2016-2017 Election Candidate Bios

The 2016-2017 Slate of Candidates for election has been set. This notice is to introduce all candidates running for election to office in the Carolinas chapter for terms beginning October 1, 2016.

There is a 30-day period beginning February 17-March 16 for members to review and petition for additions to the current slate of candidates. Additional candidates for any position may be nominated through written petition signed by not fewer than 10 percent of total professional, allied, and industry partner members of the chapter in good standing, provided such petition is received by the chapter administrator or person designated by the board for this purpose no later than 30 days after the names have been filed with the chapter administrator or person designated by the board for this purpose.  

Online voting will begin on March 17 2016 and will end on March 30, 2016.  For those who have chosen to not receive email communications from the Chapter will be mailed ballots to participate in the election.

Candidate:           Rebecca Compton

Position:               President-Elect


Candidate Statement

“Membership in any organization is so much more than just paying your dues each year.  The true value is in the friendships that are developed, and the learning opportunities that are available.  One of my primary goals is to encourage members and potential members to become actively engaged with regional and chapter events through outreach.  Continued outreach to instructors and students in design programs in our chapter is also a vital component.”


Candidate:         Nicole Folse Norris, ASID, NCIDQ

Position:             Membership Chair


Candidate Statement

“My goal would be to align the state(s) and local issues with National goals and the assistance that ASID National provides, to continue to work toward some form of legislation for our profession, and I would love to see the promotion of more allied and associate members to professional membership.”


Candidate:       Margaret Donaldson, ASID

Position:           Director-at-Large


Candidate Statement

“I plan to continue promoting awareness about the ASID organization’s professionalism and leadership in the industry. I also plan to educate the public about the importance of our additional education how the NCIDQ certification can set designers apart. I would like to continue making networking and involvement with this organization appealing to members, as I firmly believe it is such an important part of ASID. I have built a great foundation through networking with the organization over the years, and I would like to encourage members, new and old, to make that important. I think the above are attainable by being open to new ideas, showing leadership amongst the group, and continuing to be dedicated to the organization in any way possible. I believe that we can only get better by giving back, and that is why I would like you to consider me for this role.”