Executive Committee

  • Christina Fluegel

    Christina Fluegel

    President

  • Kim Faith

    Kim Faith

    VP/Administration

  • Stephanie Thompson

    Stephanie Thompson

    VP/Development

    Stephanie has 6+ years experience working in commercial design primarily focusing on retail and restaurant design. She gradua…

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  • Lynne Mitchell

    Lynne Mitchell

    Secretary

  • Kirsten Maltzen

    Kirsten Maltzen

    Treasurer

  • Taylor Hoesley

    Taylor Hoesley

    Past President

  • Valentina Castellon

    Valentina Castellon

    Executive Advisor

    Valentina Castellon is a passionate interior designer with an affinity for hospitality spaces and the emotion those spaces ca…

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Board of Directors

  • Chuck Haben

    Chuck Haben

    Scholarship

  • JoAnne Mrosak

    JoAnne Mrosak

    Student Relations

  • Kevin Bourassa

    Kevin Bourassa

    Membership

  • Genevieve Richard

    Genevieve Richard

    Programming

  • Brittany Johnson

    Brittany Johnson

    Fundraising

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

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  • Kim Faith

    Kim Faith

    NEWH, Inc. Delegate

  • Taylor Hoesley

    Taylor Hoesley

    NEWH, Inc. Delegate

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Committee Members

  • Briana Johnson

    Briana Johnson

    Marketing

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Stephanie Thompson

Stephanie Thompson

VP/Development

Stephanie has 6+ years experience working in commercial design primarily focusing on retail and restaurant design. She graduated from the University of Minnesota with a BS in Interior Design. After graduation, she became an Interior Designer for Smart Associates in Minneapolis, Minnesota. In 2012 She was hired at Cuningham Group Inc. and now has the opportunity to work on Larger Hospitality projects mostly is focusing on Casino Venues. She has been a NEWH Member since 2005 and a NEWH North Central Board Member since 2007. She takes pride in taking on challenges and coming up with creative solutions to those challenges on each project. Also she enjoys meeting and getting to know each client and understanding their needs and the needs of the end user, for it is vital to the success of every project.

Valentina Castellon

Valentina Castellon

Executive Advisor

Valentina Castellon is a passionate interior designer with an affinity for hospitality spaces and the emotion those spaces can evoke. Valentina is a Principal at DLR Group in the Minneapolis hospitality studio. She has worked in high end residential and transitioned into hospitality design and has over 10 years of experience. She can definitely say she has her dream job and loves what she does!

Brittany Johnson

Brittany Johnson

Fundraising

Brittany is a certified interior designer with over a decade 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 has enjoyed working on high visibility projects as well as the smaller bespoke projects, things that bring out the creative energy and collaboration. Brittany has expanded her skill set beyond designing to work with clients and teams as a project manager, giving her a unique combination of experiences to bring well rounded thinking to design projects. NEWH has been part of Brittany’s passion over the past 5+ years, growing within the organization and loving her NEWH network all over the globe. She is a mother to two goofy kids and she wouldn’t have it any other way.

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