The ASID Texas Chapter Member Awards recognize those who have provided exemplary volunteer service to the chapter. Each of the awards is named after an individual who has exuded the characteristics all of us should admire and strive to emulate. They both left a legacy behind, setting the bar for us all to reach for in our own dedication to the interior design industry through the Texas Chapter of ASID.
On the evening of Friday, August 4, 2023, during the ASID Texas Chapter Celebrating Design Texas Awards Gala, the following members were recognized for their service to the chapter by winning 2023 Texas Chapter Member Awards:
THE KATHY HAMMOND INDUSTRY PARTNER AWARD
Kathy Hammond was praised for her commitment to professionalism, keen sense of style, and eagerness to support the community. She consistently stepped up to the plate, always willing and eager to contribute where the need arose. This award is for an Industry Partner Representative who has continually and enthusiastically supported the Texas Chapter through their contribution of time, energy, materials, and resources.
- Amy Mints, ASID Industry Partner Representative with Interior & Textile Solutions (Fort Worth) | As the Fort Worth Design Community Chair, active Industry Partner, past booth volunteer for Dallas Build Expo, past chapter Industry Partner Liaison, and a champion of supporting the Texas Chapter as a whole, Amy’s dedication and determination for the future of Fort Worth and that of the Texas Chapter as a whole should be celebrated. She took over the Fort Worth Design Community Chair role mid-season and will continue to step up and lead into the following Leadership Year 2023-2024.
THE ROBERT PRESTON HENRY PRACTITIONER AWARDS
Serving as ASID Texas Chapter president from 1993-1994, Robert Preston Henry actively promoted the profession he loved so much through a vibrant career spanning 60 years of dedication. He cultivated a love for interior design and was devoted to ASID. Practitioners nominated for one of these three awards radiate the same vibrant eagerness to support the chapter through volunteerism and commitment to peers, events and the chapter as a whole.
On the Rise Legacy Award
This individual is still immersed in their interior design studies while being plugged in and eager to volunteer time and energy at the student level, encouraging peers and fellow members alike to further advance the interior design profession, the chapter, and ASID.
- Michele Traylor, Student ASID (Dallas) | Michele was nominated by her supportive instructor and future Texas Chapter President, Veronica Sanders, Allied ASID, for this role. She accepted, stepped up, attended one-on-one training with Laura McDonald Stewart, FASID on a weekend and has taken on the Texas Chapter Magazine Chair position as a student in her senior year! She has helped to keep us on schedule by reaching out to contacts and our publishers with deadline reminders and follow-up correspondence. Michele has been an active participant in local events for the Dallas Design Community, as attending all of the Emerging Professional events to date. We would like to celebrate her contributions to the Texas Chapter as a whole for her many hours of help with Design Texas Magazine and our attendance in almost all of the board meetings/conference calls.
Emerging Legacy Award
This practitioner is relatively new to ASID but is supporting the chapter with lots of time and energy, all with a fresh outlook and positive attitude.
- Brittany Rice, Allied ASID (Lubbock) & Paije Holliman, Allied ASID (Lubbock) | As the West Texas Design Community Chair and Financial Chairs, respectively, for this 2022-2023 Leadership Year, both Brittany and Paije have been passionate about reviving the newly re-established design community. This year they have been focusing on getting trained, learning the ins and outs of the board, bylaws, Texas Chapter policies and procedures and have big ideas for the future of Lubbock and the surrounding areas. We cannot wait to see what they do and know they have a bright future ahead within the Texas Chapter!
Longevity Legacy Award
This individual has graced the ASID Texas Chapter with support, time and energy for six or more years of consecutive membership.
- Corey Davey, ASID, RID (Dallas) | Having graced the Texas Chapter with his support, time and energy ever since being the Student Representative to the Board, Corey has worn many hats for ASID, including in multiple national roles. As an active Chapter Support Team member for ASID nationally, he also stepped up to continue on the chapter’s NCIDQ Exam Prep Chair and Student Symposium Chair. Having successfully fulfilled our five required seats with eight future exam takers, he exceeded our expectations. This year's Real World Design Week and return to the concept of mentoring was received with rave reviews by student attendees, and the Texas Chapter plans to continue with this format for many years to come.