Previously we highlighted our Board’s newest faces, but today we’ll feature our returning members. Keep in mind some of these folks have changed positions in 2013-14.
Name: Kevin Brindley
Board Position: President
Day Job: Dedicated Husband and Dedicated Father at Home, Creative Director at Work By Kevin, Chief Creative Muscle at Appsy LLC (developers of Craftie™ Beer App), and Designer & Wannabe Storm Chaser.
Sneaky Skill: I have a few. I can make a great tasting glass of water, I have a knack for mowing patterns into our lawn, and I regularly use Oxford commas.
Primary AIGA Aim for 2013-14: I’m focused on working hard this year with our other Board Members to help increase conversation within our local Charlotte creative community, provide a higher level of engaging programs, strive for greater participation at events, and continue to support our members in the very best way possible.
Website: www.workbykevin.com, www.appsyllc.com, www.craftiebeerapp.com
Social: @KevinBrindley, Facebook, LinkedIn, Google +, Dribbble
Name: Kimberly Diedrich
Board Position: VP of Programming
Day Job: Graphic Designer at Jack Henry & Associates
Sneaky Skill: Sous-chef in training
Primary AIGA Aim for 2013-14: To apply our new “less is more” approach, which puts our focus into quality programming.
Social: @kimdiedrich, LinkedIn
Name: Patrick Saleeby
Board Position: VP of Communications
Day Job: Freelance Copywriter and Partner in Suzie Q and the Clapping Cobra
Sneaky Skill: I am a two-stripe purple belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu.
Primary AIGA Aim for 2013-14: To provide engaging and streamlined content across all of our communications channels.
Website: www.patricksaleeby.com, www.suzieqandtheclappingcobra.com
Social: @sqandthecc, Facebook, LinkedIn
Name: Adam Iscrupe
Board Position: Communications Manager
Day Job: Web Designer and Front-End Developer at The Idea People
Sneaky Skill: I’m deadly accurate with a frisbee. I have 5 hole-in-ones playing disc golf.
Primary AIGA Aim for 2013-14: Launching, maintaining and updating the new AIGA Charlotte website, blog, e-blast, social media and other communications.
Name: Elisha Fleck
Board Position: Secretary
Day Job: Graphic Artist at JournalBooks
Sneaky Skill: I make a mean blueberry pecan pancake.
Primary AIGA Aim for 2013-14: To continue extending our reach in the Charlotte creative community to show that AIGA is more than just a “graphic designer’s club.”
Social: @elisha_fleck, Tumblr
Name: John Fuller
Board Position: Design for Good Director
Day Job: Principal Designer at Phoenixfire Solutions
Sneaky Skill: Copious amounts of useless knowledge
Primary AIGA Aim for 2013-14: Community impact through Design for Good Projects, as well as fostering an increased sense of community within the design professions.
Name: Benjamin Arthur Gelnett
Board Position: Finance Director
Day Job: Business Development Liaison for Parker Poe Adams & Bernstein
Sneaky Skill: Being a rad dad. It’s not one of those things that you go around telling people but I tend to think of myself as all in when it comes to parenting. Whatever it takes to make healthy, happy and well rounded human beings. More times than not it ends with me on the floor being assaulted by enthusiastic toddlers. Mission complete!
Primary AIGA Aim for 2013-14: Making sure the bills get paid, writing as many articles as possible and continuing to shape agenda.
Name: Mark Burrell
Board Position: Sponsorship Director
Day Job: Account Manager at Boingo Graphics
Sneaky Skill: I’m incredibly good at making terrible jokes. I love any kind of pun or play on words. So you can count on me to try to make a joke, just don’t count on it being funny.
Primary AIGA Aim for 2013-14: Increase the number of AIGA Charlotte sponsors.
Social: @Marrrrk, Facebook, LinkedIn, Instagram