Chapter Chair

Thon Lorenz

Thon Lorenz is a Chicago Chapter Chair.

Thon is a co-founder of elbē creative partners and leads all production efforts at elbē. He brings over 15 years of experience to elbē, having designed and developed or collaborated on over 300 digital installations and applications for a variety of brands and institutions. From AI to VR, he keeps himself and the team up-to-date on all cutting-edge technology relevant for elbē’s diverse client base.

Thon Lorenz
Elbe Creative Partners
Chicago, IL

Dana Michaelis

Dana is Co-Chair of the SEGD Atlanta Chapter. He leads the outreach of NanoLumens’ dvLED design and support capabilities to the AEC community, is member of ABPM, and responsible for sales development in EMEA.

Dana’s professional career is most shaped by nearly 20 years with The Weather Channel. During that time, he helped grow the Network from its pre-launch status, through the challenging and fledgling years, to the ubiquitous multi-billion dollar brand it is today.

Dana Michaelis
Atanta, GA

Baiba Grinberga

Baiba Grinberga is a Project Coordinator at Design Studio H2E. She is also a co-chair for the Riga Chapter.

Her responsibility is to support the design staff and organize the daily work of the office. 

With a great interest in museums and exhibitions she takes care for the content management in exhibition design projects. 

Baiba has Master Degree in Art History from Art Academy of Latvia and before joing H2E team in 2018, she was Head of Education devision of Latvian National Museum or Art.

Baiba Grinberga
Design studio H2E
Riga, Latvia

Sydney Patterson

Sydney Patterson is a Senior Designer at RSM Design, a multidisciplinary design studio that creates award-winning graphic connections with architecture. RSM Design has collaborated with some of the world’s most noted architects, developers, and institutions to seamlessly combine branding, wayfinding, art, and graphics into the built environment.

Sydney Patterson
RSM Design
San Clemente, CA

Kathy Guerineau-Shook

As an Account Director with over 20 years’ experience, I thrive in helping companies transform their retail, event, trade show and corporate spaces into fully branded environments via printed and three-dimensional fabricated elements, including site surveys, concept and design and full installation in the US and Canada.

Kathy Shook
Image Options
Los Angeles

Patrick Schmidt

Patrick Schmidt is a DFW Chapter Co-Chair as well as the Principal & Founder of kilo + cross, based in Dallas, TX.

Patrick works with diverse project teams to provide brand integration that advances client goals and benefits work culture. He has a holistic view of the complete project and strives to create an environment of open collaboration that encourages clients and team members to reach the highest level of shared success possible.

Patrick Schmidt
Kilo + Cross


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