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Dear SEGD Community,
It has been my honor to lead the organization as the President of the Board of Directors for the past two years. These have been unprecedented times for the organization and for each of us as individuals.
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2021 is here! And as with any new year, it’s a time for rejuvenation, revitalization, and recommitments to resolutions. Here at SEGD, one of those resolutions includes a commitment to encouraging and advocating for diversity within the organization’s membership, programming and leadership.
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Happy New Year and welcome to 2021! We made it! SEGD continues to adapt to this unprecedented time that we are all living through, ensuring we stay connected even when we are apart. We have many things to look forward to this year.
I am thrilled to announce that the SEGD Board of Directors has unanimously selected Cybelle Jones as the new Chief Executive Officer of the organization. Cybelle, an active member of SEGD for more than 18 years and an award-winning experience designer for more than 25 years, will assume the role on May 11. She will join SEGD at a critical moment, bringing fresh energy and empathic leadership in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic.
I am honored to succeed Bryan Meszaros as President of SEGD and look forward to building on his extensive accomplishments. His dedicated leadership helped the SEGD Board and staff grow our global community to a record-breaking 42 national and international Chapters.
Lucy Holmes was a member of the 2021-2022 SEGD Board and, previously, the 2020 and 2018 SEGD Board. She is owner of Holmes Studio in London.
Lucy has created design solutions and information graphics for wayfinding schemes including Tate Modern, The National Gallery, The V&A Museum and Albert Dock in Liverpool; interpretation graphics for several exhibitions at the Tower of London; and an information graphics strategy for Virgin Atlantic.
Kris Helmick serves on the 2017-2021 SEGD Boards as the Chapter Chair Liaison, and also as Co-chair for the SEGD Los Angeles Chapter. He is also the Associate Vice President of Environmental Graphics at CallisonRTKL
Kris has more than 10 years of experience working on signage, wayfinding and exhibit design projects.