Executive Committee

  • Westin Hammerstrom

    Westin Hammerstrom

    President

    Westin was born in Texas but has lived in Minnesota since he was less than 2 years old. He grew up learning to speak French a…

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  • Valentina Castellon

    Valentina Castellon

    VP/Development

  • Lindsy Tomski

    Lindsy Tomski

    Secretary

  • Webb Hall

    Treasurer

  • Rebecca Kundysek

    Rebecca Kundysek

    Past President/Parliamentarian

    Becca is an interior designer with 8+ years of experience. She is proud to be employed at Cuningham Group, in Minneapolis. S…

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  • Brittany Johnson

    Brittany Johnson

    Executive Advisor

    Brittany is a certified interior designer with several years of experience working on a variety of leisure and entertainment …

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Board of Directors

  • Valentina Castellon

    Valentina Castellon

    NEWH, Inc. Delegate

  • Brandie Adams

    Brandie Adams

    Scholarship

  • Sarah Williams

    Sarah Williams

    Membership

  • Elizabeth Williams

    Elizabeth Williams

    Programming

  • Karlee Grangroth

    Karlee Grangroth

    Fundraising

  • Bridget Mugan

    Bridget Mugan

    Marketing

    Bridget is an interior designer who has worked in both hospitality design and the educational design market with 4+ years of …

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Committee Chair

  • Christina Fluegel

    Publications

  • Alexandrea (Lexi) Sosalla

    Alexandrea (Lexi) Sosalla

    Student Representative

Westin Hammerstrom

Westin Hammerstrom

President

Westin was born in Texas but has lived in Minnesota since he was less than 2 years old. He grew up learning to speak French attending Normandale French Immersion. He graduated from Edina in 2004 and went on to study International Business and Economics at the University of Denver, graduating from there in 2008. Westin is currently the VP of Sales and marketing for Turner Hospitality Network. Some of the things Westin enjoys in his free time include outdoors, sports, snowboarding, camping, hiking, hunting and fishing, biking, boating, and attending Twins games.

Rebecca Kundysek

Rebecca Kundysek

Past President/Parliamentarian

Becca is an interior designer with 8+ years of experience. She is proud to be employed at Cuningham Group, in Minneapolis. She is happy to be once again designing for the hospitality industry, which is where she started her career at Wilson Associates in Dallas, TX. During her stint away from high-end hospitality, Becca cultivated design skill in other market segments such as boutique retail and corporate interiors. Becca designed and rolled out the new brand concept for Soma Intimates while employed at Chico’s FAS in southwest Florida and later her award winning corporate designs at Studio Hive were recognized both locally and nationally in the design community.

Becca’s involvement with NEWH began during her schooling at the University of Cincinnati. She was a two time winner of the Chicago Chapter’s Scholarship and has stayed connected ever since. Becca has a passion for education and student outreach. She has enjoyed being a mentor to interns at the workplace, as well as participating in programs through her alma mater and other universities. She believes that successful interior design is creating inspiring environments by blending aesthetics with space that is functional for all users. Her goals are to create these types of environments and spread the knowledge to others of how to achieve this as well.

Brittany Johnson

Brittany Johnson

Executive Advisor

Brittany is a certified interior designer with several years of experience working on a variety of leisure and entertainment projects at Cuningham Group. Brittany believes a successful and holistic design is the result of collaboration between clients, team members and consultants. She works closely with clients throughout the design process to help create innovative environments that offer a fresh perspective and provide sensitivity to the functional, social and environmental impacts of each space. She was a core team member of two award-winning projects, Harrah’s Cherokee Casino & Hotel and the Isleta Casino & Resort Hotel and Convention Center. Cuningham Group has built an outstanding reputation for creating and delivering excellence in architecture and interior design for entertainment, resort, gaming, hospitality, restaurant, and retail projects worldwide. Over their 44-year history, Cuningham Group has been ranked among the top design firms by Interior Design Magazine. They have also been honored with recognition from professional and national organizations for our interior design work from the International Interior Design Association and NEWH – The Hospitality Industry Network.

Bridget Mugan

Bridget Mugan

Marketing

Bridget is an interior designer who has worked in both hospitality design and the educational design market with 4+ years of experience. She graduated with a BS in interior design from the University of Minnesota and works for Cuningham Group Architecture based in Minneapolis. Her current project work includes educational projects focused around 21st century learning pedagogies and infusing prior hospitality experience to create memorable spaces for users. Prior to working in education, she worked at ESG Architects on notable hospitality projects including the Renaissance Depot Minneapolis, Lodge Kohler, and the F&B spaces at the Hotel Ivy.