Executive Committee

  • Julie Zanella

    Julie Zanella

    Steering Chair

  • Courtney Giel

    Secretary

  • William Michael

    William Michael

    Executive Advisor

    Design creative with over 23 years experience in both commercial and residential markets, but found my true passion to be in …

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Board of Directors

  • Hannah Strauch

    Hannah Strauch

    Director/Scholarship

  • Jennifer Prevade

    Jennifer Prevade

    Director/Membership

  • Heather Giordano

    Heather Giordano

    Director/Programming

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William Michael

William Michael

Executive Advisor

Design creative with over 23 years experience in both commercial and residential markets, but found my true passion to be in Hospitality Design. Evolving over the years to a Senior Level Lead Hospitality Designer I developed & promoted a creative VISION to diverse groups of clients and Brands alike. My typical day involved many skill sets including networking, marketing, leadership, collaboration, production and management of the design solution as well as the specification, procurement and installation of interior architectural finish & furnishing packages that successfully REVEAL themselves in an extensive repertoire of projects that have earned favorable accolades including two NEWH Top ID awards as well as provided valuable experiences and built lasting relationships along the journey. More recently I sought change and new challenges in a career redirection within the A&D industry as an Account Executive with MDC Interior Solutions covering Pittsburgh, Western Pennsylvania and West Virginia, which has proven to be equally fulfilling in different ways.