Charlene Ackley, Allied ASID (President-Elect)

ASID Minnesota is a long-standing organization steeped in traditional values and excellence. I am honored to be part of this great organization and work alongside the many valuable volunteers and committees we are blessed to have in the Minnesota chapter.  At the time of my presidency, I will work with other board members to create new goals and analyze the steps to achieve those goals. The younger generation of interior design is key to the continued success of ASID and will do my best to guide and encourage new and young members. 

ASID ActivitiesSample Sale Committee 2009 (Member), 2010 (Co-Chair), 2011-2012 (Chair) Design Directions Committee Member (2008-2010), Sponsorship Committee 2014 (Chair), Awards Gala Committee Member 2018 

Honors/Awards and Publications:

  • 2012 ASID Fritz Weber Volunteer of Distinction Award
  • Mpls/St Paul Magazine; “Home Supplement”, ASID Showcase Homes 2005, 2009, 2010, 2012,2012, 2014
  • Star Tribune “Variety Home & Garden”, Dual Personality, 2012 ASID Showcase Home
  • Mpls/St Paul Magazine;”Home Supplement”, ASID People’s Choice, 2012 Showcase Home

Employment — Charlene Ackley Interior Design LLC

EducationThe Art Institute of Minnesota. Bachelor of Science in Interior Design

Community/Civic Activities, Other Professional Organizations:

  • Graviere Homeowners’ Association-Board Member since 2012—present
  • Mentor to high school student 2013 Mentorship program at local church
  • Leader to group of mentors that mentored high school students 2013
  • Regular volunteer at community church

Jackie Cox , Industry Partner (Finance Director)

As Finance Director, I will ensure that the operating budgets of ASID MN are fiscally responsible and that dollars allotted to various projects are always to the benefit of the Organization

ASID ActivitiesSample Sale Co-Chair (2016-2018), Sample Sale Committee Member, IP Sponsor

Honors/Awards and PublicationsPresidential Citation MN ASID 2018,  Her Own Path – article, Rug News – article

EmploymentTapis Décor – Owner, Weskuske – Sales Associate

Education — BA University of MN College of Architecture and Landscape Architecture

Community/Civic Activities, Other Professional Organizations — Athletes In Action – Board Member, Member Association of Women Contractors


Colleen Slack, Allied ASID (Communications Director)

As Communications Director I will focus on both internal and external communication clearly promoting the values and agenda of ASID as well as the hard work of our chapter through all platforms to our membership and the public. I will partner with our PR firm to ensure all aspects of our industry and the value we bring our clients are being shared to educate and engage the public. ASID MN embraced social media and converting to an online
magazine so now it’s time to grow and activate their reach.

ASID ActivitiesDesign Directions committee member 2008-2011, Design Directions committee chair, 2011- 2018, & ASID Showcase Home participant, 2010 and 2012

Honors/Awards and Publications ASID Fritz Webber Volunteer of Distinction, 2016 and 2017
Country’s Best Cabins Magazine, October 2012

EmploymentPartners 4, Design 2007-2009, Fox Interiors 2009 – present

EducationVassar College, BA in Geography and Urban Studies, Dakota County Technical College, AA in Interior Design

Community/Civic Activities, Other Professional Organizations — Volunteer at Marcy Open School.

Lindy Haglund, Allied ASID (Professional Development Director)

As Professional Development Direct, I will work to ensure that CEUs are relevant and purposeful to today’s designers and help ASID MN be a valued and relevant asset to our local design community.

ASID ActivitiesMembership Committee Member 2016-2018, Community Service Committee member 2016 -2017 (People Serving People Project)

Honors/Awards and Publications — MPLS/St. Paul Magazine and Star Tribune as a designer in the ASID Showcase Home 2017, Wineroom w/ Augustine Interiors.

Employment — Gabberts Fine Furniture and Design Studio, Designer Lindy Haglund, LLC

Education Century College, AAS Interior Design (2016), Pace University, Pleasantville, NY

Kali Bray, ASID Student Representative

I am an aspiring Interior Designer studying at the University of Minnesota. I am going on my second year of being an ASID student member and also on the board for the Interior Design Student Association (IDSA) at my school. I am currently seeking opportunities to connect with other designers to further my learning, creativity and exploring the Interior Design field.