ASID announces CEO Randy Fiser will step down

The American Society of Interior Designers (ASID) has announced that Randy Fiser, Hon. FASID will step down as Chief Executive Officer at the end of July.

According to ASID, Fiser has accepted a new professional opportunity as the CEO and Executive Director of the American Geophysical Union. The board will appoint an interim CEO and begin the search for a permanent.

“For eight years, Randy has provided invaluable leadership, passion, vision, and service to our community,“ said ASID Board of Directors Chair Jennifer Kolstad, ASID, Associate AIA. “He understood and championed the ability of interior design to impact not only the beauty around us but also our health, wellness, and wellbeing. His recent efforts have further strengthened ASID’s position as the global leader on interior environments. We will miss his contributions to our network.”

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Fiser will leave ASID after working collaboratively with the ASID National Board to complete a new multi-year strategic plan for the association.

During his tenure, Fiser advanced the importance of evidence-based interior design through more than $1 million in ASID Foundation-sponsored research.

He conceived and oversaw construction of ASID’s new headquarters, which became the first dual LEED and WELL platinum-certified space. He partnered with unexpected organizations — among them the Clinton Global Initiative, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation, and AARP — to enhance ASID’s impact and the public’s appreciation of the effects of interior design on health, business, and education outcomes.

Fiser also diversified ASID’s business model to generate revenue from innovative programs, events, and content, along with membership dues.

“I’m proud of our work, during my time at ASID, to demonstrate design’s power to improve people’s lives through attention to the places we live, work, learn, heal, and play,” Fiser said. “I look forward to continuing my efforts to improve lives by serving an association that applies science to societal challenges affecting people, planet, and universe.”