASID Chapters. Currently, Douglas is the chairperson of the ASID AxD Council's Outreach & Engagement committee and serves on the AxD Council ExCom committee. 

    Dana Nunn, ASID, NCIDQ, CCS, LEED AP, WELL AP

    Interior Design Director

    Bettisworth North

    Creating spaces that celebrate heritage and tradition is a professional passion Dana has pursued for the past 17 years as an interior designer and project manager for community-centered healthcare, education, and public projects in over 93 cities and villages throughout Alaska. In her work, Dana ensures that the cultural identity of the people and place is honored in integrated design solutions. Her designs focus on creating optimal user experiences, considering function, sustainability, wellness, and appropriateness in Alaska’s harsh climates and remote locales. Dana’s ASID involvement began as a student. She has since served as Alaska chapter president, twice, and nationally on the Chapter Support Team. She currently serves on ASID’s standing Construction Codes and Standards Committee, is involved in the Alaska chapter’s advocacy efforts for interior design registration, fulfills administrative needs for the Alaska chapter, and volunteers as a CIDA Site Visitor.

    Bryan Soukup, Esq.

    Vice President, Government & Public Affairs

    American Society of Interior Designers

    As Vice President of Government and Public Affairs for ASID, Bryan J. Soukup, Esq., leads the Society's strategic efforts to advocate for the interior design profession from a legislative, regulatory, and policy perspective before the federal and state governments. He is the Society's sole registered federal lobbyist and chief advocate at the state and local levels. Prior to joining ASID in summer 2018, Bryan served as Director of Resilience Initiatives and as a registered federal and state lobbyist for the International Code Council (ICC).  He is a licensed attorney in the District of Columbia and in the Commonwealth of Virginia.

    Robin Stroebel, ASID, RID, LEED AP ID + C

    Member, Ethics & Professional Responsibility Committee

    Advocate x Design Council

    Robin Stroebel is the CEO and Owner of InteriorLOGIC, Inc., which she founded in 1989 and is a certified Woman-Owned Business Enterprise in the state of Wisconsin. Robin has more than 35 years of experience in the planning and design of workplace environments.  Robin provides expertise in the evaluation and integration of workplace change including strategic facility planning, interior design concepts and branding, budget development, project planning, and quality assurance. The proprietary Strategic Facility Planning method developed by Robin, SFP360©, is unique to InteriorLOGIC core services and the framework of the planning process. For 11 years prior to founding InteriorLOGIC, Inc., Robin built the design, sales, and marketing brand of an office furniture dealership, representing a major office systems manufacturer. She is a proud Recipient of the 2014 Governor’s Trailblazer Award.

    Emmy Knott Williams, ASID

    Member and Advocacy Volunteer

    Carolinas Chapter

    Emmy Knott Williams, ASID, owns Interior Solutions, a commercial interior design firm in Winston-Salem, NC, specializing in design of car dealerships, law firms, and senior living communities. In 2006, the State of North Carolina, a no-sales-tax-on-service state, began to audit interior design firms and held them accountable for sales tax on services. Emmy and fellow ASID leader Susan Carson advocated for interior designers and built the Legislature's awareness of the issue. This resulted in the passing of a favorable North Carolina law that states that “interior design services are not sales taxable”. After that experience with advocacy, Emmy has continued to serve as part of the North Carolina advocacy team pursuing another law supporting interior designers, one that offers voluntary registration for eligible interior designers and gives them stamp and seal authority on their construction drawings for the interior design portion of projects. That team is pleased to announce that the governor signed their bill into law on July 8, 2021.

    Saima Seyar, ASID

    FY21 Chapter Support Team Advisor

    Former President, Texas Gulf Coast Chapter

    Saima Seyar is the president and principal designer for Elima Designs. She holds a Bachelors of Art in Interior Design and a minor in Architecture from the University of Houston. She has been practicing in Houston since 1998, fulfilling her passion for unique and tasteful design. 

  • Leverage the power of your community through committees.

    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

    President

    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. 

  • Amplify your chapter’s presence on social media, and apply consistent messaging in communications to build the brand of your chapter and the greater ASID community.

    Amplify your chapter’s presence on social media, and apply consistent messaging in communications to build the brand of your chapter and the greater ASID community.

    Hear how the Pennsylvania East chapter completely revitalized their communications strategy, embracing a holistic brand message for consistency across channels. They've built up their (previously non-existent) social media presence to more actively engage with members and the greater design community, and focused on developing consistent branding standards for all communications. Their lessons learned also apply to online events, and they’ll share best practices to ensure that all online experiences are professional and true to the ASID brand. Learn tips to refresh your own communications strategy and create a consistent brand experience.

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    Program recorded on August 11, 2021.

    Kimberley A. Slater, Allied ASID

    FY21 Communications Director

    PA East Chapter

    Kimberley Slater, Allied ASID, has practiced Interior Design for more than 20 years and is now a Commercial Consultant at Fessenden Hall Inc. for Commerical A&D and Kitchen & Bath accounts in NJ and Philadelphia.  Kim serves as the PA East Communications Director, elevating the social media presence and branding and will continue on in the role in FY 2021-2023. Kim previously served as a PA East Chapter President. Kim also chaired of the 2020 Philadelphia Region Interior Design Awards, which garnered a over 150 entries due to its social media campaign. Kim, a member of ASID since 2005, received the 2018 Rising Star Award and the Service to the Chapter Award in 2020.

    Shane Jones, Allied ASID

    FY21 Chapter Support Team Advisor

    Former President, Carolinas Chapter

    Passionate about all things colorful, sustainable and unique. Shane Jones has worked for over seven years as a designer account executive at Sherwin-Williams Paint, serving the North Carolina design community. A graduate of UNC Greensboro with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Interior Architecture, Shane is responsible for educating the residential market including interior designers, architects, and design students about color and product resources at Sherwin-Williams. Shane’s goal is to engage and inspire designers. Shane is Past President 2018/19 of the American Society of Interior Designers (ASID) Carolinas Chapter. She was acknowledged as an ASID Ones to Watch 2020 Award Recipient and is currently a Chapter Support Team (CST) national committee member, set to assume the role of Chair of the CST Committee in 2021-2022. Shane is a National Emerald Industry Partner/Sponsor of the Interior Design Society. 

  • Learn how to become more agile in delivering value to your community.

    Learn how to become more agile in delivering value to your community.

    The effects of a global pandemic were wide-spread and far reaching. The seemingly sudden shut down of normal social activities had us all scrambling to determine how to continue our mission when we could no longer gather in-person. ASID Carolinas will share their journey through quickly adapting to virtual conferences; leveraging technology, creativity, and pooling chapter connections to continue to provide value to our membership. Join us as we share the good, bad, ugly, and plans for the future based the lessons learned and what our members are telling us they want.         

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    Program recorded on August 12, 2021.

    Gisele Taylor-Wells, ASID, NCIDQ, LEED AP

    FY21 President, Carolinas Chapter

    FY22 Chapter Support Team Advisor

    Gisele Taylor Wells, ASID, LEED AP is the current president for the ASID Carolinas Chapter and full time design educator at Forsyth Technical Community College in Winston Salem, NC. She earned an bachelor's degree in Interior Architecture and a master's degree in the same field with a concentration in Historic Preservation. Prior to becoming an educator, Gisele held positions with commercial design firms that focused on healthcare, retail, showroom, and corporate projects. She is passionate about design, old buildings, books, family, and taking the time to enjoy the little things.

    Shane Jones, Allied ASID (Moderator)

    FY21 Chapter Support Team Advisor

    Former President, Carolinas Chapter

    Passionate about all things colorful, sustainable and unique. Shane Jones has worked for over seven years as a designer account executive at Sherwin-Williams Paint, serving the North Carolina design community. A graduate of UNC Greensboro with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Interior Architecture, Shane is responsible for educating the residential market including interior designers, architects, and design students about color and product resources at Sherwin-Williams. Shane’s goal is to engage and inspire designers. Shane is Past President 2018/19 of the American Society of Interior Designers (ASID) Carolinas Chapter. She was acknowledged as an ASID Ones to Watch 2020 Award Recipient and is currently a Chapter Support Team (CST) national committee member, set to assume the role of Chair of the CST Committee in 2021-2022. Shane is a National Emerald Industry Partner/Sponsor of the Interior Design Society. 

  • Rethink and adapt your student programs for successful virtual delivery.

    Rethink and adapt your student programs for successful virtual delivery.

    The Alabama chapter has traditionally held an annual “student day” of programming to engage interior design students across four universities. When COVID hit, they creatively adapted their traditional in-person event to all virtual and saw higher numbers of students engaged than ever before. Learn tips on how to incorporate social media, industry partners, incentives, and a mix of on-demand and live programming that you can apply to your student engagement efforts. 

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    Program recorded on August 12, 2021.


    Perry Lee Umphrey, ASID, RID

    FY21 President

    Alabama Chapter

    Perry Lee Umphrey has been an Interior Designer with Umphrey Interiors, an independent residential and hospitality design firm, for over 30 years. Other positions include serving as the President of ASID AL for two terms; past board member of ASID AL and GA; instructor at Southern Institute School of Interior Design in Birmingham, AL; adjunct instructor (15 yrs); and coordinator of ASID AL state conferences for over 15 years.  Perry Lee was the recipient of the 2020 medalist award and was published in two books

    Jill Janasiewicz, ASID (Moderator)

    FY21 Chapter Support Team Advisor

    Former President. New England Chapter

    Jill began her career in finance in Boston before she transitioned into the design field and a few years later, in 2013, joined Eric Haydel Design. She brings her passion for design and her own creativity to the projects along with her keen business knowledge to the firm. In addition to overseeing the firm’s projects, she manages and oversees the operations. She holds a B.S. in Finance from Bentley University, MBA from Northeastern University and a M.A in Interior Design from New England School of Art & Design. She is also a professional member of ASID, having passed the NCIDQ, and is the former President of the New England chapter of ASID. She is an adjunct professor at UMASS Dartmouth teaching in their Interior Architecture program. 

  • Build a mission-driven fundraising program to raise money, engage volunteers, and increase public awareness of interior design.

    Build a mission-driven fundraising program to raise money, engage volunteers, and increase public awareness of interior design.

    If you’re looking for a fundraising idea that will raise needed funds, engage emerging professionals, and raise awareness of the value in working with an interior designer, you’ll want to learn about Arizona North’s “Interior Designer for Hire” (ID4H) event. Held annually, the chapter advertises their members’ design services at a discounted rate, to expose more people to the experience of working with a designer and distinguishing the ASID brand in the process. Emerging professionals appreciate the opportunity to build their portfolios, and the chapter is never short on volunteers willing to donate their services. Get the inside story behind this mission-driven program, and learn about successful fundraising strategies, including media/public relations, industry partner and sponsor engagement, and volunteer recruitment.  


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    Program recorded on August 12, 2021.

    Karen Barnes, Industry ASID

    Proprietor

    The Elegant Window

    Karen Barnes' love of fabric and beautiful interiors has helped shape her career as the owner and manager of The Elegant Window, an award-winning custom drapery workroom. Her passion includes sharing what she's learned at industry workroom conferences. Karen loves collaborating with interior designers so that their designs are shown in the most exquisite way possible.

    Angela Colley, ASID, CAPS (Moderator)

    FY21 Chapter Support Team Advisor

    Former President, Florida South Chapter

    As the proprietor of A C Styles Designs, LLC, Angela Colley specializes in both Residential and Commercial Interiors. She is a Certified Aging In Place Specialist (CAPS) who is passionate about providing accessible freedom for her clients. She has worked for clients throughout Broward and Miami Dade counties and has developed long-term relationships with many of them. In addition, she's one of only a few South Florida-based interior designers who has contributed to a home featured on "Extreme Makeover: Home Edition". Angela is certified by the National Council for Interior Design Qualification (NCIDQ) and has a Bachelor of Science in Interior Design from the Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale, where she graduated Magna Cum Laude.