Chapter Recognition Awards

ASID Carolinas Chapter Recognition Awards acknowledge
those who lead by example.

ASID Carolinas honors those within our Chapter who inspire us with exemplary service to the Chapter and our profession. On Friday, September 18, 2020, during our virtual Annual Meeting Friday Extravaganza, we announced our 2020 ASID Carolinas Chapter Recognition Award winners.

About the Chapter Recognition Awards

The Chapter Awards for ASID Carolinas include three categories—media, industry partner, and educator. The process includes a letter of nomination and three letters of recommendation in order to be considered for the prestigious award. A committee of three Chapter members, plus the Awards Chairperson, reviews the documentation and determines the outcome.

Congratulations to the 2020 Chapter Recognition Award Recipients! 

Media Award

Kathryn Greeley, ASID
Kathryn Greeley was featured in the ASID Carolinas November newsletter Member Spotlight and described her love of writing and speaking. Nomination and recommendation letters substantiated her outstanding contributions not only to the ASID Carolinas Chapter but to the profession of interior design. 

Says Greeley:

“A bright spot on my design career has been writing a book in 2012 called, The Collected Tabletop. For many years, clients asked me to help with parties and my husband and I love to entertain. The book contains twelve events that are either at our home, Chestnut Cottage, our lake home, or in client homes. My passion for cooking, gardening, flower arranging and collecting are the focus of the book. I have enjoyed speaking on the book at art and antique events all over the country, including an ASID event. I am looking forward to doing a holiday event with Victoria magazine in November in Asheville, NC. I will be speaking on my book, as well as doing three holiday tables.”

Industry Partner Award

Susan Inglis
Nomination and recommendation letters substantiate the outstanding contributions Susan Inglis has made not only to the ASID Carolinas Chapter but to the Home Furnishings industry as well. 

The website for the Sustainable Furnishings Council describes Susan as follows:

“Susan Inglis is Executive Director of the Sustainable Furnishings Council, and resident expert with the organization she helped found in 2006. She has led SFC to work with industry leaders to establish criteria to gauge the sustainability of furniture products and practices; develop programs for educating all sectors of the industry; and attract hundreds of companies to membership. Inglis is also founder and owner of From the Mountain, a company that imports hand spun cashmere yarn from Afghanistan, providing safe income for over 100 women there. Inglis serves on the Board of the American Sustainable Business Council and was awarded a 2017 Visionary Leadership award by the NC Business Council. She lives in North Carolina.”

Educator Award

Gisele Taylor Wells
Margot Olson, 2019-2020 President of ASID Carolinas, stated the following of Giselle Taylor Wells:

“I have recently gotten to know Gisele in her role of President-Elect for ASID Carolinas. Gisele and I share our career focus, both as interior design educators. We often talk about teaching and learning. Nomination and recommendation letters substantiated her outstanding contributions not only to the ASID Carolinas Chapter but to the education of future interior design professionals.

Gisele embodies the full meaning of health, safety, and well-being within the context of living, working, and playing in the built-environment. During our plans for our Spring Conference, where we focused parallel sessions on both practitioner and student needs, she suggested numerous strategies for engaging students. Further, Gisele and her students were part of a field test of a day-long seminar in High Point for students on ‘how to shop showrooms and order merchandise.’ Gisele and I have discussed the challenges faced by educators today as we must shift our teaching emphasis from personal interaction to virtual class meetings. Gisele often mentions strategies of instructional delivery that are far more complex and effective than the mere presence of having a teacher who simply talks via a digital link.”

Once again, congratulations to all of our
2020 Chapter Recognition Award winners!