Committees and Chairpersons
Call for Volunteers!
All Chapter members have an opportunity to be active participants in our Chapter! Below is a list of committees with a brief description of the responsibilities, as well as the Board member who oversees that committee. As your schedule allows, please consider how you can bring your area of expertise and past talents to aid your Chapter.
You can contact the respective Board member directly with questions or to join the committee. We’ve tried to make it easy for everyone to participate!COMMUNICATIONS / MEDIA: Board Member: Communications Director: F Christopher West, Industry Partner Representative for Hinkley Lighting, firstname.lastname@example.org -Membership Directory Communications – Creative Brief: Chair: Cathy Kominsky, Allied ASID, email@example.com -The Creative Brief is a monthly on-line publication distributed via email -Committee researches relevant articles related to our industry for publication -Identifies and collects member news -Recaps the most recent Chapter events -Identifies information from National that is significant for our membership -Creates “Member Volunteer Spotlight” and “Industry Partner Spotlight” Communications – Desert Design Magazine: Chair/Editor: OPEN
Editorial Staff: Dede Radford, Industry Partner Representative for Dunn-Edwards Paints; Angela Martin-Newman, Allied ASID; and Bonnie J. Lewis, Allied ASID -The Desert Design Magazine (DDM) is a quarterly print publication -The magazine reaches approximately 800 practitioner members and industry partners -Researches relevant articles related to our industry for publication -Coordinates intake of articles for each issue -Submits all information to the Graphic Designer -Supervises the proofing process Communications – Social Media: Chair: Jasmine Dowling, Allied ASID, jdowlingdesign
Chair: OPEN -Updates information on the website -Works with Administrator to include pertinent information PROGRAMS / EVENTS / MEMBERSHIP:
Board Member: Membership Director: Janet Jackson, Allied ASID, firstname.lastname@example.org Programs:
Chair: Erin Linstrom, Allied ASID, email@example.com -Establishes Membership Meeting focus and venues -Recruits speakers and coordinates travel logistics as required -Coordinates contracts and insurance requirements with venues -Coordinates meeting logistics (seating, food & beverage, AV, handouts, etc) Ambassadors:
Chair: Brenda Emrich, Industry Partner Representative, firstname.lastname@example.org -Assists at membership meetings and events to meet and greet arriving members & guests -Assist with registration check-in -Ambassadors are outgoing and welcoming -Has knowledge about chapter to answer questions -Provide general guidance during events Programs – Business Tech:
Chair: Suzanne Daley, Industry Partner Representative for Alyshaan, marketing
Chair: OPEN -Establish a mentoring program between Professional Members and Allied Members who seek to elevate their current business or branch into a secondary area of expertise. -Promote advancement of practices through NCIDQ professional accreditation DESIGN EXCELLENCE AWARDS GALA:
Board Member: President: Jewell Blair, Allied ASID, email@example.com Design Excellence Awards: Co-Chair: Diana Wood, Allied ASID, firstname.lastname@example.org Co-Chair: Edie Parsons, Allied ASID, email@example.com -Annual Awards Gala honoring chapter leaders, sponsors, and special community awards -Honors Design Excellence Awards Contest Winners -Committee has multiple responsibilities including: -Awards Competition – Forms, Submission, Judging & Awards -Awards Presentation -Awards Gala – Venue Coordination, Event Theme, Food & Beverage FINANCE:
Board Member: Finance Director: Jeanette Knudsen, Allied ASID, firstname.lastname@example.org Design for Hire: Co-Chair: Debi Meyer, Allied ASID, email@example.com Co-Chair: Cathy Kominsky, Allied ASID, firstname.lastname@example.org -Chapter outreach to the Community -Chapter Fundraiser – designers donate their time -Goal is to raise awareness of interior design by making it affordable to people who might not ordinarily seek out professional design services. -Public is charged a fee of $75 per hour, with two hour maximum consultation -Assist homeowners with questions they may have about the interior of their home Design for Hire Professional:
Chair: Amy Strang, Allied ASID, email@example.com -Chapter outreach to real estate professionals -Chapter Fundraiser – Designers donate their time -Goal is to raise awareness of the benefit of working with a professional Interior Designer -Realtors purchase professional design services for their clients for – Home sale preparation and staging – Renovation ideas – Color consultation – Gift for new home buyer for space planning, color and/or accessorizing -Set fee of $150 for a two hour consultation paid by Realtor PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT: Board Member: Professional Development Director: Christina Forrest, Allied ASID, firstname.lastname@example.org Professional Development Day: Chair: OPEN -Develops annual CEU event -Coordinates logistics and venue -Promotes event with the membership Emerging Professionals:
Chair: Paddy Rasmussen, Allied ASID, email@example.com -Supports designers in the early stages of their career and practitioners seeking to improve their practices -Fosters networking with peers -Promote working with Industry Partners -Develop Mentoring Program -Work with Past President’s Council to develop a program to prepare for NCIDQ exam Student Affairs:
Chair: Paddy Rasmussen, Allied ASID, firstname.lastname@example.org -Works with College Interior Design ASID Chapters & Design Groups to educate and encourage student interest in ASID -Coordinates student activities -Coordinates Real World Design Week -Oversees Charrette Competition -Oversees scholarship Program for Student Members Advancing to Allied ASID Membership -Coordinates Career Day INDUSTRY PARTNER LIAISON – DIRECTOR AT LARGE
Board Member: Director-at-Large: Paula Quan, Industry Partner Representative for Delta, Toto and Brizo, email@example.com Trade Show: Chair: OPEN -Joint venture as major sponsor with AZ Big Media in March, 2015 -Part of Home & Furnishings Show at West World -Two day event with anticipated 5000+ attendees -Work with AZ Media to ensure ASID presence -Coordinate seminars that will be presented as a fundraiser for ASID -Coordinate booth coverage and materials -Plan VIP reception for designers Donuts & Dialogue: Chair: Paula Quan -Bi-monthly Program for designers and Industry Partners -Promote marketing assistance and networking opportunities -Assist Industry Partners in promoting their business with ASID practitioners -Encourage cross promotion and business opportunities with other Industry Partners COMMUNITY SERVICE:
Board Member: Professional Development Director: Christina Forrest, Allied ASID, firstname.lastname@example.org Aunt Rita’s Foundation: Chair: Brian Gallop, Industry Partner Representative for Central Arizona Supply, email@example.com -ASID Sponsored Event -Members donate decorated holiday wreaths and/or teddy bears for a silent auction at the annual fundraising event Lymphoma Research Kitchen & Testing Tour: Chair: OPEN -ASID Sponsored Event -Recruits individual ASID Members for Kitchen Tour & Tablescape Design event -Committee represents ASID at VIP Event & at all homes on the Tour that have an ASID member’s kitchen or tablescape design Stardust Building Supplies Design for Hope: Chair: Sunny Biggs, Student ASID, firstname.lastname@example.org -ASID Sponsored Event -Event involves ASID designers working with a design problem that will benefit individuals or charitable organizations in need -Focus of this committee work is increasing awareness of donating and using re-purposed materials from Stardust Building Supplies Toby House: Chair: OPEN -Coordinate “Pitch In” day for ASID members to refurbish this bridging shelter in central Phoenix -Consider the historical significance of the site -Solicit material and labor donations from designers, students and industry partners -Develop volunteer tasks and solicit volunteers -Plan food and beverage for volunteers SERVICES: Chapter Historian:
Chair: Gretchen Palmer, Allied ASID, gpalmer
Board Member: President Elect: Keith Stanton, Allied ASID, email@example.com Duties: Works closely with the Interior Design Coalition of Arizona (IDCA) and its efforts to pursue future legislation that advocates for our profession. Keeps our Board and members aware of the latest occurrences within the legislative community. Attends IDCA board meetings, events, and promotions. Attends ASID National Legislative Symposium and reports back to Board; writes quarterly articles (at minimum) for Desert Design Magazine. Sponsorship / Fundraising:
Board Members: President: Jewell Blair, Allied ASID, firstname.lastname@example.org and President Elect: Keith Stanton, Allied ASID, email@example.com Representatives: Open Duties: Encourages individuals/firms/vendors to assist funding Chapter activities, primarily relating to the Chapter’s annual Design Excellence Awards Event. Uses the Chapter’s sponsorship forms, distributes sponsorship opportunities to membership, and follows-up regularly via telephone, email, and personal visits.