AIGA DC wouldn’t exist without the power of the volunteer board members that came before us. We’re grateful for their time, sweat, and years devoted to advancing the design industry in the Washington, DC area.

2019 – 2020
2018 – 2019
2017 – 2018
2016 – 2017
Complete(ish) Chapter Leader History


 

2019 – 2020

Kimberly Arias, President
Chris Montwill, Vice President

Bic Vu, Slack Community Chair
Cass Olson, Programming Director
Catrell Thomas, Development Chair
Chanel James, Women Lead Chair
Claire Blaustein, Communications Director
David Ramos, Education Director
Dian Holton, Strategic Initiatives Director
Eric Johnsen, Communications Chair & Secretary
Erin McNally, Operations Director & Treasurer
Jelena Schulz, Membership Chair
Lara Noel Key, Membership & Community Director
Laura Guzman Aguilar, DCF Chair
Leon Lawrence III, Design for Good Chair
Liz Rose Chmela, DC Design Week Chair
Mary Corley, Volunteer Chair
Meghan Lazier, DotGovDesign Chair
Melanie Charlton, Mentoring Chair
Nick Fabiani, Digital Content Chair
Puneet Kaur, Awards Chair
Raksa Yin, EMERGE Chair
Rebecca Perez, Salons Chair
Rebecca Price, Social Media Chair
Sharon Duke, Professional Development Chair
TJ Cichecki, Marketing Chair

2018 – 2019

Kimberly Arias, President
Chris Montwill, Vice President

Bic Vu, Design for Democracy Chair
Cass Olson, Programming Director
Catrell Thomas, Development Chair
Chanel James, Programming Coordinator
Claire Blaustein, Communications Director
David Ramos, Education Director
Dian Holton, Strategic Initiatives Director
Eric Johnsen, Communications Coordinator & Secretary
Erin McNally, Operations Director & Treasurer
Freeman Robinson, Awards Chair
Haydee Gusler, Tech Chair
Jelena Schulz, Membership Coordinator
Katerina Martchouk , Women Lead Chair
Lara Noel Key, Membership & Community Director
Laura Guzman Aguilar, DCF Chair
Leon Lawrence III, Design for Good Chair
Liz Rose Chmela, DC Design Week Chair
Mariana Bellot-Flores, Social Media Chair
Mary Corley, Membership Coordinator
Meghan Lazier, DotGovDesign Chair
Melanie Charlton, Mentoring Chair
Nick Fabiani, Communications Coordinator
Puneet Kaur, Programming Coordinator
Raksa Yin, EMERGE Chair
Rebecca Perez, Salons Chair
Sharon Duke, Professional Development Chair
TJ Cichecki, Development Chair

2017 – 2018

Rica Rosario, President
Kimberly Steimel Howard, VP, Marketing & Communications
Steve Fultz, VP, Tech + Treasurer

Claire Blaustein, Marketing & Communications Coordinator
Dan Rader, DCDW Chair
Dian Holton, DCF and D&I Director
Freeman Robinson, Programming Coordinator
Haydee Gusler, Marketing & Communications Coordinator
Jelena Schulz, Membership Coordinator
Jenn Low, Programming Coordinator
Katerina Martchouk, Women Lead Chair
Kimberly Arias, Strategy Director
Lara Noel Key, AIGA 50 Chair
Libby Bawcombe, Editor
Maeg Keane, Fellow Award Chair
Mary Corley, Membership Coordinator
Raksa Yin, EMERGE Chair
Rebecca Perez, Design for Good Chair
Sam Adaramola, Programming Coordinator
Stephanie Reimers, Professional Development Chair
TJ Cichecki, Development Chair

2016 – 2017

Rica Rosario, President
Kimberly Steimel-Howard, VP, Strategy & Communications
Steve Fultz, Vice President

Ambica Prakash, Education Director
Blake Wilton, Special Events Chair
Casey Cavanagh, Communications Chair
Cass Hanlon, Programming Coordinator
Dan Rader, DCDW Chair
Dian Holton, Diversity & Continuum Fund Director
Katerina Martchouk, Women’s Leadership Chair
Katie Crowell, Salon Coordinator
Kimberly Arias, Programming Director
Lara Noel Key, Programming Coordinator, AIGA 50 (Advance)
Lauren Emeritz, Special Events Chair
Libby Bawcombe, Blog Coordinator
Maeg Keane, Programming Coordinator, Fellow Award
Raksa Yin, Programming Coordinator & Secretary
Rebecca Perez, Social Change Chair
Ryyan Joye, Membership Director
Stephanie Orudiakumo, Programming Coordinator
Stephanie Reimers, Education Coordinator
TJ Cichecki, Programming Coordinator
Travis Boatright, Mentoring Chair


AIGA DC Chapter Leaders

A (incomplete) history of members of the AIGA DC Board of Directors

First NameLast NameServed as PresidentStart YearEnd Year
DavidFranekPast President19901992
MarthaLeone19951996
MiuEng19951997
LisaCatalone-Castro19961998
VirginiaIbarra19971998
MaureenAleman19982000
GeretteBraunsdorfPast President19992000
TameraLawrencePast President19982000
SamSheltonPast President2001
CaesarChaves20002001
JaneDeBruijn20002001
IanDelmonte20002001
MichaelHilkerPast President20002001
JenniferHoward20002001
JudyKirpich20002001
JenniferKolansky20002001
DonnaLomangino20002001
RobertMcVearry20002001
HienNguyen20002001
BethSinger20002001
HannahSmotrich20002001
Ann MarieTernullo20002001
MelissaWilets20002001
KateRader20002001
JoseCarreon20012002
TimConnor20002002
JimDarling20012002
EricGoetz20012002
EileenKessler20002002
NatashaOrtiz Fortier20012002
AmandaOtter20002002
KarenPolesky20012002
AndreStringer20012002
RebeccaWhitener20012002
DanielBanksPast President20012003
MeganDubbs20012003
DeborahSauri20012003
AnjeanetteAgro20022004
ScotAngus20032004
GarrettCruce20022004
SusanHoffmeyer20012004
PatrickHunt20022004
TerraLiddell20002004
GregWells20012004
DavidWiseman20032004
EmilyCarrPast President20022005
AndrewCourtney20032005
TimCripps20042005
LeighGeorge20032005
JulianKiganda20032005
AlysiaOrrel20042005
DavidPanarelli20042005
PatrickSpearnock20042005
WillWeems20042005
KarenBeach20042006
TonyFletcher20042006
TamikaJohnson20022006
DanielKohan20042006
AndrewLadson20042006
RenuPavate20042006
MaggieWest20042006
MiraAzarmPast President20042007
AileenDelgado20052007
JamesHobbs20062007
AlexanderHsiao20042007
RosslynKasman20052007
AnneKerns20052007
ErinSkurdal20062007
MatthewWinters20052007
JakeCheney20072008
LeighCullen20062008
LeeFerrell20072008
JesseGordon20072008
ErinGreene20072008
PatriciaJo20052008
StevenJoswick20052008
AlyssaMartin20072008
KerriSarembock20072008
DonaldWhelan20062008
MilaArrisueño20052009
KristaBrocenos20072009
KristanButler20072009
ShikhaSavdas20072009
JillSpaethPast President20062009
AllisonBucchere20082010
WilliamCandela20092010
FrulwinnCollick20082010
MatthewMowczko20082010
CatherineNichols20072010
JenniferOliver20052010
CarolynBelefski20072011
DaynaElefant20102011
AshleyGilmore20092011
GenjiLawson20092011
LizOttPast President20082011
DebraWoodfork20072011
BetsyMartin20102011
LinaAlmansa20092012
JanetBell20112012
JuanBotero20092012
GregEckler20112012
GregKihlström20112012
K. BisolaMomoh20112012
JenniferParker20112012
ErinRitch20102012
LindseySmith20102012
TomasSnoreck20112012
RoyWilhelm20092012
CeciliaCortés-Earle20122013
AnthonyDihlePast President20092013
AnitaEradla20122013
AynRoberts20122013
CarolynSewell20122013
MollieBates20102014
TeodoraBlindu20122014
DanielleKunitz20122014
KateNesmith20132014
NevineYounes20132014
AshleighAxiosPast President20112015
LaurenEmeritz20122015
SteveFultz20142015
NathanHill20112015
SarahJamison20132015
RyyanJoye20142015
ScottKirkwood20132015
AmbicaPrakash20122015
RicaRosarioPast President20122015
KimberlySteimel-Howard20102015
SarahTanner20132015
PascaleVonier20142015
KatherineWarminsky20142015
BlakeWilton20132015
TravisBoatright20152016
CaseyCavanagh20152016
StephanieOrudiakumo20152016
SamuelAdaramola20172017
KatieCrowell20162017
LibbyBawcombe20162018
MaegKeane20162018
JenniferLow20172018
DanRader20152018
StephanieReimers20162018
KaterinaMartchouk20152019
MarianaBellot-Flores20182019
HaydeeGusler20172019
FreemanRobinson20172019
KimberlyAriasPast President20142020
TJCichecki20142020
ChrisMontwill20172020
BicVu20172020
CatrellThomas20182020
ChanelJames20182020
ErinMcNally20182020
JelenaSchulz20172020
LaraKey20162020
LauraGuzman Aguilar20182020
MaryCorley20172020
MeghanLazier20182020
MelanieCharlton20182020
SharonDuke20182020

If you see a name is missing, please let us know and we’ll update our records.