2017 Board Candidates

February 1, 2017

Dear Members of the Wisconsin Chapter of ASID:

This notice is to announce the Slate of Candidates for election to office for the Wisconsin

Chapter of the American Society of Interior Designers for terms beginning October 1, 2017.  The

Slate was selected by the following Nominating Committee:

 

Aga Artka, ASID (Chair)

Jennifer Hunt, ASID

Emily Hurd, Industry Partner of ASID

Liz Allen, Industry Partner of ASID

Laura Schalk, ASID

 

Nominees:

President-Elect                                                      Bill Beaudreau, ASID

Professional Development Director                   Melissa Smith, Allied ASID

Communications Director                                   Michelle Kempen, ASID

Financial Director                                                  Molly Hooper, Industry Partner of ASID

 

Additional candidates for the above positions may be nominated through written petition.  The

petition must be signed by not less than 10 percent of the total Professional, Allied Practitioner,

and Industry Partner members of the Chapter in good standing.  The petition must also be

received by the Chapter Administrator no later than thirty (30) days after the names of the

candidates submitted by the nominating committee have been filed with the Chapter

Administrator. Lastly, the candidates on the written petition must be eligible to hold the office

for which they are being nominated.

 

Balloting:

Ballots will be mailed on May 22, 2017, to the Chapter’s Professional, Allied Practitioner, and

Industry Partner members in good standing. Members must return ballots within 10 days (by

June 5, 2017). 

 

Election Results:

Official election results will be announced no later than June 9, 2017. Please forward any

questions you may have about the nominating process to Aga Artka, ASID, Nominating

Committee Chair, at agaartka@gmail.com

 

Sincerely,

Aga Artka, ASID

Past President

Wisconsin Chapter of ASID


 

Bill Beaudreau, ASID

President-Elect/President

Bill is an educated and experienced interior designer professional committed to elevating life experiences through design. Since 1996 he has owned and operated CRB Interiors, continuing the legacy of this Madison-area design firm founded in 1959. He is known for his architectural approach to interior design problem solving and recognized for the wealth of knowledge, information, and resources he provides. As a long-time member of the American Society of Interior Designers, he works hard to promote the profession and support the growth and development of other design professionals. He believes design is about relationships--connections between people, places, and spaces—and he works hard to make these interactions valuable, memorable and enjoyable.

 

Education:
BS - Interior Design, UW-Madison – 1987

 

Employment:
Caryer-Ryan Interiors, Ltd. – 1993-1996 – Employee
CRB CaryerRyanBeaudreau Interiors – 1996 – present - Owner

 

ASID Activities:

  1. WI Chapter Programs co-chair – 1996 - 1998
  2. Madison Area ASID coordination chair – 1996 - 1999
  3. WI Chapter Board of Directors - Allied Member Representative – 1997 - 1998
  4. WI Chapter Public Relations Co-Chair – 2000 – 2002
  5. CLC Leadership Conference – Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada – July 2005
  6. WI Chapter Board of Directors - Financial Director – 2006 - 2008
  7. ASID WI/IIDA WI Joint Career Day - speaker/panelist/participant – 2006 – 2008
  8. CLC Leadership Conference – Washington DC – July 2006
  9. WI Chapter Professional Liaison – UW-Madison student chapter – 2007 – 2009
  10. Interiors 07 – ASID Conference on Design – San Francisco, CA – March 2007
  11. WI Chapter Design Gala PR co-chair – 2008
  12. Interiors 08 – ASID Conference on Design – New Orleans, LA – March 2008
  13. CLC Leadership Conference – Cincinnati, OH – July 2009 WI Chapter President-Elect – 2009 - 2010
  14. CLC Leadership Conference – Chicago, IL – June 2010 WI Chapter President – 2010 - 2011
  15. WI Chapter Past President – 2011 - 2012
  16. ASID Minnesota Chapter – Juror for Design Awards Competition – September 2012
  17. WI Chapter ASID Foundation Fundraiser Chair – March 2013
  18. Madison Museum of Contemporary Art – Design MMOCA “Design Bomb” - Spring 2014
  19. WI Chapter Madison Design Community Kickoff Event – March 2015
  20. Design to Lead Summit, Washington DC – April 2015
  21. Celebration – The ASID Awards Gala – Boston, MA – July 2015
  22. WI Chapter EP Panel Discussion – Panel Participant – January 2016
  23. Celebration – The ASID Awards Gala – Minneapolis, MN – July 2016
  24. WI Chapter Design Excellence Awards Committee – November 2016 – March 2017
  25. ASID/IDS Impact Summit –Toronto, ON, Canada – May 2017
  26. WI Chapter Day at the Capitol 2017 – Participant – May 2017

 

Community/Civic Activities, Other Professional Organizations

  1. Interior Design Coalition of Wisconsin – Volunteer - 1995
  2. UW-Madison SOHE Dept of Design Studies – Guest Speaker – 1999
  3. Outreach Inc. – Madison, WI – Interior Environment Committee – 2000 - 2001
  4. UW-Madison SOHE Dept of Design Studies - Panel Participant – July 2002
  5. UW-Madison SOHE Dept of Design Studies - Panel Participant – July 2003
  6. UW-Madison SOHE Dept of Design Studies – Interior Design III Project Juror – September 2003
  7. UW-Stevens Point Dept of Design Studies – Interior Design II – Panel Participant – September 2003
  8. UW-Madison SOHE Dept of Design Studies – Portfolio Professional Practice - Guest Speaker – August 2004
  9. Frank Lloyd Wright Conservancy – Silent Auction Volunteer – October 2004
  10. Friends of Larry Palm – City of Madison Aldermanic election – Madison, WI – 2005 – 2006
  11. Global Volunteers – Humanitarian Service Program – Ghana, West Africa – June 2005
  12. Milwaukee Home Magazine – Design Competition Juror – 2006 – 2009
  13. Madison Area Builders Association – Trade Show Panel Participant – March 2007
  14. Friends of Larry Palm – City of Madison Aldermanic election – Madison, WI – March 2007 – January 2008
  15. UW-Stevens Point Dept of Design Studies – Mock Student Interviews Participant – April 2008
  16. UW-Madison SOHE Dept of Design Studies – Interior Design I Project Juror – March 2009
  17. UW-Madison SOHE Dept of Design Studies – Interior Design IV Project Juror – May 2009
  18. UW-Madison SOHE Dept of Design Studies – Portfolio Professional Practice - Guest Speaker – July 2009
  19. OPEN – Out Professional Executive Network – Member – 2009 - 2014
  20. Madison Museum of Contemporary Art – Design MMOCA – Panel Participant – May 2010
  21. UW-Madison SOHE Dept of Design Studies - CIDA Accreditation Process – Survey Participant – August 2010
  22. AIA Southwest Wisconsin - Pecha Kucha 20x20 – “Problem Solving” participant speaker – November 2010
  23. Madison Museum of Contemporary Art – Design MMOCA – Gallery Talk presenter – April 2012
  24. Madison Museum of Contemporary Art – Design MMOCA – Gallery Talk presenter – April 2014
  25. AIDS Network ACT Ride – Madison, WI – Volunteer Crew – August 2014
  26. WI Green Building Alliance – 30x30 Nature Challenge for ASID WI Madison Design Community – June 2015
  27. Madison Area Technical College – ID Program – Guest Speaker/Class Project Leader – September 2015
  28. ARCW ACT Ride – Volunteer Ice and Water Crew Chief – July 2016
  29. Madison Area Technical College – ID Program – Guest Speaker/Class Project Leader – September 2016
  30. UW-Madison SOHE Dept of Design Studies – Interior Design IV – Project Feedback Participant – Jan – May 2017
  31. BTC Institute International Forum on Consciousness – Awakening through Our Senses Conference – May 2017

 

Honors/Awards and Publications 

  1. WI Presidential Citation – 1997, 2012
  2. WI Certificate of Appreciation – 2010
  3. ASID National Certificate of Appreciation – 2011
  4. WI Chapter Crystal Star Award - 2012
  5. WI Chapter ASID Design Competition - First Place/Gold Award – 2001, 2006; Silver - 2012
  6. Madison, WI/Milwaukee, WI newspapers/magazines - assorted articles

 

If selected as a chapter leader, what key goals would you set, and how do you believe they would be achieved?

 

Membership growth, leadership development, and further reach into the greater community to inform the public that Design Impacts Lives are the intended key goals of an upcoming tenure if elected.

The use of one’s voice and social media serve as powerful networking tools to continually listen, understand and engage fellow interior designers to maintain and renew and/or begin their membership as professionals. The entire chapter leadership serves as role models for their colleagues. By sharing their stories of how they have personally benefitted from ASID, members come to see even greater value from their membership.

Volunteer members, from presence at a meeting to full-scale commitment, all provide for the greater good and strength of the chapter. By building upon each other’s contributions, each member grows and gains. Chapter leaders, by engaging volunteers and encouraging participation, work with those members who wish to go further in their personal and professional growth to become future chapter leaders.

Reaching further into the greater community uses the same tools as mentioned earlier and is an extension of membership growth. Your experience, expressed in the form of narrative, can foster collaboration and engagement with other local organizations. As we are all connected already, this simply helps others understand how we as interior designers make a difference in people’s lives.

 


 

Melissa Smith, Allied ASID

Professional Development Director  

Melissa has been with the KRS team for four years. After earning her degree in Interior Design and Communications from Mount Mary University, Melissa began her career in sales at KRS. Melissa enjoys working with her friends and helping clients find the best product solutions. Her passion for design and problem solving can be seen through her enthusiasm for commercial flooring.

 

Education:
Mount Mary University – Bachelor of Arts, Interior design and Communications. (2014 Graduate)


Employment:
KRS Inc. – Sales Representative (November 2013 – Present)

 

ASID Activities:
1. Wisconsin Career Day Committee
2. Mount Mary Student Chapter Liaison
3. WI | Design Magazine Committee
4. Communications Committee
5. Student Chair – Fundraising

 

Community/Civic Activities, Other Professional Organizations
1. IIDA – Industry Partner

 

Honors/Awards and Publications
1. ASID WI Top 5 Under 5 Award

 

If selected as a chapter leader, what key goals would you set, and how do you believe they would be achieved?

Work on communication of all events to increase attendance and participation. Ideas to accomplish this are to increase the use of social media and utilize industry partners to enhance word of mouth communication for events. Support the numerous planning committees in every means necessary.


Michelle Kempen, ASID

Communications Director

I graduated from Mount Mary University with my bachelor’s degree of the arts with fine arts minor in December 2011. I have been practicing Interior design since with a focus on corporate, restaurant, and hospitality design and sustainability. In 2013, I was recognized as an Emerging Professional Top 5 under 5. Since then, I became a Wisconsin Registered Interior Designer after passing the NCIDQ examination in 2014. I have a passion for elevating design and believe doing so can be achieved through collaboration across disciplines and experiencing and exploring design everywhere. People spend about 90% of their lives indoors and I choose to affect people by touching the spaces they spend that time in to ensure it is the best experience possible.

 

Education:
Bachelor of the Art from Mount Mary University

 

Employment:
Interior Designer at Kahler Slater

 

ASID Activities:
1. Committee member of the Communications Committee
2.Committee member of the Emerging Professional Committee
3.Liaison to M Magazine

 

Community/Civic Activities, Other Professional Organizations

 

Honors/Awards and Publications
1. Project Profile in Milwaukee Journal Sentinel November 2016
2. Emerging Professionals Top 5 Under 5 Award 2013

 

If selected as a chapter leader, what key goals would you set, and how do you believe they would be achieved?

As a chapter leader, focusing on communications, I would aim to ensure all ASID WI communication is clear and concise. I want to ensure that our messaging about events, opportunities and news is well received by the chapter and not passed by. I want the blast to be informative and drive people to the website. I want to continue to improve the website with up to date information and improve our user experience.


Molly Hooper, Industry Partner of ASID

Financial Director  

Molly Hooper studied Interior Design at Madison College where she discovered her interest in commercial design. The rules and restrictions of commercial design fit well with her no-nonsense, detailed driven approach to life.

Her easy going nature and humor help guide her through any challenges t hat come her way, especially t he hard to please clients! Molly is currently a Workplace  Consultant with Brother Business Interiors. She lives in Lake Mills and enjoys sharing with her husband the adventures that come along with raising four children and a dog.

 

Education:

Interior Design Program, Madison College, Madison, WI

 

Employment:

Creative Business Interiors

 

ASID Activities:
1. Volunteer with Emerging Professionals - April 2016 event at Lake Mills Elementary School

2. Volunteer at ASID Design Excellence Awards Gala - 2016

3. Student Member - 2013-2015

 

Community/Civic Activities, Other Professional Organizations

1. Industry Member Wisconsin chapter IIDA

2. Volunteer - Lake Mills Elementary School

3. Volunteer - St. Francis Xavier Parish

 

Honors/Awards and Publications
Wisconsin Technical Colleges Competitions –

1st place, Commercial Interior Design, 2015

2nd place, Fundamentals of Interior Design & History of Interior Design, 2015

1st place, Fundamentals of Interior Design, 2014

3rd place Residential Interior Design, 2014

 

If selected as a chapter leader, what key goals would you set, and how do you believe they would be achieved?

My goal as Financial Director of the Wisconsin Chapter of ASID would be excellence record keeping with great attention to detail. This is already a daily activity for me as a workplace consultant working in commercial furniture. Accurately tracking costs for clients and keeping them on budget while keeping them happy!