FY2018 Slate of Candidates

We are pleased to announce the election of our Chapter Board in the South Central Chapter for terms beginning October 1, 2017.

The Slate of Candidates, whose term will begin on October 1, 2017, and who will serve a one year term, is:

  • Andrea Cornwell, ASID – President-Elect

The Slate of Candidates, whose terms will begin on October 1, 2017, and who will serve a two year term, are:

  • Lee Hofmann, Industry Partner Representative for Architex International – Communications Director
  • Meridith Ranouil, Allied ASID, CKD – Financial Director
  • Amy Cox, ASID – Professional Development Director

The current Board members whose terms do not expire until September 30, 2018, and therefore, will be continuing until that time, are:

  • Rachel Lantz, ASID – Membership Director
  • Stacey Breezeel, ASID- Director-At-Large

The current President Elect, Lisa Claybrook, ASID will move into the President position for the term October 1, 2017. - September 30, 2018.

Thank you to all who participated in our Election.  Our new board looks forward to working with you all.


CANDIDATE BIOS

Andrea Cornwell, ASID

President – Elect

Education:
Eastern Michigan University – Bachelor of Science in Interior Design; Minor in Marketing. (1980 Graduate, Cum Laude)

Employment:
iSpace, LLC. – Fayetteville, Arkansas  Principal  (2002 – Present)

Wischmeyer I Farnsworth Architects – Fayetteville, Arkansas I Director of Interiors (1996 – 2002)

ASID Activities:
1. 2014-2017 ASID South Central Chapter Design U, Gala, & Annual Meeting Committee Member
2. 2012-2014 ASID South Central Chapter Director at Large
3. 2007-2008 Northwest Arkansas District Chair
4. 2007, 2012, 2014 ASID South Central Chapter Board Strategic Planning Participant
5. 2005-2008 Northwest Arkansas District Chair-Elect, Event Chair, Wine & Design, CASA Chair

Community/Civic Activities, Other Professional Organizations
1. 2016-2017 Northwest Arkansas District Magdalene House Participant
2. 2001-2008 University of Arkansas Interior Design Advisory Council
3. 2007-2008 Northwest Arkansas District Chair
4. 2002 I 2004 Downtown Dickson Enhancement Project, NWA Designer House, Chair

Honors/Awards and Publications
1. 2000, 2007-2016 ASID South Central Chapter Excellence in Design Awards
2. ASID South Central Chapter: Service Awards 2007-2008, 2013-2014, Presidential Citations 2006-2007, 2012-2013, 2013-2014, 2015, 2016
3. 2007-2016 “Best Interior Designer in NWA” award by CitiScapes Readers

If selected as a chapter leader, what key goals would you set, and how do you believe they would be achieved?
It is an honor to be nominated for the ASID South Central Chapter President-Elect position.  With close to thirty-five years of ASID Membership, and having held several chapter and district leadership roles, I have some big shoes to fill! I want to thank everyone that works so hard to make our South Central Chapter as strong as it is today.  I strongly believe in the strength of the ASID Brand.  My goals would include increasing member participation in our chapter activities by focusing on fun, productive and inclusive ways to get involved.


Lee Hofmann, Industry Partner Representative for Architex International

Communications Director

Education:
DISCovering Self and Others, Management Training. 
Sexual Harassment Training for Supervisors
BFA Savanna College of Art and Design, Savannah GA

Employment:
Mid-South Market Manager for Architex International January 2014 – present

National Sales Manager and Account Executive for Pindler & Pindler, Inc. August 1998 – May 2013

ASID Activities:
As a Vendor Rep, I have always participated via Chapter and Event Sponsorship.  I also attend and participate in special events such as Design University/Student Career Day and the Annual Meeting/Gala.

Community/Civic Activities, Other Professional Organizations
Current memberships ASID South Central Chapter, IIDA Delta Regional Chapter and IIDA-TN Chapter.  Past memberships in ASID Atlanta, NEWH Atlanta and Los Angeles, IFDA Atlanta and Northern CA.

If selected as a chapter leader, what key goals would you set, and how do you believe they would be achieved?
Certainly a key goal would be to contribute to the continued growth of the chapter.  Another would be further clarifying and enhancing the perceived value of being an ASID member.  Communicating effectively about what is happening in the industry regionally and nationally. Always acting as a positive liasion between the Chapter Board, Chapter Members, non-members and ASID National while collecting and disseminating information.


Meridith Ranouil, Allied ASID, CKD

Finance Director

Education:
University of Central Arkansas, Bachelor’s of Science in Interior Design

Employment:
MLH Designs, Inc., Owner and Lead Designer

ASID Activities:
1. Director of Communications, ASID South Central Chapter (2016-present)
2. Chair of ASID South Central Chapter Excellence in Design Awards (2013-present)
3. Director of Membership, ASID South Central Chapter (2014-2016)
4. Co-Chair of ASID South Central Chapter Excellence in Design Awards (2009-2012)
5. Member of ASID South Central Chapter’s Wine & Design Committee

Community/Civic Activities, Other Professional Organizations
1. Member of the National Kitchen & Bath Association (2001-present)
2. Arkansas Symphony Orchestra Designer House Committee (2001-2011, 2016)
3. Arkansas Arts Center, Tabriz Design Committee (2003-2009)
4. Susan G Komen Build for the Cure Idea House (2004)

Honors/Awards and Publications
1. ASID South Central Chapter Excellence in Design Awards Residential Ovation Award (2012, 2014)
2. Winner of Regional Design Awards (2003-2016)
3. ASID South Central Chapter Service Award
4. ASID South Central Chapter Presidential Citation

If selected as a chapter leader, what key goals would you set, and how do you believe they would be achieved?
As the Director of Finance, I will strive to serve ASID to the best of my ability.  I will maintain current and accurate information regarding the Chapter’s fiances.  I will conduct this position with honesty and will instill confidence that our Chapter is run in the best interests of our membership.


Amy Cox, ASID

Professional Development Director

Education:
B.S. Interior Design, Harding University

Masters of Business Administrator, Harding University

Employment:
Assistant Professor and Program Director of Interior Design, Harding University

ASID Activities:
1. Member from 2000 to present
2. Harding Student Chapter sponsor 2001-2014
3. Attended Career Day 2004-2009, 2011-2016

Community/Civic Activities, Other Professional Organizations
1. Interior Design Educators Council member 2005-present
2. Participating in the Governors Hope Restored initiative by designing a foster child visitation center in White Co.
3. Board member for MakeDo, a creative ministry non-profit organization

Honors/Awards and Publications
1. 2015 ASID South Central Chapter Educator of the Year Award
2. 2012 ASID South Central Service Award
3. 2001 ASID South Central Service Award

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 I would have the following goals:
Provide members with high quality programs that are relevant and useful to their practice.
Plan successful events that create an environment of camaraderie and support networking.
Create opportunities for student members to gain knowledge, improve their understanding of the profession, and connect them with professional who will mentor and encourage them as they transition into the professional world.