Executive Committee

  • Lauren Ritter

    Lauren Ritter

    President

  • Morgan Brodey

    Morgan Brodey

    VP/Administration

  • Amanda Tomlinson

    Amanda Tomlinson

    VP/Development

  • Jessica Keller

    Treasurer

  • William Stuart

    William Stuart

    Past President/Parliamentarian

    William Stuart is a furniture designer and artist who graduated Magna Cum Laude with a BA with honors in Studio Art from Colg…

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  • Alicia Cannon

    Alicia Cannon

    Executive Advisor

    Alicia Cannon, lead designer and principal of New York-based AJC Design, has a unique background that shapes every single one…

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Board of Directors

  • Morgan Brodey

    Morgan Brodey

    NEWH, Inc. Delegate

  • Amanda Tomlinson

    Amanda Tomlinson

    NEWH, Inc. Delegate

  • Laura Carter

    Laura Carter

    Scholarship

    Laura Carter is a Sales Representative for TRI-KES, an innovative, socially and environmentally responsible company that deli…

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  • Matthew Friedman

    Matthew Friedman

    Membership

  • Lucy Chastain

    Lucy Chastain

    Programming

  • Tory Knoph

    Tory Knoph

    Fundraising

  • Onilda Cruz

    Onilda Cruz

    Marketing

William Stuart

William Stuart

Past President/Parliamentarian

William Stuart is a furniture designer and artist who graduated Magna Cum Laude with a BA with honors in Studio Art from Colgate University. In 2002, he founded Costantini Design with his Argentine wife and partner, Barbara Ruckert. Together they created a high-end line of furniture and lighting, manufactured in their own family-owned facility in Buenos Aires. Their work has been specified for some of the finest hospitality projects in the world, and has appeared in publications such as Architectural Digest and Interior Design magazine. His artwork has been exhibited in cities around the world, including Los Angeles, Paris and Milan. He has been a member of NEWH since 2009 and currently resides in New York City, where he serves on the board of the NY Chapter.

Alicia Cannon

Alicia Cannon

Executive Advisor

Alicia Cannon, lead designer and principal of New York-based AJC Design, has a unique background that shapes every single one of her intriguing projects. Her signature approach, a balance of dramatic, pop-inspired pieces and tailored, classic styles, stems from working with luxury brands and collaborating with urban artists alike. Injecting each project with professionalism and an inventive edge, her top priority is delivering a product that captures – and extends – each client’s vision. That’s why she spends time getting to know her clients, and collaborates with them to meld functionality with intricate aesthetic details.

Recent AJC Design work runs the gamut from the Westport Inn, in Connecticut, to the Hotel Indigo, in Brooklyn, but Alicia’s affinity for timeless design began shortly after graduating from the Pratt Institute of Art. Her wide-ranging design résumé spans full-service and luxury hotels, intimate residences and sweeping corporate interiors. Honing her hospitality skills at Cheryl Rowley Design, in Beverly Hills, and David Easton, in New York, she developed luxury interiors for Hotel Palomar, Los Angeles; the Ritz-Carlton, San Francisco; the Four Seasons, Philadelphia; the Westin Riverwalk, San Antonio; and the St. Regis, Deer Valley. She also led several residential and corporate interior design projects at Barry Rice Architects, in New York

Laura Carter

Laura Carter

Scholarship

Laura Carter is a Sales Representative for TRI-KES, an innovative, socially and environmentally responsible company that delivers superior value with pride to specifiers and purchasers of interior finishes. She studied Marketing and Entrepreneurial Management at the Carlson School of Management at the University of Minnesota. She began her career in marketing at a commercial interior workplace design firm and with an interest in sustainability she earned her LEED AP in 2008. She also serves on the Board of Directors of Architecture for Humanity New York, a network of professionals united by the desire to use our skills for the common good committed to providing sustainable design, construction, and development services in areas where they are most critically needed. Laura joined NEWH in 2012 and uses her knowledge and experience in sustainability in her position as NEWH New York Chapter’s Sustainable Hospitality Director.