Dear ASFD Members,
It is with great pride that I assume the role of President of the American Society of Furniture Designers. I joined the board in 2009 and have served on the Executive Committee for the past 3 years. I have learned a great deal from my predecessors; first under the tutelage of Steve Hodges, then Dudley Moore, John Conrad and lastly Rick Schroeder, who is passing the torch and will serve as our Chairman.
The growth of our organization is instantly recognizable and we have broadened our reach to a host of new members including educators, industry specialists, professional designers and makers. We are most proud of the tremendous growth of our student membership. After all, it’s all about the next generation of designers and young professionals set to enter our industry.
We represent the most accomplished and up-and-coming furniture designers in the world. While our focus is domestic, our reach is global. We have so much in the pipeline and as we celebrate our 20th Anniversary, we reflect on how the organization and the industry have evolved. We are optimistic about what the future has in store for ASFD.
My peers who operate our Board of Directors share my passion for great design and the important and often unspoken role furniture designers play in the industry. My goal as President is to keep the momentum going and help launch new initiatives, all the while focusing on the core components of our organization.
I am humbled and honored to move into this new role.