Message from the President

From the Desk of Rebecca Compton, Carolinas Chapter ASID President

Hello, from your Carolinas Chapter ASID President!

I am excited to be your president for the 2017-2018 fiscal year.  With close to thirty years of ASID membership, and having held several chapter leadership roles, I am thrilled to be finally sitting in this seat.  Besides guiding the chapter through our strategic plan, my presidential goals for the year comprise of bolstering our local design communities and exploring new alternative revenue streams for the chapter.

Our Design Communities have many fabulous activities in the works, from CEU lunch and learns, factory tours to wine down Wednesdays.  Be sure to check your email for announcements to the meetings in your area. We still have a few Design Community Chair positions to fill so please volunteer if you can assist planning events in your area!

One of revenue generating concepts your board is hard at work on includes an annual patron program that allows our Industry Partners to engage on an exclusive level with both the design professionals and our student members.  I encourage all our Industry Partners to participate at some level and to click here for all the details.  Other fundraising ideas in the works are home builder showhouses and designer tour of homes.  If you have a great idea or want to be involved, your board is all ears!

Many times, I’m asked what ASID has done for me.  Being part of a professional organization allows me to give back to the design community that has supported me over the years.  I am surrounded by a group of people that share the common goal of advancing the profession of interior design and who celebrate the power of design to change people’s lives.  This year, I challenge you to take advantage of all that ASID and the Carolinas Chapter offers and to possibly even raise your hand to volunteer-I promise you it is worth it!

Rebecca Compton, ASID

2017-2018 Carolinas Chapter ASID President

Meet your Board of Directors

President Elect: Shane Jones, Allied ASID | Past President: Jennifer Mendelsohn, ASID

Financial Director: Dee Dee Bonds, Allied ASID | Director at Large: Margaret Donaldson, ASID

Membership Director: Nicole Norris, ASID | Communications Director: Kiara Shuford, Allied ASID

Professional Development Director: Sheri Chambers, Allied ASID | Student Rep to the Board: Emily Conn

Emerging Professional Director: Jackie Hammond, Allied ASID

Design Communities Director: Olivia Leyland, Allied ASID

Student Affairs Director: Nicole Long, Allied ASID