June 30, 2016
AIGA Minnesota is pleased to announce that a number of new and continuing members have been elected to serve on the organization’s board of directors, beginning on July 1, 2016. To view a list of all currently-serving AIGA Minnesota board members with biographies and photos, click here.
Officers are elected by the membership and comprise the executive leadership of the board of directors. Officers are entrusted with voting rights and normally serve for 2-year terms.
- Katrin Loss, president
- Matt Ludvigson, vice president
New and continuing directors
Directors are elected by the membership and form the majority of the board of directors to fulfill positions within specific areas of expertise to benefit the membership. Directors are entrusted with voting rights and normally serve for 2-year terms.
- Amanda Martin, director of membership
- Amanda Sagstetter, director of career practice
New and continuing associate directors
Associate directors are appointed by majority vote of the board of directors and serve the board within a specific function, usually by representing a particular membership affinity group or by performing a special assignment. Associate directors do not have voting rights and normally serve for 2-year terms.
- Kelly O’Donnell, associate director of career stages
- Chris Corum, associate director of career specialities
- Kelly Stahn, associate director of content management
- Eric Widi, associate director of social media engagement
- Michelle York, associate director of student affairs
- Melanie Stovall, associate director of sustainable design
About the AIGA Minnesota board
Governance of a membership organization requires a solid commitment from dedicated and enthusiastic volunteers with a variety of talents and attributes. For AIGA Minnesota, the board of directors is one of its distinct assets that serves and protects the brand and legacy of the organization. The board ideally represents a cross-section of thought leadership across the design profession, with each member taking charge of an area specifically suited to his or her talents and interests in order to benefit the entire membership.
About board elections
Twice each year, AIGA Minnesota welcomes new members to serve on its board of directors, leading efforts to shape the direction of the organization. For the term beginning July 1, 2016, a nominating committee recommended a slate of nominees for consideration of open officer- and director‑level positions on the board. The slate was approved for ratification by a vote of the organization’s supporting-, sustaining-, design leader- and trustee‑level members. Non‑voting associate directors are appointed by a majority vote of the board.