2018–2019 Elections

 

IDSA's Nominations Committee is pleased to present this slate of candidates for Board of Directors and Districts Committee positions. These volunteer members represent the very best in what being an active IDSA member is all about. Through their work and dedication … and that of many more before them … our Society continuously improves year over year. Thank you to all members who were nominated by peers or offered your time and expertise individually. The Nominations Committee was very intentional this year in the creation of this slate to ensure that the Board of Directors composition will be high-performing and diverse (functionally and culturally) for the upcoming term.

 

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

 

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

 

 

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

Owen Foster, IDSA

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

Chris Parke, IDSA

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

 

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