Chapter Elections

Chapter Elections Results

Congratulations to the new members of the 2017-2018 ASID NJ Board of Directors. 

Board of Director Nominations

Celeste Chirichello,  ASID
Celeste Chirichello, ASID

Professional Development Director

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Bruce Heyman, IP Rep for Metropolitan Window Fashions
Bruce Heyman, IP Rep for Metropolitan Window Fashions

Communications Director

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Elliot Laniado, IP Rep for Window Treats
Elliot Laniado, IP Rep for Window Treats

Finance Director

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Celeste Chirichello, ASID

Education

  • Bachelor of Arts, Interior Design, Kean University
  • Master of Arts in Fine Art Education, Kean University

Employment

  • Professor of Interior Design, Brookdale Community College – past 17 years
  • Interior Designer/Design Project Coordinator, Gordon Danieli Designs and the Kaplan Org.

ASID Activities

  • Director of Professional Development, 2010-2011, 2011-2012
  • Cooridnator for several ASID Career Days held at Brookdale Community College
  • Academic Advisor for Student Chapter of ASID for 17 years at BCC

Community/Civic Activities, Other Professional Organizations

  • Developed NCIDQ Exam Workshops

Honors/Awards and Publications

  • IES – John C. Hoffman Award for Excellence, 2005

Candidate Statement

As Director of Professional Development my goals will be to address the educational needs of the Chapter. An informational survey to our members can determine those needs. Some areas I feel would be of interest are preparing for the NCIDQ exam - digital format, software needs for Designers and lighting education. I feel my years as an Interior Design Professor along with my education and experience will assist me in being a strong Director of Professional Development.

Bruce Heyman, IP Rep for Metropolitan Window Fashions

Education

  • Bachelor degree, Economics, University of California, San Diego

Employment

  • Metropolitan Window Fashions, CEO, 2004 – present
  • Fabricland, CEO, 1999 – present

ASID Activities

  • Trade Show
  • Career Days
  • Membership Committee

Community/Civic Activities, Other Professional Organizations

  • Window Covering Association of America, former national President
  • National Federation of Independent Businesses
  • North Plainfield Business Associate, President

Honors/Awards and Publications

  • National Retailer of the Year, DW&C Magazine
  • NJ Family Business of the Year, NJ Monthly
  • WCAA Industry Achievement Award

Candidate Statement

Grow membership through outreach to existing designers and design students. Increase ASID visibility and credibility to the public through communications and public relations.

Elliot Laniado, IP Rep for Window Treats

Education

  • Brooklyn College

Employment

  • Window Treats Inc.
  • Grand Discount House

ASID Activities

  • Fabrication of banner for Trade Show
  • Hosted several meetings at Window Treats showroom
  • Presented “How to avoid drapery nightmares” to ASID NJ membership

Community/Civic Activities, Other Professional Organizations

  • First Aid responder (EMT), 2002 to present
  • Synogogue Committee, 1998 to present, held positions of Treasurer and Secretary

Candidate Statement

As a small business owner for many years, and Treasurer of a non-profit, I will be able to help manage the finances of our ASID NJ chapter.

Valerie Mangan, Allied ASID
Valerie Mangan, Allied ASID

President-Elect

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Valerie Mangan, Allied ASID

Education

  • Bachelors Degree, Interior Design and Art History, Kean University
  • Associates Degree, Brookdale Community College

Employment

  • Valerie Mangan Design, est. 2016, 2016 to present
  • ASPIRE Metro, Freeland Project Manager, present

ASID Activities

  • Blueprint, Chair/Editor, 2016 to present
  • Newletter, co-Chair, 2012-2014

Community/Civic Activities, Other Professional Organizations

  • New York Road Runners, Volunteer
  • Jersey Short Running Club/Special Olympics, Volunteer

Honors/Awards and Publications

  • Design NJ, November/December 2015

Candidate Statement

If selected, it would be my priority to make sure the activities of the Chapter support the mission of the strategic plan. Specifically, I would like to increase awareness of the value of membership by promoting our programs, events, and magazine with consistent and timely communications through a variey of channels. And in turn, encourage members to engage in programs by offering more regional opportunities.

Through strategic partnerships with IPs, I would seek to not only increase awareness of the value of membership, but also increase revenue to the Chapter. 

Lastly, but not least, work closely with marketing and public relations to ensure the message of Design Impacts Life and the value of working with an ASID designer is deliverd to external audiences.