President’s Message

Letter from ASID Illinois President

“I am honored to have the opportunity to serve as your 2017-2018 ASID-IL Chapter President. I joined ASID thirteen years ago, and during that time I saw few members who looked like me. I am proud to be a part of an organization that recognizes the importance of diversity and inclusion. ASID is growing by leaps and bounds, to remain relevant today and long into the future.

As your Chapter President, my plan is to remain focused on the ASID National’s 2017-2020 5 Strategic Pillars:

1. Design Impacts Life

2. Living the Brand

3. Communication

4. Diversity and Inclusion

5. Alternate Revenue Streams

The importance of the Strategic Pillars cannot be overemphasized, as they are an established collective vision for the future of ASID.

I am excited to kick off this new year with an energetic start, and with a distinctive Board of Directors. We will implement the 5 pillars in everything we do throughout the year.

For those of you who are new to the Chapter - Welcome! My challenge to each of you is to take the initiative, to grow personally and professionally by getting involved. I ask that you volunteer, join a peer group, become a committee member, take CEU sessions, and attend our events. I am looking forward to meeting, greeting and working alongside each of you in the days, weeks, and months to come.

I encourage you to provide feedback and connect with me anytime at Together we will continue to grow, and to make ASID-IL Chapter the BEST!

I look forward to an AMAZING year. See you around!

Cynthia C. Smith, Allied ASID

ASID Illinois Chapter President 2017-2018