ASID Welcomes Susan Wiggins as Senior Strategic Advisor
IDC CEO Wiggins to Provide Strategic and Operational Expertise in New Role
The American Society of Interior Designers (ASID) today announced that Susan Wiggins, CAE, will serve as its new Senior Strategic Advisor effective January 4, 2016. Wiggins is the current CEO of the Interior Designers of Canada (IDC).
In her new role, Wiggins will provide her expertise to ASID CEO Randy Fiser and the ASID leadership team in implementing the strategic direction of programs and services while improving the organization’s value proposition and impact on the industry and profession. The role will be effective for the next two years.
Wiggins brings over 30 years of administration and management experience and has worked for the interior design profession in Canada for the past 15 years, serving as CEO of IDC since 2010. Prior to her current role, she was the Executive Director of the Association of Registered Interior Designers of Ontario (ARIDO).
“We are thrilled to welcome Susan as Senior Strategic Advisor,” said ASID CEO Randy Fiser. “When I became CEO of ASID almost four years ago, Susan Wiggins was one of the first industry leaders I reached out to. Since then, ASID and IDC have worked together on a number of initiatives to strengthen the interior design profession throughout North America. Most recently, the two organizations partnered to deliver the first Impact Summit, held this past August in Lake Nona, Florida, which brought together leaders from business, government and nonprofit sectors to seek solutions for health and wellness challenges in the built-environment. ASID and IDC have also supported one another on key programming aimed at students and emerging professionals.”
“I’m excited to get to work as Senior Strategic Advisor at ASID,” said Wiggins. “This is a time of growth and opportunity for ASID and for the broader industry, and I can’t wait to work with the ASID leadership team to continue to advance the interior design profession and demonstrate how design is transforming lives. I’m extremely grateful for my time supporting the interior design profession in Canada and I look forward to putting my experience to use at ASID.”
The American Society of Interior Designers (ASID) believes that design transforms lives. ASID serves the full range of the interior design profession and practice through the Society’s programs, networks, and advocacy. We thrive on the strength of cross-functional and interdisciplinary relationships among designers of all specialties, including workplace, healthcare, retail and hospitality, education, institutional, and residential. We lead interior designers in shared conversations around topics that matter: from evidence-based and human-centric design to social responsibility, well-being, and sustainability. We showcase the impact of design on the human experience and the value interior designers provide.
ASID was founded 40 years ago when two organizations became one, but its legacy dates back to the early 1930s. As we celebrate nearly 85 years of industry leadership, we are leading the future of interior design, continuing to integrate the advantages of local connections with national reach, of small firms with big, and of the places we live with the places we work, play, and heal.Learn more at asid.org.