January 4, 2009
Contact: Alexis Fermanis at 202.721.0220
WASHINGTON, DC—The National Council for Interior Design Qualification, Inc. (NCIDQ) announces its Board of Directors for 2010. The Board, made up primarily of interior designers, ensures NCIDQ’s mission of protecting the health, life safety and welfare of the public by establishing standards of competence in the practice of interior design are upheld.
The NCIDQ Board of Directors is made up of seven interior designers and one public member, each elected by NCIDQ’s Council of Delegates. The Board ensures NCIDQ’s mission of protecting the health, life safety and welfare of the public is upheld. NCIDQ protects the public by establishing standards of competence in interior design and qualifying interior designers through a practice-based examination, which culminates in the NCIDQ Certificate. This credential proves that the individual has met the standards for education, experience and examination and can form the basis for licensure in regulated jurisdictions in North America. Every interior designer on the Board has passed the NCIDQ Examination and earned the NCIDQ Certificate.
The 2010 NCIDQ President is Kimberly Marks, an interior designer from San Antonio, Texas. Patty Blaser, an interior designer from Lincroft, New Jersey, will serve as President-Elect, and Deborah Steinmetz, an interior designer from New Orleans, Louisiana, will serve as Past President. Serving with them are the four interior designers: Kim Ciesynski (Sparks, Nevada), Mary Jane Grigsby (Port St. Lucie, Florida), John Klai (Las Vegas, Nevada) and Laurie McRae (Augusta, Georgia), as well as the Public Member, Cynthia Allen (Alexandria, Virginia).
“Our Board of Directors is the heart of our organization,” says NCIDQ Executive Director Jeffrey F. Kenney. “Their dedication and contribution to our mission of public protection illustrates their commitment to the profession of interior design. We know this year’s Board will be a wonderful asset to the organization and are delighted to work with them all.”
NCIDQ® is an organization of regulatory boards and provincial associations in the United States and Canada whose core purpose is to protect the health, life safety and welfare of the public by establishing standards of competence in the practice of interior design. More information about the organization may be found at www.ncidq.org.
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