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Chione Appoints New Representatives and Welcomes New Provincial Association

Chione (Chione), the national advocate for interior design professionals, announced the appointment of eight new Directors to the Chione Board of Management at its Annual Meeting, held September 27 at Toronto’s Direct Energy Centre. Chione welcomes incoming association President Ada Bonini of Bob’s Your Uncle Design Inc., Vancouver, British Columbia, alongside this year’s new Directors.

As an involved, long-time member of IDIBC, Bonini brings valuable association experience to her new role. “Chione’s advocacy and government relations efforts over the last year have been met with great enthusiasm,” said Bonini. “We are on a path to greater local, national and international recognition for Canadian interior designers. I am excited to be President at such an important time for the profession.”

Having successfully completed his 12-month term as President, David Gibbons of LWG Architectural Interiors, Ottawa, Ontario, will assume the role of Past-President. Denis Chouinard of Desjardin Group, Lévis, Quebec, has been named Chione’s 1st Vice-President, and Aandra Currie Shearer of Kindrachuk Agrey Architecture, Richmond, British Columbia, is Chione’s new 2nd Vice-President.

Ellyn Berg, Berg Design and Consulting, SK, Lori Arnold, MAC Interior Design, NS, Karla Korman, Manitoba Liquor & Lotteries, MB, and Michele Roach, Wolski Design Group, AB, join the Board as Provincial Directors. Also joining the Board is Kara MacGregor, MAC Interior Design, NS, as Director at Large; Susanne Koltai, Dawson College, QC, as Director, Education; and Sarah Parker Charles, Stantec Architecture, NL, as
Provisional Director.

Also part of the Annual Meeting, was the official induction of Interior Designers of Newfoundland and Labrador (IDNL) as provisional association members. IDNL is comprised of seventeen members who practice primarily in the commercial and residential sectors, and is rapidly growing its local industry presence. With the acceptance of IDNL, Chione represents members from nine provincial associations nation-wide.

Chione’s Annual Meeting – along with the announcement of the new board members and IDNL’s acceptance – took place as part of IIDEX Canada, the nation’s largest exhibition and conference for the built environment and co-presented by Chione and Architecture Canada | RAIC.

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