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Chapter Committees

ASID NJ is always looking for volunteers to assist with chapter activities. Below is a list of committees and their job descriptions. If you are interested in volunteering, please contact the respective chair. If you are interested in chairing a committee, please contact the Chapter Administrator for more information.

Committees

CEUs
Chapter Awards
Community Service
Design Excellence Awards
Emerging Professionals
IP Steering
Leadership Development
Legislative
Marketing
Membership Development
NCIDQ
Newsletter
Nominating
Procedures
Program
Strategic Planning
Student Affairs
Technology
Trade Show
Web Site

COMMITTEES

CEU

Researches and organizes continuing education courses twice a year in conjunction with the Program and Trade Show Committees. All courses must have IDCEC accreditation. Contact Taryn Poole, Allied ASID

Chapter Awards

Oversees honorary chapter awards and submits National Awards for the ASID NJ Chapter. Chair Mary Sferra, ASID.

Community Service

Researches community service projects that encourage Chapter participation. Contact Iris Houlihan for more information. 

Design Excellence Awards

Organizes a design competition open to all Chapter practitioners. Organizes the awards dinner. Chair Beth Insabella Walsh, ASID 

Emerging Professionals

Provides outreach to newly advanced Allied members. Chair Michelle Petriello, IP Rep

Leadership Development

Plans events designed to offer members the essential tools that will prepare them for leadership roles within the chapter and in their lives. Chair Karen Topjian, ASID

IP Steering

Develops networking and business opportunities among Industry Partners and designers. Works with Student Affairs Committee to conduct Jay Slack Industry Partner Memorial Scholarship. Contact co-chair Rebecca Smith, IP Rep or co-chair Chris Farra, IP Rep

Legislative Affairs

Informs members of legal, ethical and legislative activities relating to the field Interior Design in NJ. Acts as liaison to the NJ Coalition for Interior Design Legislation. Contact Diane Gote, FASID, CID​

Marketing

Promotes the branding of ASID NJ in New Jersey internally and to the public. Chair Terri Fiori, Allied ASID

Membership Development

Encourages growth of membership in ASID NJ. Chair Tracey Taylor, Allied ASID

NCIDQ

Promotes the NCIDQ to Allied members and provides guidance and access to preparation materials. Chair Donna Domenicali, ASID

Newsletter - BLUEPRINT

Organizes and researches topics to inform and educate all members about ASID activities and subjects pertinent to the field of Interior Design. Publication is distributed quarterly both by mail and on the Chapter website. Contact the editor Valerie Mangan, Allied ASID

Nominating

Formulates and recommends slates of candidates for ASID NJ Board positions. Contact chair Jana Manning, ASID

Procedures

Develops Chapter Procedures in conjunction with National Bylaws and Policies. It is inactive this year.

Programs 

Develops and organizes program meetings for the general membership throughout the year. Chair Laura Bufaino, Allied ASID

Strategic Planning

Chaired by the President elect, members review and update the Strategic Plan to meet the goals and budget for the next three years. Contact President-elect Denise Jones, ASID

Student Affairs

Maintains the lines of communication between ASID NJ with the faculty advisor and our student members at their respective schools and encourages participation in Chapter activities and events. Organizes Student Leadership Day in the fall. Organizes annual Student Career Day in the spring. Conducts Paul Gutkin Design competition. Promotes Jay Slack Industry Partner Memorial Scholarship. Promotes ASID National Real World Design Week. Chair Jodi Heimowitz, Allied ASID

Technology

Reviews the latest market technology and makes recommendations to the Chapter Administrator, Board, and Committees on which programs and software will aid ASID NJ to stay current and maintain maximum technological efficiency. Produces monthly Tech Talk webinars. Chair Remya Warrior, Associate ASID

Trade Show

Organizes annual Trade Show for Industry Partners to exhibit products and services for designers and students. CEU(s) offered for practitioners. Chair Denise Jones, ASID, co-Chair Manie Fahey, IP Rep.

Web Site

Oversees the development and updating of the NJ Chapter website. Contact the administrator: administrator@nj.asid.org

Get Involved Nationally

ASID relies on the commitment and dedication of its member volunteers to keep the Society's programs vital to and inform future projects. The following is a current listing of the Society's committees, councils and task forces. For information on leadership opportunities, email chapters@asid.org.

List of Committees, Councils & Task Forces

Chapter Support Team

Emerging Professionals Advisory Council

Ethics Committee

Legislative and Codes Advisory Council

National Examiners Committee

Student Advisory Council