ASID Announces National Honors Recipients for 2019

The American Society of Interior Designers (ASID) has announced the recipients of its 2019 National Honors which recognize outstanding service and contributions made to ASID at the regional chapter level. Nominees are selected through peer nominations, giving ASID chapters the opportunity to award those making an impact on fellow members, students, local communities, and the Society as a whole. Those receiving Honors were selected by the National Honors jury and will be officially recognized at The Leadership Experience: Presented by ASID, July 18-20 in Atlanta.

“ASID’s success and progress is made possible only with the dedication of our members,” notes Randy Fiser, Hon. FASID, ASID CEO. “Through the National Honors, we’re thrilled to acknowledge those designers and industry partners who tirelessly work in their local chapters to prove the powerful impact of design.”

The ASID National Honors comprise three award categories to recognize different components of service: the Industry Partner Merit Award, the Lifetime Membership Award, and the Medalist and Educator Medalist Awards. The National Honors jury who selected the 2019 honorees included Susan Carson, Allied ASID; Barbara Cash, FASID; Grant Gribble, FASID; and Lynn Vogeltanz, ASID.

The 2019 ASID National Honors recipients are:

Industry Partner Merit Award: The Industry Partner (IP) Merit award honors those who have shown outstanding and significant service to their ASID chapters, made contributions that have enhanced the chapter or Society, and who have enriched the human experience through support of the design profession. The IP Merit award is the highest Industry Partner award bestowed by the Society.

Baki Ildiz, Industry Partner Representative, The Creative Touch, Inc. (ASID New Jersey Chapter)

Virginia Guillian, Industry Partner Representative, Lefroy Brooks (ASID New York Metro Chapter)

Jesse Stolow, Industry Partner Representative, Total Window, Inc. (ASID Florida South Chapter)

Lifetime Membership Award: The Lifetime Membership award recognizes and rewards individual members for their special contributions to ASID and the interior design industry. This award is limited to past ASID Society-level chairs and other professional members who meet the eligibility criteria.

Deborah Griffin, BS, MS, FASID, (ASID Tennessee Chapter)

Claudia Shannon, ASID, NCIDQ (ASID South Central Chapter)

Medalist Award: The ASID Medalist award recognizes members and partners who have demonstrated outstanding service to ASID, have provided significant contributions to the interior design profession, and have made significant contributions that have enriched the human experience. This award can be bestowed as Medalist, Honorary Medalist, and Educator Medalist.

Educator Medalist

Farida Gabdrakhmanova, ASID, CID, LEED AP (ASID California Orange County Chapter)

Tamie Glass, ASID (ASID Texas Chapter)

Shundra Harris, ASID, RID (ASID Texas Gulf Coast Chapter)


A. Maris Bernard, ASID, LEED ID+C (ASID Ohio South/Kentucky Chapter)

Cynthia Burnett, ASID (ASID California Los Angeles Chapter)

Adriel Cogdal, ASID, CID, NCIDQ, CAPS (ASID California Orange County Chapter)

Susan Morgan, ASID, NCIDQ, CAPS, LEED AP (ASID Florida South Chapter)

Melissa Moseley, ASID, NCIDQ, CID, LEED AP (ASID Virginia Chapter)

About ASID

The American Society of Interior Designers 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 over 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