2018–2019 Election Results

 

IDSA is pleased to present the newest members of our Board of Directors and District Chapter Representatives. These individuals are all uniquely qualified in their own right and many have already dedicated so much of their time to the betterment of our organization. We are delighted to have their continued support and talents on our team. Participating in our organization at this level is an outward symbol of dedication and commitment that represents the very best in what being an IDSA member is all about. Through their work and dedication, our Society continuously improves year over year. 

 

Chair-Elect 

The Chair-Elect’s role is to prepare for tenure as Board Chair. The Chair-Elect automatically assumes the role of Board Chair after serving as Chair-Elect. This individual plays an active role on the Board and Executive Committee while preparing for the highest volunteer leadership position within IDSA.

 

Qin Li, IDSA
Vice President of Design
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Education Director

The Education Director ensures members’ educational needs are met, by working with the Education Council and serving as its Chair through conferences such as the IDSA Education Symposium, IDSA District Design Conferences and professional development offerings.

Raja Schaar, IDSA
Assistant Professor of Product Design
Drexel University

 

 

Section Director

The Section Director promotes, monitors and nurtures sections and represents their interests on the Board of Directors. This role also cultivates opportunities for relationships among chapters, sections and educators.

Ed Dorsa, L/IDSA
Former Associate Professor Emeritus of Industrial Design
Virginia Tech

 

At-Large Director (Conferences)

Specifically for the 2018-2019 term, the At-Large Director will be given a conference-related portfolio. He/she will support the International Design Conference Task Force as it develops recommendations for growing the program. Additionally, responsibilities within the portfolio include helping to brand, differentiate and advance all IDSA conferences. This role is not expected to “Chair” or be the primary individual directly planning IDSA conferences.

Jason Belaire, IDSA
Founder/Principal
Belworld Creative, Inc.

 

Northeast District Chapter Representative

District Chapter Representatives are responsible for working directly with the professional chapters and communities within their district. Each will focus on fostering the growth of chapters in their region, mentoring chapter officers, creating connections among chapters and engaging members who live "in between" chapters. This position sits on the Districts Committee, chaired by the Chapter Director on IDSA's Board.

Vijay Chakravarthy, IDSA
Lead Service Designer
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Central District Chapter Representative

District Chapter Representatives are responsible for working directly with the professional chapters and communities within their district. Each will focus on fostering the growth of chapters in their region, mentoring chapter officers, creating connections among chapters and engaging members who live "in between" chapters. This position sits on the Districts Committee, chaired by the Chapter Director on IDSA's Board.

Chris Brown, IDSA
Senior Business Developer
Design Central