2020-2021 Board of Directors Slate of Candidates

Candidate Biographical Information

PRESIDENT ELECT (One Year Term)

Marcella Eckerle, Allied ASID

Education:

  • Bachelor of Fine Art – Interior Design

  • Associates of Science – Interior Design

Employment:

  • Jacqueline Downs Interior Design (current)

  • Franco Pasquale Design Associates

ASID Activities: 

  • Art and Go Seek (committee member 2017-2018)

  • Holiday Parties 

  • Leadership Experience (2017, 2018, 2019)

  • Annual Chapter Weekend/Meeting (committee member 2018-2019)

Community/Civic Activities, other Professional Organizations:

  • Secretary/Volunteer Coordinator Southside Youth Soccer League (2013-current)

Honors/Awards and Publications:

  • Graduated BFA Interior Design with umma Cum Laude

If Selected as a chapter leader, what key goals would you set and how woudl you propose achieving those goals?  

  • As president-elect, I will first and foremost abide by the ASID by-laws and guidelines.  I will conduct and uphold this position with integrity, while staying on top of the chapter’s yearly events and board meetings.  My goals are to maintain organization, establish close communications with each board member, and sustain involvement with each constituent of the position.  Through these goals, I will lead and guide in a manner that will cultivate and add value to the chapter.

 

AT-LARGE DIRECTOR (Two Year Term)

Christina McCloy, Industry Partner

Employment:

  • Cambria USA

ASID Activities: 

  • Tampa DCC 2017

  • At-Large Director 2018-current

Community/Civic Activities, other Professional Organizations:

  • TBA Committee Member – Parade of Homes

  • NARI Committee Member COTY Awards

Honors/Awards and Publications:

  • 2018-2019 Cambria President Circle

If Selected as a chapter leader, what key goals would you set and how would you propose achieving those goals?  

  • As the At-Large Director I will continue to drive support through engaging in driving membership, assisting with Chapter Weekender to drive attendance and Industry Partners participation, along with helping coordinate CEUs and Industry Partners.  I will drive these initiatives by leveraging my relationship with IP, current members and attending other association networking events to speak about the success ASID is having with our current members in brining on new IP and ASID membership. 

 

MEMBERSHIP DIRECTOR (Two Year Term)

Annette Gabrelcik, RID #4459, LEED AP

Education:

  • University of Florida Bachelor of Design College of Architecture

Employment:

  • Crossville Studios – Gulf Coast

ASID Activities: 

  • Host committee meetings at our Tampa location

  • Participated in several event over the years

Community/Civic Activities, other Professional Organizations:

  • AIA member

  • IIDA Past President of Florida Chapter (prior to North-Central-South)

  • IFMA golf Committee Chair

If Selected as a chapter leader, what key goals would you set and how would you propose achieving those goals?  

  • Membership is more than just saying you are a member of an organization.  It is actively participating and being a spokesperson of the organization.  Members are the cornerstone of ASID but sometimes we cannot get them to events.  The key is to be accessible as an Architectural Rep I visit hundreds of firms a week.  Members want to be valued and also want to know what value their membership brings to them.  By having the points for membership, that is a great start.  Why not look to our Industry Professionals to offer ASID special discounts on products as well?  Why not highlight members in a spotlight campaign?