2017-2018 Board of Director Nominees

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President-Elect: Kristin Kong, ASID | ASID Member ID #1945664


One of the most important goals for me is our continued efforts with our government initiative. I want to educate and attract members, so they understand the importance of what ASID is fighting for with our One Voice campaign- our rights as interior designers to practice. To achieve this, I believe it is important to partner with the other interiordesign organizations and also to reach out and engage the students who are studying to become practitioners.

Finance Director: Joyce Fownes, Allied ASID | Member ID #1989611


As primary role for Fundraising, to raise the goal by 10% allowing greater opportunity for community outreach and grants/scholarships Increase Chapter reach by 10-15% Help develop and support the growth of the Chapter through business and community outreach with significant roles for speaking to increase the awareness of ASID in the business community.

Communications Director: Tony Purvis, Allied ASID | Member #1925964


ASID-GA Communications’ key goal is to support the strategic plans of both the National Society and the Georgia chapter, including increased coordination and cooperation with the greater Georgia design community, supporting ASID One Voice, and providing continuing benefit to members by promoting opportunities to further professional success.  This requires leveraging connections across the design community and keeping our social media strategy fine-tuned through frequent and open lines of communication with our team, Board, and membership.  

Professional Development Director: Cathy Cheek, Allied ASID | Member #1885612


If selected as Professional Development Director I will set many goals for myself to achieve. I will work with our IP Members to host CEU’s and Round Tables for our Designers. As a Designer, I understand the importance of CEU’s and how they help us stay abreast of the latest products and policies. I have a large book of contacts who will be happy to old these events for the Chapter. I will also work with our Student Chair to coordinate the Student Day we have in Atlanta. This event is a day of mentoring to help with their resumes and portfolios so they are prepared to enter the work force.

Membership Director: Nujhat Jahid-Alam, ASID  | Member ID #1892120


As Membership Director, my primary goal would be to reach designers from all and different practices of the design industry. This will be done by advertising the ASID brand to experienced and new designers entering the industry with quarterly mixers. I would like to diversify our members and bring together a mix of residential, commercial, hospitality and healthcare designers. I care deeply about emerging designers and would like to work closely with Student Reps and Emerging Professional Chair to ensure we keep and grow membership of the next generation of designers.