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ASID Illinois Member Suzy Regitz Named Chapter Medalist

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The American Society of Interior Designers (ASID) National Examiners Committee announced that it has bestowed a Chapter Medalist Award to Suzy Regitz, ASID, of Suzy's Interiors. The ASID Chapter Medalist Award is the highest award bestowed by ASID on professional members at the chapter level in recognition of outstanding service and significant contributions to their chapter, the society and the profession as a whole.

“We are deeply honored that Suzy has been selected as a medalist recipient; her continued dedication to our profession is commendable,” said Joan Kaufman, 2009-2010 ASID-IL chapter president. “Speaking on behalf of our Illinois chapter, we are extremely proud of Suzy. She is an outstanding leader and has served our chapter as a well-respected advocate for interior design registration and NCIDQ, and is well-known in the design community.”

The ASID National Examiners Committee reviewed and judged the nominations from chapter members across the country. The esteemed Chapter Medalist Award is granted based on outstanding service to the chapter and the profession of interior design, including community service; significant local, regional or national contributions to the interior design profession, including educational and research contributions; and continued contributions that have enriched the human experience including design innovation, environmental and/or sustainable design, universal design, and authoring articles that advance the interior design field.

ASID Illinois members gathered on September 16, 2010, in the Haworth showroom at The Merchandise Mart in Chicago as Kaufman presented Regitz with the Chapter Medalist Award. The award was given during the chapter’s annual membership meeting and service awards presentation.

“It is a privilege to be recognized for my work and service in the field of interior design. I’ve been practicing interior design for more than four decades; it’s my life’s passion,” said Regitz. “I’m grateful to my family, clients and peers who have been a major factor in my wonderful experiences thus far.”

About Suzy Regitz
Suzy Regitz is a professional member of ASID and has served the Illinois chapter in a variety of roles including service on its board of directors and as its treasurer. She retired from Suzy's Interiors in West Chicago, Ill., in September 2009, which she owned and operated for 44 years. Her firm did residential and contract design, specializing in renovations, home offices and southwest design.

Suzy is a registered interior designer in Illinois and was a member of the Illinois Board of Interior Design Professionals from 2001 until early 2007. She served as the Board's delegate to the National Council for Interior Design Qualification (NCIDQ) in 2005 and 2006. In 2007, she served on the Council of Delegates/Board of Directors Task Force. Her past experience with NCIDQ includes service as an examination juror, master juror and member of the examination validation committee, and as a national director for 2008-2009.


She holds a BFA from the University of Denver in interior design and has taken additional courses at the University of Hawaii and the International Academy of Design in Chicago.

For more information, please contact Joanna Mineau with Page 1 PR at joanna@page1pr.com or 630-468-2653. To learn more about ASID-IL, please visit www.asidillinois.com or call 312-467-5080.


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ABOUT ASID:
The American Society of Interior Designers (ASID) is a community of people—designers, industry representatives, educators and students—committed to interior design. Through education, knowledge sharing, advocacy, community building and outreach, the Society strives to advance the interior design profession and, in the process, to demonstrate and celebrate the power of design to positively change people’s lives. Its more than 40,000 members engage in a variety of professional programs and activities through a network of 48 chapters throughout the United States and Canada. 
www.asid.org

The American Society of Interior Designers - Illinois Chapter (ASID-IL) is a non-profit professional association representing the interests of more than 1,300 Illinois interior designers, students and design industry partner members. Its vision is to be the voice of design in Illinois and to provide information through quality, timely communications, to educate its members and clients, and to expand and to support market expansion. The Chapter is lead by a volunteer board that includes the Chapter's president, president-elect, 5 directors and a student representative.

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