Join ASID executive vice president and chief executive officer Randy Fiser as he talks all things ASID. This session will cover everything you want to know about getting involved with ASID and leveraging it to your professional benefit. You will learn about the many resources available to you whether you are a new member, longstanding member or considering membership. In addition, you will find out how ASID benefits the designer and the client, how you can realize the full potential of membership, and where ASID is helping shape the future of design. We'll answer your questions on where to start in getting to know about - and becoming involved in-ASID. Widely recognized as the voice of the design industry, ASID and its success depends on your participation and input. Members and non-members should attend this session.
Randy Fiser, Executive Vice President/CEO, American Society of Interior Designers
Randy Fiser leads the American Society of Interior Designers (ASID) as Executive Vice President and CEO, overseeing the Society’s strategic planning, financial management and national operations. He has dedicated his career to advancing community and economic development and brings to his role a unique point of view about the capacity of design to make a positive impact on human health, well-being and productivity.
Prior to joining ASID in 2012, Fiser served as the Vice President for Management, Finance and Operations for Achieve, Inc. He has also worked as vice president of strategy for the Fannie Mae Foundation, senior advisor at the Make it Right Foundation, and senior associate at Booz Allen Hamilton.
Fiser has an MBA in international business from Georgetown University, a Master of Arts in counseling and human development from University of Georgia, and a Bachelor of Arts in human resource management from Northern Arizona University.
Michela O'Connor Abrams
Michela O’Connor Abrams is President of Dwell Media, the award-winning media company founded in 2000 by Lara Deam. Michela’s ten years of leadership at Dwell has led to General Excellence at the National Magazine Awards, finalist in the corporate category for the prestigious National Design Awards, and National recognition for both circulation growth and newsstand sales. In 2005, she conceived and launched Dwell on Design, the largest design show on the West Coast hosting 25,000 design professionals and enthusiasts in 2011. She has led the development and growth of Dwell Media’s digital platforms including web, mobile, and tablet products which were recently recognized as “#1 Most Innovative” in Affinity Research’s August 2011 survey. Ms. O'Connor Abrams herself was honored with EWIP’s prestigious 2012 “Exceptional Woman in Publishing Award” bestowed upon women leading and innovating in media, a few past recipients include Gloria Steinem, Maria Rodale, Lynn Povich, and Eleanor Clift. In 2005 Michela was honored by Media Industry News as their “Sales Leader of the Year.” In 2011 she was an honored Alumni of the Year by her alma mater Cal Poly in San Luis Obispo for the School of Liberal Arts. Michela is a former President of the Board of Goodweave, Chairman of Home & Gift for Project Angel Food’s Divine Design and sits on the boards of MPA’s Independent Magazine Advisory Group and Linguastat, while also serving on the Board of Trustees for the Marin Horizon School. She is a sought-after speaker on leadership, media, design, and business and is always excited to spread her passion for good design and business innovation with others. She will be a returning speaker at Yale this summer for its prestigious Yale Publishing Course geared to mid-level executives. Ms. O’Connor Abrams lives in Mill Valley, California with her husband Alan, a wine entrepreneur, and their thirteen year old daughter, Taylor.