IIDA and ASID Illinois Chapters have joined again for a virtual Part III of our CEU approved forum. Learn about the impact that your NCIDQ certification and State registration has on the profession, understand the current Illinois interior design legislation, hear from ASID and IIDA Headquarters on the status of the profession, meet your association Advocacy leaders and ask our panelists your questions to stay informed!
Tom Spanier NCIDQ, IIDA, RID, LEED AP
Principle of TZS Design and former VP of Advocacy IIDA
Attorney and Vice President, Government & Public Affairs for ASID
Bryan J. Soukup, Esq., Vice President of Government and Public Affairs for the American Society of Interior Designers (ASID). He leads the Society’s strategic efforts to advocate for the interior design profession from a legislative, regulatory, and policy perspective before the federal and state governments.Mr. Soukup is a licensed attorney in the District of Columbia and in the Commonwealth of Virginia.
Director of Advocacy and Legislative Affairs at International Interior Design Association
Valerie Jardon, IIDA, LEED AP, Fitwel Ambassador
Senior Strategist at IA Interior Architects and Board Chair, State of Illinois Department of Professional & Financial Regulation
John Cialone, FASID, NCIDQ
Partner at Tom Stringer Design Partners
John Cialone is Partner & Vice President at Tom Stringer Design Partners. John’s projects have been widely published and recognized. John is a Fellow of the American Society of Interior Designers (ASID) and is a member of the Leaders of Design Council (LDC). He is also a member of the 2019-2021 ASID Board of Directors and has held leadership positions, both locally and nationally, for ASID—including ASID Illinois Chapter President.
Susan El-Naggar, ASID, NCIDQ, WELL AP, LEED GA
Principal Interior Designer for Healing Environments, President of the ASID Illinois Chapter and CIDQ Ambassador
Susan El-Naggar ASID, NCIDQ, LEED GA, WELL AP, She is Principal and owner of Healing Environments, an award-winning firm with a focus on human health and wellness in the built environment. She is the current President of ASID IL Chapter. She is a CIDQ Ambassador and also sat as a juror for the NCIDQ exam. She is a registered Interior Designer in Illinois and Indiana.