AIGA Minnesota Welcomes New Board Members

June 30, 2016 AIGA Minnesota is pleased to announce that a number of new and continuing members have been elected to serve on the organization’s board of directors, beginning on July 1, 2016. To view a list of all currently-serving AIGA Minnesota board members with biographies and photos, click here.

New officers

Officers are elected by the membership and comprise the executive leadership of the board of directors. Officers are entrusted with voting rights and normally serve for 2-year terms.

  • Katrin Loss, president
  • Matt Ludvigson, vice president

New and continuing directors

Directors are elected by the membership and form the majority of the board of directors to fulfill positions within specific areas of expertise to benefit the membership. Directors are entrusted with voting rights and normally serve for 2-year terms.

  • Amanda Martin, director of membership
  • Amanda Sagstetter, director of career practice

New and continuing associate directors

Associate directors are appointed by majority vote of the board of directors and serve the board within a specific function, usually by representing a particular membership affinity group or by performing a special assignment. Associate directors do not have voting rights and normally serve for 2-year terms.

  • Kelly O’Donnell, associate director of career stages
  • Chris Corum, associate director of career specialities
  • Kelly Stahn, associate director of content management
  • Eric Widi, associate director of social media engagement
  • Michelle York, associate director of student affairs
  • Melanie Stovall, associate director of sustainable design

About the AIGA Minnesota board

Governance of a membership organization requires a solid commitment from dedicated and enthusiastic volunteers with a variety of talents and attributes. For AIGA Minnesota, the board of directors is one of its distinct assets that serves and protects the brand and legacy of the organization. The board ideally represents a cross-section of thought leadership across the design profession, with each member taking charge of an area specifically suited to his or her talents and interests in order to benefit the entire membership.

About board elections

Twice each year, AIGA Minnesota welcomes new members to serve on its board of directors, leading efforts to shape the direction of the organization. For the term beginning July 1, 2016, a nominating committee recommended a slate of nominees for consideration of open officer- and director‑level positions on the board. The slate was approved for ratification by a vote of the organization’s supporting-, sustaining-, design leader- and trustee‑level members. Non‑voting associate directors are appointed by a majority vote of the board.

For more information

  • To view a list of all currently-serving AIGA Minnesota board members, click here.
  • For information about serving on the board, click here or contact Amanda Martin, director of membership.

Contact Leadership

Katrin Loss
Katrin Loss
President
A member of AIGA since 1999, Katrin served on many committees and in a variety of roles for the Minnesota chapter since 2002, including chairing the Luncheon Lectures series from 2003–2010 and volunteering on the Design Show committee since 2010. In 2007, she joined AIGA Minnesota’s board of directors as the Associate Director, Luncheons and, in 2011, was named “Volunteer of the Year.” Most recently, Katrin served as AIGA Minnesota’s Vice President for two years, including overseeing the Programming Council. Prior to that, she served as AIGA Minnesota’s Director of Operations for five years overseeing and improving systems and processes in support of AIGA Minnesota’s numerous and diverse programming needs and co-chaired the 2014 AIGA Minnesota Design Show.

An award-winning art director/designer with extensive experience in brand development, Katrin currently works in-house for Best Buy’s Brand Design team. Katrin is a graduate of Minneapolis College of Art and Design with a BFA in graphic design, and also holds a degree in business administration and international trade from Staatliche Handelsschule in Hamburg, Germany. A strong creative leader with analytical skills, her background in design and business coupled with experience working and living in the U.S. and Europe permits a unique global perspective.

An active member of the design community for over 10 years, Katrin currently serves on MCAD’s Alumni Association Board of Directors.