On February 4 2012 the new Board of Directors took effect. In doing so we said farewell to three Directors: Kendra Shimmell, Joe Sokohl, and our out-going President, Janna DeVylder.
Joe Sokohl has served on the Board of Directors for the past 2 years, filling roles in Communications and most recently as Secretary. He has worked energetically to engage with the broader UX community, strengthening our connections with other associations around the world.
Kendra Shimmell has served on the Board of Directors for the past two years, undertaking a painstaking review of our finances and accounting in her first year as Treasurer, putting the organization on a much more solid footing than at any time in our history. We are all much indebted to her for her perseverance and determination.
Janna DeVylder joined the IxDA Board in 2008 at the first Interaction conference, having founded the Chicago IxDA local group in 2006. Janna was elected President of IxDA in February 2009 in Vancouver. During her tenure as President the IxDA has grown exponentially, tripling in size to over 30,000 members, and expanding to 130 local groups.
Janna's presidency has witnessed the first Interaction conference outside North America, the launch of the highly-successful Interaction South America conference, the Inaugural Interaction Awards, and a period of increasing organizational growth and maturity. We are sincerely grateful to her for her tireless efforts on behalf of the IxDA and interaction design community.
The 2012 Board of Directors
With these three departures from the Board, the number of Directors has been reduced to six as part of an ongoing program of restructuring the organization's management and operation. These changes, and the long-term goal for the restructuring will be covered in a separate post.
The new Board comprises:
Steve Baty, President & Secretary
Nick Gould, Vice President
MJ Broadbent, Treasurer
Seamus Byrne, Conference & Awards
Matt Nish-Lapidus, Technology Platforms
Kim Lennox, Local Groups
We look forward to working with you, the interaction design community, during the year ahead.