April 1, 2017
AIGA Minnesota is pleased to announce that a new member has been elected to serve on the organization’s board of directors effective immediately. To view a list of all currently serving AIGA Minnesota board members with biographies and photos, click here.
Directors are elected by the membership and form the majority of the board, fulfilling positions within specific areas of expertise for the benefit of the membership. Directors are entrusted with voting rights and normally serve two-year terms.
- Terresa Hardaway, Director of Diversity and Inclusion
A new position to the Minnesota chapter of AIGA, the Director of Diversity and Inclusion is to oversee and guide the chapter’s efforts to both reflect and encourage diversity within Minnesota’s design community. As the demographic makeup of Minnesota changes, the Director of Diversity and Inclusion works to raise awareness to known and unknown biases against underrepresented or overlooked groups as it relates to race, gender, location, age, socio-economic background, religion, ability, etc.
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 full membership.
About board elections
Several times each year, AIGA Minnesota welcomes new members to serve on its board of directors and lead 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.