New York (June 13, 2020) - AIGA, the professional association for design, is pleased to welcome nine new members to the National Board of Directors. The new Board appointments were effective July 1, 2020.
AIGA’s board is elected by the entire professional-level membership (Trustee-, Design Leader-, and Sustaining-level members) and plays a crucial role in determining the mission of AIGA, ensuring that the organization continues to operate in the best interest of past, present, and future members.
Meet the new members of AIGA’s National Board of Directors:
Lorenzo Gonzalez, Treasurer Elect, Finance Manager - AMXL, Amazon
Manuhuia Barcham, Managing Director, Archetekt
Rumman Chowdhury, Global Lead for Responsible AI, Accenture
Maribeth Kradel-Weitzel, Assistant Provost, Associate Professor and Program Director of MS
Ann Marie Puente, Attorney; Consultant; Adjunct Faculty, Parsons School of Design
Cesar Rivera, Supervisor Visual Information Specialist, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Elise Roy, Accessibility and Inclusion Lead, Google
Art Taylor, President & Chief Executive Officer, BBB Wise Giving Alliance
Frances Yllana, Presidents Council Chair, Experience Director, projekt202
This year’s board slate was selected by the 2020 Board Nominating Committee, co-chaired by Helen Armstrong, Associate Professor of Graphic Design, North Carolina State University and Lisa Babb, Lecturer, School of Industrial Design, Georgia Institute of Technology, and included Roy Austin, Partner, Harris, Wiltshire & Grannis LLP; Graham Engebretsen, Managing Partner, Goods & Services; Oen Michael Hammonds, Design Principal, Employee Experience Design, IBM; Karin Hibma, Founding Partner of : : CRONAN : :; Dian Holton, Deputy Art Director, AARP; and Katrin Loss, Art Director, BestBuy.
The continuing members of AIGA’s National Board of Directors are:
Ashleigh Axios, Incoming President, Chief Experience Officer, &Partners
Terry Marks, Treasurer, Principal, TMarks
Lisa Babb, Lecturer, School of Industrial Design, Georgia Institute of Technology
Christine Taylor, Creative Account Manager, Licensing, Hallmark Cards, Inc.
“We are excited to welcome nine accomplished and dedicated industry leaders to AIGA’s National Board of Directors,” said AIGA Executive Director, Bennie F. Johnson. “The energy and expertise of our Board will help AIGA deepen the impact and value of design across business and industry and strive to change the future of design and work.”
“I’m pleased to join Bennie and Ashleigh in welcoming our new Board members to AIGA and I look forward to working with them on expanding our organization’s mission and strengthening our community,” said Lisa Babb, co-chair of the 2020 Board Nominating Committee, Lecturer, School of Industrial Design, Georgia Institute of Technology.
“Our new National Board members bring a wealth of experience, passion, and diverse perspectives to the Board. I look forward to working with all of them in the coming year,” said AIGA Board President, Ashleigh Axios, Chief Experience Officer, &Partners. “We are dedicated to advancing design as a profession and I know this Board is excited to help our field and community progress.”
Axios continued, “On behalf of the AIGA National Board and membership, I want to extend our thanks and appreciation to the organization’s previous Board members for the valuable time they contributed and their dedication to advancing AIGA’s mission and community. We look forward to continued collaboration.”
The departing members of AIGA’s National Board of Directors are:
Dana Arnett, President, Vice Chairman and Founding Partner, VSA Partners
Helen Armstrong, Associate Professor of Graphic Design, North Carolina State University
Sarah Brooks, Distinguished Designer, IBM Design Program Office
Sara Frisk, Senior Director, Office of Innovation, Salesforce
Richard Hollant, Principal, Strategist, and Design Director, CO:LAB
Marty Maxwell Lane, Associate Professor of Graphic Design, School of Art, University of Arkansas
Jamie Myrold, Vice President, Adobe Design
Andy Rich, Principal and Designer, RICH Brand Creative; Adjunct Professor, University of Houston.
Richard Ting, EVP, Global Chief Experience Officer and Partner, R/GA Ventures
Hugh Weber, Managing Director, The Great Discontent
Forest Young, Global Principal, Wolff Olins
More information about AIGA’s Board of Directors is here.