President's Message

Retail Design Institute Members and Friends,

As we complete another term of International and Chapter Officers, I want to thank my colleges for the devotion to supporting the Retail Design Institute. With all the challenges our industry has faced in the past several years, their dedication to helping our members have a platform to grow professionally and build a global network is greatly appreciated. We had another successful year thanks to the efforts of all the Chapters Board and Committee Members. I especially want to thank Paul Biondolillo, RDI (outgoing Vice President), Julie Starzynski, RDI (outgoing Treasurer) for their efforts to keep the Institute going forward, supporting the Chapters, the members and industry.

We look forward to the vision, passion and expertise the new International Board is bringing to the organization for the 2014-2016 term. James Farnell, RDI (New President), David Takeuchi, RDI (New Vice President), Jessie Sanders, RDI (New Secretary) are new to the Executive Board. Luanne Perry (Treasurer) and I (New Chairman) are excited about the election results and will remain on the Executive Board, passing on our knowledge to the new leaders.

As Chapters are finishing up their elections for the new term, we ask that every member evaluate their level of engagement in the their Chapter. Each Chapter is only as successful as the participation of the membership. Ask your new officers how you might leverage your passions, strengths and limited time in a focused manner. With your help, the new leadership will provide greater benefit to the local membership.

I personally want to thank everyone for their continued support and involvement in the Institute.

Please email me if you have any questions or concerns at .

My Regards,

Andrew McQuilkin, FRDI
International President
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