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Linda Truckenmiller Named ASID Illinois Chapter Medalist

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The ASID (American Society of Interior Designers) National Examiners Committee has bestowed a Chapter Medalist Award to Linda Truckenmiller, ASID, of Hinsdale, Ill.-based Truckenmiller Design, Ltd. 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. “Linda being named a Medalist is an incredible honor for our chapter, and I can think of no one who is more deserving than she,” said James Landa, 2007-08 ASID-IL chapter president. “Speaking on behalf of the entire Illinois Chapter, we are extremely proud of Linda. She is not only a consummate professional who is wholly dedicated to her work, but also a tremendous individual bringing great enthusiasm to our field. She has changed lives through her talent and innovative solutions to interior design.” The ASID National Examiners Committee reviewed and judged the submittals 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 last week at The Merchandise Mart in Chicago as James Landa and board members presented Truckenmiller with the Chapter Medalist Award. The award was given during the chapter’s annual membership meeting. “I am both privileged and humbled by this experience,” said Truckenmiller. “I’ve been practicing interior design for 35 years because I love it, and being honored for my work and service is the pinnacle of my career thus far. I’m grateful to my peers, clients and family, who have all enriched my experiences and allowed me to explore ideas and create inspiring interiors.” About Linda Truckenmiller: As a past president of the ASID-IL Chapter, Truckenmiller served as chief elected officer, representing the entire membership and best interests of the chapter. She exercised personal leadership in the motivation of other officers, board members, committee members and staff in order to implement the approved strategic plan for the chapter during her term of office. Truckenmiller facilitated the chapter board in understanding its roles and responsibilities, acted as a spokesperson and inspirational leader, and took an important part in monitoring and evaluating chapter performance and effectiveness. A member of ASID since 1979, Truckenmiller has been practicing interior design for 35 years. She has held several positions with the ASID-IL Chapter, including treasurer, Web chair and co-chair for the ASID Showhouse (Lee and Page Houses). In addition to her roles with ASID, Truckenmiller was a participating designer in the Grace Episcopal Church Hinsdale Showcase House and the ASID-Oak Park/River Forest Infant Welfare Society Showcase House. Truckenmiller also served on numerous committees, and delivers seminars on various design-related topics, such as designing home theaters at the world-famous Merchandise Mart Design Center in Chicago, Ill. As principal of Truckenmiller Design, Ltd. of Hinsdale, Ill., Truckenmiller’s specialties are residential design, new construction and remodeling, vacation homes, window treatments and designing home offices. She received her bachelor of arts in interior design from Iowa State University, and her NCIDQ certificate in 1979. Truckenmiller is a registered interior designer with the state of Illinois. ABOUT THE "FIND A DESIGNER" SERVICE: The Illinois Chapter of the American Society of Interior Designers offers a free, convenient, user-friendly online service that consumers and business professionals can use to search for interior designers throughout the state. Find A Designer, available at www.asidillinois.com, allows site visitors to preview profiles of ASID-IL designers before contacting them for a project interview. The online service includes easy-to-navigate Web pages, more than 75 designer profile pages, and the ability to search by location and designer specialty. Consumers have the ability to review as many designer profiles as they’d like and find out more about each designer, as well as view samples of their work 24 hours a day, 7 days a week at their convenience. 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 1,600 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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