Executive Committee

  • Pam Niemann

    Pam Niemann

    President

  • Angela Reed

    Angela Reed

    VP/Administration

    Angela attended Virginia Tech where she received her Bachelor of Science in Interior Design. With 14 years of experience in …

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  • Shana McCullough-Downing

    Shana McCullough-Downing

    VP/Development

  • Yadhyra Schlegel

    Yadhyra Schlegel

    Secretary

    Yadhyra graduated from Louisiana State University with a Bachelors of Interior Design. She then attended the Polytechnic Univ…

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  • Kary Maybury

    Treasurer

  • Teddi Powers

    Teddi Powers

    Past President/Parliamentarian

    Teddi Powers, founder of Urban Art Company, an Orlando based art and mirror company specializing in the design and maufacturi…

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  • Lora Spran

    Lora Spran

    Executive Advisor

    Lora graduated from Northern Illinois University with a BFA in Interior Architecture and minor in Art History. Following an …

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Board of Directors

  • Shana McCullough-Downing

    Shana McCullough-Downing

    NEWH, Inc. Delegate

  • Angela Reed

    Angela Reed

    NEWH, Inc. Delegate

    Angela attended Virginia Tech where she received her Bachelor of Science in Interior Design. With 14 years of experience in …

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  • Terry Tampa

    Terry Tampa

    Scholarship

  • Nicole Everett

    Nicole Everett

    Membership

  • Mary Boadway

    Programming

  • Laura Mastri

    Fundraising

  • Chris Schafer

    Chris Schafer

    Marketing

    Upon graduating from Middle Tennessee State University in 1995, Chris immediately became involved in the transportation and l…

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Committee Chair

  • Nayra Shehab Eldin

    Sustainable Hospitality

  • Grace Bade

    Grace Bade

    Chair/Fundraising

Angela Reed

Angela Reed

VP/Administration

Angela attended Virginia Tech where she received her Bachelor of Science in Interior Design. With 14 years of experience in the industry, she is currently a Design Project Manager at Interplan LLC. Angela has been a member of NEWH for 4 years and has served on the board for 2 years.

Yadhyra Schlegel

Yadhyra Schlegel

Secretary

Yadhyra graduated from Louisiana State University with a Bachelors of Interior Design. She then attended the Polytechnic University of Puerto Rico where she majored in Architecture for three years. Yadhyra has been working in the hospitality field for 15 years. With experience in architecture, interior design, art consulting and FF & E purchasing management, she has a well rounded set of skills which make her an asset to the industry.

Teddi Powers

Teddi Powers

Past President/Parliamentarian

Teddi Powers, founder of Urban Art Company, an Orlando based art and mirror company specializing in the design and maufacturing of Hospitality and Healthcare art. Teddi has been in the hospitality industry for 7 years and has several family members that have been in the hospitality industry for over 25 years.

Teddi joined NEWH Sunshine chapter in 2008. Wanting to promote and help the chapter grow she served the Director of Programing for 2 years, Director of Membership for 1 year and is currently the VP of Development.

Lora Spran

Lora Spran

Executive Advisor

Lora graduated from Northern Illinois University with a BFA in Interior Architecture and minor in Art History. Following an internship at Walt Disney World, she made Orlando her permanent residence and has continued to work for Disney since 1992. For the past 8 years, Lora has worked as a Design Manager for Facility Asset Management, a team that oversees all the room renovations, suites, lobbies and public spaces for the World Disney World Resorts. In her position, Lora rewrote the FF&E specifications to reflect a more sustainable standard and has always strived to obtain a more “green” environment for their guests. Lora is a LEED AP and Florida Licensed Interior Designer. She is a mentor to the student interns within her department, and encourages higher standards in sustainability within all design.
Lora has been a member of NEWH Sunshine Chapter for 8 years and on the executive committee for 4 years. She is currently in her second term as the Sustainable Director, where she oversees a committee of 7 that plan and coordinate sustainable events throughout the year. Recently she joined the NEWH National Sustainable Committee. Living sustainable is part of life that she infuses in both her work and personal environment.

Angela Reed

Angela Reed

NEWH, Inc. Delegate

Angela attended Virginia Tech where she received her Bachelor of Science in Interior Design. With 14 years of experience in the industry, she is currently a Design Project Manager at Interplan LLC. Angela has been a member of NEWH for 4 years and has served on the board for 2 years.

Chris Schafer

Chris Schafer

Marketing

Upon graduating from Middle Tennessee State University in 1995, Chris immediately became involved in the transportation and logistics industry beginning his career with US Express, a premier trucking and logistics management company in Orlando Florida. As the Domestic Operations Manager he was responsible for over $3 million in sales revenues.

After three years in the domestic transportation market, Chris was offered a position with PMG Worldwide as the Domestic Shipping and Operations Manager. He was soon also running the international logistics for the company and promptly named General Manager and Vice President of Global Operations. His responsibilities included expanding the client base with companies that included Campus Crusades, Walt Disney world, and Harris Corporation.
Over the next five years Chris honed his sales and operational skills in both the domestic and international markets with Adcom Worldwide, as Vice President of Operations and with Xpress Global Systems as a Regional Sales Manager.

As Co-founder of Installation Service Group (ISG), Chris has developed innovative ways to control the assets and streamline the supply chain for clients in hospitality, construction, design, procurement, and healthcare industries. The foundation of his belief is to better his client’s projects and the industry one lives within.