AIGA CENTER FOR CROSS-CULTURAL DESIGN ANNOUNCES NEW BOARD OF DIRECTORS

13 September 2007
New York (United States) - AIGA XCD is pleased to announce the appointment of several new members to the board of directors for the AIGA Center for Cross-Cultural Design.
New York (United States) - AIGA XCD is pleased to announce the appointment of several new members to the board of directors for the AIGA Center for Cross-Cultural Design. AIGA XCD also express their gratitude to those board members who have finished their terms and who have done so much for AIGA XCD.

The new AIGA XCD board is as follows:
- President: Zelda Harrison
- Vice-president: Christopher Liechty
- Secretary: John DeMao, Jr.
- Treasurer: Mookesh Patel
- Education: Teresa Valero, Maggy Cuesta
- Sponsorship: Anne Ghory-Goodman
- Newsletter: Carole Goodman
- Design/Art Direction: Antonio Garcia
- Exhibitions/Programs: Vesna Petrovic Patricia Cue
- Exchange programs: Toni O'Bryan
- Publishing: Patty Boman

AIGA XCD thanks the following board members who have taken new positions or have transitioned off the board:

Christopher Liechty, an XCD co-founder and its president since XCD's inception five years ago, is stepping down as president and will now serve as vice president. He will also be leading the 2008 AIGA XCD Expedition to China. Christopher is principal of Dialect Brand Translation, LLC, dialectbrand.com

Shelly Langton, an XCD co-founder, whose original vision and research laid the groundwork for XCD, is leaving the XCD Board and her position as XCD Secretary for a position on the XCD Advisory Board. Shelly is senior designer and manager at KPFF Consulting Engineers. She also volunteers with Refuge Woman's Alliance.

Bennett Peji, an XCD co-founder and member of AIGA's National board is also stepping down from the XCD Board for a position on the XCD Advisory Board. He is principal of Bennett Peji Design, pejidesign.com and San Diego Commissioner of Arts Culture.

Sheri-Lou Stannard, Board Treasurer, is leaving the XCD board to serve on the XCD Advisory board.

Maximo Escobedo, who designed the XCD logo is leaving the XCD Board. Maximo is principal of Maximo Inc. www.maximoinc.com



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About AIGA's Center for Cross-Cultural Design
AIGA XCD's mission is to make the world a better place through design. We know design has its limits and we know there are many problems beyond our reach, but we still hope to make some friends around the world, to help US designers understand the global scene a little better, and to help raise awareness of cross-cultural design capabilities among design buyers. We hope you will join us.


AIGA XCD partnered with Icograda to organise "Defining Design on a Changing Planet: Icograda Design Week in Seattle 2006".