Executive Committee

  • Crystal McCain

    Crystal McCain

    Steering Chair

    Crystal McCain is an Interior Designer at HBG Design, where she is passionate about connecting people to place, making memora…

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  • Sarah Woodard

    Sarah Woodard

    Secretary

  • Courtney Crosby

    Courtney Crosby

    Past Steering Chair

    Courtney graduated from the University of Memphis in 2006 and earned her NCIDQ in 2008. Her Interior Design career began at L…

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Board of Directors

  • Beth Heins

    Beth Heins

    Membership

  • Ashley Hixson

    Ashley Hixson

    Programming

Committee Chair

  • Makayla  Morrical

    Makayla Morrical

    Student Representative

  • Sam Green

    Sam Green

    Fundraising

  • Michael Sautner

    Michael Sautner

    Equity, Inclusion, & Diversity

    Michael Sautner has been with Atlas Concorde USA, a leading Italian and USA porcelain tile manufacturer since 2016 and is cur…

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  • Kalyn Johnson

    Kalyn Johnson

    Marketing

  • Ashley Skrabut

    Ashley Skrabut

    Social Media

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Committee Members

  • Ron Smith

    Ron Smith

    Student Relations

  • Shelley Straughan

    Shelley Straughan

    Student Relations

  • Jean Marie Hinton

    Jean Marie Hinton

    Programming

  • Brenda Lookadoo

    Brenda Lookadoo

    Programming

Crystal McCain

Crystal McCain

Steering Chair

Crystal McCain is an Interior Designer at HBG Design, where she is passionate about connecting people to place, making memorable guest experiences in hospitality design. As graduate of University of Memphis in 2008, interning at LRK Architects, her career has consisted of a diverse background of design including graphic design, custom rug and carpet design, to luxury collegiate multifamily off-campus housing, and on-campus dorms and apartments. She earned her NCIDQ in 2017 and her LEED GA certification in 2019. Throughout her career she has volunteered in various positions on the IIDA Memphis City Center Committee starting with being a student liaison while at The University of Memphis and started volunteering with the NEWH MidSouth Region Steering Committee. She is excited to take on the role of Steering Chair in 2022 and continue to grow our regional group with exciting events and opportunities for its members.

Courtney Crosby

Courtney Crosby

Past Steering Chair

Courtney graduated from the University of Memphis in 2006 and earned her NCIDQ in 2008. Her Interior Design career began at LRK Architects, working primarily on commercial and healthcare projects. In 2009, she joined Officescapes where she served as Design Director for the Authorized Haworth Dealer in Memphis. She has volunteered in various positions on the IIDA Memphis City Center Committee over the years. In 2016, she decided to make the leap into the Hospitality Industry by joining the Design Review team at the Hilton Headquarters in Memphis, TN. She is thrilled to be serving on the NEWH Memphis/MidSouth Steering Committee and looks forward to seeing the Regional Group grow & thrive over the next few years.

Michael Sautner

Michael Sautner

Equity, Inclusion, & Diversity

Michael Sautner has been with Atlas Concorde USA, a leading Italian and USA porcelain tile manufacturer since 2016 and is currently the National Director of Hospitality.

As we know, in hospitality projects there are a number of things important in the materials we use from healthy materials, green materials, and high-quality esthetics. He proud to represent products that are committed to achieving high standards in those areas.

Works with all stakeholders vital in the industry from the brands, owners/developers, procurement companies, Designers/Architects, and fabricators/contractors.

He is excited to contributing to the growth of the Mid-South region and seeing it thrive over the next few years by promoting an inclusive environment.

With his spare time, he enjoys to travel and experience different cultures through food, architecture, and sports.

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