Executive Committee

  • Kyler Burroughs

    Kyler Burroughs

    Steering Chair

    Professional interior designer with a background specializing in hospitality with experience designing restaurant, retail, an…

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  • Keisha Byrd Simendinger

    Keisha Byrd Simendinger

    Secretary

  • Bimal Patel

    Bimal Patel

    Past Steering Chair

  • Kelly Gaddes

    Kelly Gaddes

    Executive Advisor

    Kelly is an Interior designer based in Cincinnati, Ohio and the San Francisco Bay Area who specializes in hotel and restauran…

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Board of Directors

  • Jayne Menke

    Jayne Menke

    Scholarship

  • Kristin  Hain

    Kristin Hain

    Membership

  • Amanda Searfoss

    Amanda Searfoss

    Programming

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Committee Chair

  • Samuel Ferguson

    Samuel Ferguson

    Treasurer

  • Jennifer Hartig

    Jennifer Hartig

    Scholarship

  • Danielle Monhollon

    Danielle Monhollon

    Membership

  • Maddie Baker

    Maddie Baker

    Fundraising

  • Samuel Ferguson

    Samuel Ferguson

    Social Media

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Kyler Burroughs

Kyler Burroughs

Steering Chair

Professional interior designer with a background specializing in hospitality with experience designing restaurant, retail, and lifestyle environments. Creating design solutions and working alongside team members to meet project deadlines while being sensitive to budgets and client concerns. Skills include design documentation, FF&E specifications, concept design, project management, and mentorship.

Kelly Gaddes

Kelly Gaddes

Executive Advisor

Kelly is an Interior designer based in Cincinnati, Ohio and the San Francisco Bay Area who specializes in hotel and restaurant design. Her experience spans all major brands including Hyatt, Marriott, Hilton and IHG. She enjoys all aspects of the project from composing design narratives, custom furniture designs, millwork details, and material specifications. After building a successful career in design leadership with Cincinnati based firms, she founded Designshop in November of 2019 and has been enjoying the challenges and rewards of owning her own business ever since. As the Creative Director she is responsible for guiding the design process and applying nearly 20 years of experience to overseeing the production and execution of each project. Her hands-on approach allows her to ensure quality control while implementing artful custom designs for her clients.

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