Throughout my professional design career, I was fortunate to have worked in several different cities, for a wide range of clients, and with some very skilled people. I consider myself lucky to have had the opportunity to give back to AIGA, and the design community, through the volunteer leadership roles I held for a total of 9 years.
Chapter Advisory Council, Jun 2014 – Jun 2016
Founded in 1914, AIGA is the oldest and largest professional membership organization for design. Today, AIGA is the professional association for design, with the mission to advance design as a professional craft, strategic advantage, and vital cultural force. AIGA now represents over 25,000 designers nationwide through 70 chapters. After serving on the AIGA Charlotte Board of Directors as President, I was humbled and honored to serve on the national Chapter Advisory Council for a 2 year term. As one of six CAC members, I helped support and advise our Alaska, Colorado, Honolulu, Los Angeles, Orange County, Portland, Salt Lake City, San Diego, San Francisco, Santa Barbara, and Seattle chapters of AIGA.
President, Jun 2012 – Jun 2014
Membership Director, Oct 2011 – May 2014
Organized in 2000, AIGA Charlotte is an affiliate chapter of AIGA, the professional association for design. I joined the Board of Directors as Membership Director for 1 year and served as President of AIGA Charlotte for 2 years. With the help and support of my fellow volunteer board members; I was most proud of successfully reorganizing our chapter board structure; adjusting how we conducted our board meetings; creating a new strategy in how we offered event programming; developing a new philosophy in how engaged with our local design community and our local chapters members; and re-establishing our chapter Advisory Board to help support and advise our Board of Directors.
Advisory Board, Jan 2015 – Dec 2019
AIGA Charlotte is a very active and lively chapter of AIGA. The chapter supports a vibrant design community in Charlotte and a long list of local AIGA members in the Queen City. After rolling off of my 2 year term as chapter President, I joined our chapter’s Advisory Board and enjoyed the opportunity to voluntarily continue to support the AIGA Charlotte chapter. It was an honor to be an Advisory Board member for 5 years, which is comprised of several past Board of Directors, seasoned design professionals, and higher education design instructors.