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Council for Interior Design Qualification (CIDQ) Board of Directors

The CIDQ Board of Directors is the leadership body that sets CIDQ’s strategic direction. With legal accountability and fiduciary responsibility for CIDQ, the Board’s purpose is to establish the goals for the organization and ensure that it has the necessary human and financial resources to achieve them. The Board selects and supports CIDQ’s Chief Executive Officer, who is delegated the authority to lead and manage the organization's affairs on a day-to-day basis.
CIDQ's Board is made up of seven NCIDQ Certified designers and one public member (who is not an interior designer) to serve as the voice of the public. The CEO serves as an ex-officio member of the Board (see staff listing). Nominees for the Board are selected by a nominating committee and elected by CIDQ’s Assembly of Delegates. Board members serve two-year staggered terms beginning each January. The President serves a three-year term, first as President-Elect, then as President, and the third year as Past-President. The Board includes representatives from the group of State and Provincial Regulatory Boards that collectively make up CIDQ’s membership (i.e., Member Boards), as well as other interior designers who reflect the diversity of practice in the field.

If you serve or have served on your jurisdictional Board and have been its representative Delegate or Alternate Delegate, please consider applying for future service to CIDQ. If you have served CIDQ as a committee or task force member or chair, please consider this as a possible next step in your CIDQ volunteer path. Knowledgeable and experienced Board members wanted

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NCIDQ Certificate No. 17709

Jason is a proud Canadian interior design practitioner and advocate, based in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada, and has been in practice for the past 25 years. He has spent his career focused on the belief that you get out what you put into something - and this has driven his passion to volunteer his time to organizations that he believes in. He is currently Principal of IDEATE Design Consulting Inc., a design firm that he began in 2002. Founded on the principle that good design should be accessible to all, IDEATE has continued to honor its mandate around attracting a diverse roster of clients with individual and specialized needs. He is committed to the Education, Examination, and Experience model of professional development and has done all he can to walk it and breathe it, living up to the excellent example set by the mentors that surround him, and working to be the same kind of mentor for those who are coming up all around him.

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NCIDQ Certificate No. 30952

Erin is a Market Leader for Luminaut, with studio locations in Cincinnati and Indianapolis. She leads a creative team focused on educational spaces and places. She attended Ball State University, where she graduated with a double major in both architecture and interior design. After her time at BSU, she traveled to Buffalo, New York for two years to complete her Master of Architecture from The State University of New York at Buffalo. She has since studied abroad in Costa Rica, participating in a sustainable design futures program, with an emphasis on sustainable interiors and inclusive design.

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NCIDQ Certificate No. 23669

Scott is a Senior Designer and workplace design lead for the Charlotte, North Carolina based BB+M Architecture. With nearly 20 years of commercial design experience, Scott has built a portfolio of award winning design work and grown the interior design practice for both regional and nationally recognized design firms. His work and thought leadership have led to numerous publications, speaking engagements, and competition jury selections. He is a strong advocate for the design industry and an active mentor to young designers. A native Virginian, Scott received his Interior Design degree from Virginia Tech and embraced the University motto ‘That I May Serve’ while dedicating himself to the industry.


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NCIDQ Certificate No. 25753

Gretel is the Steelcase Government Team Lead for the Department of Defense in Maryland. She has experience in both public and private sectors in interior design, project management, and leadership. As a thought leader and change agent, she has led diverse groups through innovation, training, and change management. She is known for developing strategic leadership goals and has the skills required to align corporate culture to match. In addition to being a Certified Interior Designer in the state of Maryland, she is a LEED AP in Interior Design and Construction. Her experience over the last 17 years has deepened her passion for people and building data centric designs.

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NCIDQ Certificate No. 32277

Siavash is an interior designer with over a decade of experience in the field. Over the past 11 years he has practiced interior design progressively in a variety of boutique, medium and large multi-disciplinary firms in Montréal with projects spread across North America. Developing an exceptionally diverse portfolio, Siavash has designed high-end residential projects, commercial, retail and corporate work space projects. He has served as the CIDQ delegate for the province of Quebec, as well as an NCIDQ Ambassador since the inception of the program.

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NCIDQ Certificate No. 32368

Carol is a Project Manager at JLL in Minneapolis. She has a broad range of expertise in commercial design and project management. Over the last ten years, she has designed and managed projects for numerous corporate clients across the globe with an emphasis on providing data-driven results. Carol is also an educator and advocate for emerging design professionals as an adjunct professor at the University of Minnesota College of Design. 

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NCIDQ Certificate No. 3244

Beth is a professor and department head of interior design at Mississippi State University. She has been an educator for 25 plus years and has taught more than 800 interior design students. Beth was a member of the board of directors and was president of the Mississippi coalition when legislation was pursued and successfully achieved passage in 2010. Three Mississippi governors have appointed Beth to serve on the Interior Design Advisory Committee under the Mississippi State Board of Architecture. Her legislative experience verifies that the profession of interior design still needs passionate, dedicated, and experienced individuals to lead, guide, and protect the competency of the practice, education, and examination of interior designers.

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Beth has worked in key executive management positions in dynamic, high-visibility, resource-constrained environments that included NGOs, professional associations, the American National Standards Institute (ANSI), government agencies, hospitals, workforce investment boards, and the private sector. Before launching her consulting firm, Holst and Associates, LLC, Beth focused her efforts on creating scalable strategies and business plans that increase capacity and effectiveness of organizations. Beth was valued for her knowledge and experience pertaining to the creation, marketing, and sustainability of credentials as the Public Member of the NCIDQ Board in 2006-2007.

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