Rachelle Schoessler Lynn now president of ASID
As of October 1, 2013, Rachelle Schoessler Lynn, FASID, CID, LEED AP BD+C, assumed office as president of the American Society of Interior Designers (ASID). A senior associate with MSR and fellow of ASID, Rachelle is a nationally recognized expert and frequent lecturer on sustainable design and workplace issues who has received numerous professional accolades, including being named ASID Minnesota Designer of Distinction. “We are so pleased that Rachelle is part of our team and delighted one of our own is serving as president of an organization devoted to improving the interior design profession,” states MSR principal and head of interiors Traci Engel Lesneski, CID, IIDA, LEED AP BD+C.
The board of directors governs ASID, meeting quarterly to provide strategic direction on the industry and profession, set policy, and act on behalf of the overall membership. “I am honored to serve with this remarkable group—interior design leaders with vast and diverse experience who are deeply committed to ASID and its members. We are anticipating a highly productive and effective year,” explains Rachelle. Describing her outline for the year, she goes on to say, “Laser-focused on pursuing the goals of our strategic plan, we are investing in research, evidence-based programming, and building relationships with our industry partners. Equally important, we are placing a priority on helping members compete in a global marketplace and furthering the discussion about interior design’s impact on the human experience.”
“Rachelle’s dedication to the profession is exemplary,” Traci says. “Her perspective on what the design industry needs to attend to in the coming years is a tremendous asset to ASID.”
The American Society of Interior Designers (ASID) is a community of people—designers, industry representatives, educators, and students—committed to interior design. Through education, knowledge sharing, advocacy, community building, and outreach, the Society strives to advance the interior design profession and, in the process, to demonstrate and celebrate the power of design to positively change people’s lives. Its more than 30,000 members engage in a variety of professional programs and activities through a network of 48 chapters throughout the United States and Canada. Learn more at www.asid.org.