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Advisory Board Member Profiles


Larry Fuhs, IIDA, LEED AP, Sales Representative, Designtex
Larry joined Designtex in 2005 covering the territory of Indiana, central Kentucky, and central Illinois. Born and raised in Indiana, he has been part of the Midwest design market for more than 26 years and was employed as a commercial interior designer for 11 of those. He had served on the board of Indiana Chapter ASID for many years and currently sits on the IIDA Indiana Chapter Board as the VP of Membership.

Stacy Kennelly, NCIDQ Certificate No. 005848, Carson Design Associates
With over 15 years at Carson Design Associates, Stacy is known for her creativity in providing solutions for clients that exceed expectations. Throughout her career, she has learned to combine her knowledge of aesthetics with getting to know marketplace and workplace trends. Stacy is always enthusiastic about applying her expertise to her clients’ needs.

Ron Mumaw, CFM, SFP, Director of Real Estate & Facilities, Interactive Intelligence, Inc.
Ron joined Interactive Intelligence in 2012, bringing more than 28 years of experience creating and developing the innovative, high performance business environments Interactive is known for. As both a Certified Facility Manager and Sustainable Facility Professional through IFMA, Ron brings a unique perspective as a leader of corporate real estate and facilities.

Ana Pinto-Alexander, RID, IIDA, EDAC, Principal and Senior Vice President, HKS
Ana has more than 27 years of experience designing interiors for the country’s most progressive health care facilities. She has spoken nationally and internationally on the importance the built environment has in the healing process. The recipient of numerous awards for her interior design projects, she has also been featured in several national publications, including a cover story for Interiors and Sources and most recently recognized as one of the 25 Most Influential People in Healthcare Design by Healthcare Design magazine.

Nancy Ramsey, Senior Market Manager, Herman Miller, Inc.
Nancy has over 23 years of industry experience managing accounts and distribution for Herman Miller throughout Central Indiana. She is additionally responsible for sharing corporate research and resources on business issues affecting spaces where we work, learn, and grow. She is a member of the Design Arts Society Board of the Indianapolis Museum of Art and Mentor for the Charles Tindley Collegiate Academy.

Sarah Schwartzkopf, RID, President, Rowland Design
With over 30 years of interior design experience, Sarah’s expertise is diverse. Projects include Purdue University Memorial Union, Lucas Oil Stadium suites, Charley Creek Inn, and Indiana Landmarks. She is actively involved in her community, giving her time, creativity, and leadership to business, civic, and educational organizations.

Nancy Wiersma Wright, RID, NCIDQ Certificate No. 10883, New Business Development/A&D, RJE Business Interiors
Nancy is the new business development and A&D representative for RJE Business Interiors. She is involved with the design programs of the colleges and universities in Indiana, serving on various advisory boards and acting as a judge for projects and competitions.


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