WiD-KC’s 2013-2014 Committees
In addition to the 4 board members, Women in Design – Kansas City consists of 5 committees, each lead by a dedicated member of the organization: Membership, Programs, Communication, History and Sponsorship. Each committee has an important role and contribution to WiD-KC. The committees meets at regular intervals throughout the year to discuss and plan events and maintain open communication. All of the committees are open to all WiD-KC members. New and current members are always encouraged to get involved in committees to help shape the future of WiD-KC.
Terren Hall | email@example.com
Terren Hall joins WiD- KC as the Membership Chair for the 2012-2013 Program Year. Terren graduated from the University of Kansas with a Bachelor of Architecture in 2007, and a Masters of Architectural Management in 2009. She is a member of the AIA KC Pillars Leadership Program Class for 2011-2012. She currently works at Black and Veatch in the Federal Division.
The Membership Committee is an integral part of the growth of our organization. Membership acts as the face of WiD-KC to new and current members, recruits and follows up with new members and connects them to their interests within the organization. Another crucial part of WiD-KC, part of our mission statement, is creating and providing a culture of Mentorship. WiD-KC has developed two Mentorship Programs that are part of the Membership committee’s responsibility: Mentor/Mentee match and Day of Shadowing. Membership’s main goal is to grow and stregthen the organization and aid in empowering women within the design community through involvement and mentorship.
Amanda Scott | firstname.lastname@example.org
Amanda continues again this year as WiD-KC’s Program Committee Chair. Amanda graduated from Metro State College of Denver with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Speech Communication and a minor in Marketing. She currently works as an outside sales person for Key Lighting.
Jennifer Wade | email@example.com
The Programs Committee is responsible for the development of events that reach a multi-disciplinary appeal within the design community. All events planned are to support the annual theme and goals of the WiD-KC organization. Such events range from round table discussions, construction/building tours, educational panels and presentations. The Programs Committee organizes every detail of an event from idea development, recruiting volunteers, fundraising, collecting donations, promotion, and event logistics. They can pull members from other areas of the organization to help with task-oriented need. This committee works hard, while having fun making an impact within our professional community.
Hannah Grbavac | firstname.lastname@example.org
Hannah graduation from Oregon State University with a degree in Interior Design in 2010. She worked in Portland, Oregon for a small firm and ventured to Kansas City. She currently works at Twigs Interiors LLC.
The Communication Committee is responsible for Web and e-mail communications with the WiD-KC membership. They maintain the WiD-KC brand and ensure that all web and email communications are consistent and professional. This committee creates and distributes the monthly E-Newsletter and maintains the WiD-KC website. They also maintain open communication with all of the committees assist in creating promotional flyers for events and ensure all news and events are published on the website. The Communication Committee is responsible for staying in contact with the AIA and other professional organizations to stay up-to-date on industry events.
Julie Ray | email@example.com
Julie graduated in 2010 from Northwest Missouri State University with a Public Relations degree. She currently is a Junior Account Executive at Gragg Advertising.
The Social Media Chair will be overseeing all of WiD-KC’s Social Media outlets including Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn. Be sure to “like” us, “follow” us and “share” with us to stay current and be part of the ongoing professional dialogue.
Lindsay Nencheck | firstname.lastname@example.org
The WiD-KC History Committee is dedicated to not only telling the story of past and present women practitioners in Kansas City but to share this collective experience in a way that informs those who are seeking to set their own paths in the profession. We host events like the Historic Trolley Tours and Story Quilt to inform and share in camaraderie with one another. Our research and its outcomes, including the Living History Profiles, create new content that gives a face and a name to our ever-growing design community.
Staci Chivetta| email@example.com
Staci Reed will continue this year as WiD-KC’s Sponsorship Committee Chair. Staci graduated from Kansas State University with a Master’s degree in Interior Architecture and Product Design in 2010. She is currently a Workplace Solutions Consultant for Scott Rice Office Works, the local Steelcase dealer.
The responsibility of the Sponsorship Committee Chair is to create attractive benefits and marketing opportunities that catch the attention of potential sponsors. These benefits and marketing opportunities should assist in obtaining, thanking and promoting sponsors for annual general operating costs and one-time event specific costs through the year. It is also the responsibility of the Committee Chair to recruit 3 or more active committee members to assist in the duties of the Sponsorship Committee. The goals of the Sponsorship Committee include raising more funds than the previous year for the operation and growth of the organization.