Executive Committee

  • Monica Meade

    Monica Meade

    President

    Monica Meade is a certified interior designer who brings over 15 years of experience in hospitality design to Architectural C…

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  • Leslie Anderson

    Leslie Anderson

    VP/Administration

  • Jennifer Farris

    Jennifer Farris

    VP/Development

  • Julie Kaufmann Unger

    Julie Kaufmann Unger

    Secretary

  • Michael Webb

    Michael Webb

    Treasurer

    Mike Webb is a graduate of Maryland Institute College of Art, is the Account Executive for Interface Hospitality covering th…

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  • Kate Kenwell Valder

    Kate Kenwell Valder

    Past President/Parliamentarian

    Kate Valder, graduate of Savannah College of Art & Design, is the A&D Sale Representative with Architectural Ceramics, Inc. c…

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  • Valerie Coleman Woodall

    Valerie Coleman Woodall

    Executive Advisor

    Valerie works for Marriott International as an interior design manager, conducting design reviews for the Fairfield Inn & Sui…

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Board of Directors

  • Leslie Anderson

    Leslie Anderson

    NEWH, Inc. Delegate

  • Jennifer Farris

    Jennifer Farris

    NEWH, Inc. Delegate

  • Teri Urovsky

    Teri Urovsky

    Scholarship

  • Laura Ann Francis

    Laura Ann Francis

    Membership

    Laura Ann Francis is a veteran of NEWH with over ten years of experience as a member and over six on the Board. A degree in …

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  • Jackqueline Tellekamp

    Jackqueline Tellekamp

    Programming

  • Lauren Mikus

    Lauren Mikus

    Fundraising

  • Elle Pechiney

    Elle Pechiney

    Marketing

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Committee Chair

  • Laurie Woliung

    Laurie Woliung

    Chair/Regional Tradeshow

    Laurie Woliung, Senior Director of Interior Design, currently leads the design process for interior design projects for Marri…

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  • Sadie Makarechi

    Sadie Makarechi

    Hospitality

  • Theresa Carroll

    Theresa Carroll

    Community Service

    Theresa is a graduate of the University of Maryland and holds a degree in Interior Design with an allied base study of Art Hi…

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Monica Meade

Monica Meade

President

Monica Meade is a certified interior designer who brings over 15 years of experience in hospitality design to Architectural Ceramics. Monica worked at Marriott International on the International Design team and as a Sr. Project Mgr. with Leo A. Daly. Architectural Ceramics is committed to working with our client’s to maintain the integrity of their design vision. Monica now is the National Accounts Manager – Hospitality for Architectural Ceramics where she has worked to build the commercial design team over the last 3 years. Monica now works exclusively with designers, contractors and owners on Hospitality projects across the country.

Michael Webb

Michael Webb

Treasurer

Mike Webb is a graduate of Maryland Institute College of Art, is the Account Executive for Interface Hospitality covering the Maryland, DC and Northern Virginia territory. Prior to joining Interface he worked as a multiline Rep for Jeff Fuge & Associates and was an Associate with RD Jones & Associates in Baltimore where he started his hospitality career.

Kate Kenwell Valder

Kate Kenwell Valder

Past President/Parliamentarian

Kate Valder, graduate of Savannah College of Art & Design, is the A&D Sale Representative with Architectural Ceramics, Inc. covering the Washington, DC territory. Her involvement with NEWH began in 2012 with the Washington DC Area Chapter as a committee member assisting with the annual fundraising golf tournament, and later developed into various board positions, including President of the Washington DC Metro Chapter.

Valerie Coleman Woodall

Valerie Coleman Woodall

Executive Advisor

Valerie works for Marriott International as an interior design manager, conducting design reviews for the Fairfield Inn & Suites brand. She’s worked prior as a design consultant for hotel ownership groups, hospitality management firms, builders/developers, and interior design firms requiring interior design and FF&E needs on both renovation and new-build projects. Prior to her hospitality career, she was a human resources management professional; and successfully transitioned to interior design where she was awarded an NEWH scholarship; she has been serving on the board of directors for the Washington, D.C. Area Chapter since 2007. The networking opportunities she’s experienced in NEWH are invaluable, but the function most dear to Valerie is the ability to award up-and-coming hospitality students with scholarships & opportunities in our industry. She looks forward to continuing to serve on board for the DC chapter, and will gladly continue promoting NEWH & the benefits of membership.

Laura Ann Francis

Laura Ann Francis

Membership

Laura Ann Francis is a veteran of NEWH with over ten years of experience as a member and over six on the Board. A degree in Speech Communications helps her translate “designer” into manufacturing, which helped her during her fourteen-year stint as an independent sales agent. Now an employee of Panolam as a Specifications Manager, she continues her commitment to building NEWH membership through networking and supporting other hospitality professionals.

Laurie Woliung

Laurie Woliung

Chair/Regional Tradeshow

Laurie Woliung, Senior Director of Interior Design, currently leads the design process for interior design projects for Marriott full service brands. She directs the program focused on educating and influencing customers on hotel brand product and services, partners with brand to deliver design solutions that impart brand strategy, leads the internal design and renovation team for interior design and architecture projects – provides oversight to the design team in full service hospitality interior design for both standard and custom interiors within a solid pipeline of sustainable projects. Laurie brings in excess of 30 year of design experience to her position. Before Laurie took her current position at Marriott she worked as the Director of Hospitality Design at BBGM Washington, DC, Senior Director of Strategic Partnerships for Choice Hotels, and previously with Marriott as the Design Manager for Renaissance Hotels. Prior to joining Marriott Laurie owned her own design and construction firm supporting 35 design and production professionals. Her design knowledge has contributed to the success of several recent projects including her involvement with Brand initiatives – The M Club Lounge, new Marriott Guestroom Design Strategy – reimaging the Marriott Brand in the spirit of Marriott Modern, and the Marriott Greatroom initiatives.

Theresa Carroll

Theresa Carroll

Community Service

Theresa is a graduate of the University of Maryland and holds a degree in Interior Design with an allied base study of Art History. After practicing interior design for 15 years and specializing in the hospitality market, Theresa left the professional practice to start a family with her husband Kevin. Through out the 15 years of practice she worked for many top internationally known and awarding winning design firms including Hughes Design Associates, Marriott International, RD Jones & Associates, and she finished her career as an Associate/Sr. Designer for BBG-BBGM, Washington, DC office. Theresa spent three years at home with her children Shannon and Bridgit before returning to the hospitality market, opening her own business as a multi-line sales agent in May 2005. Again specializing in hospitality, she represents companies both domestically and internationally including; fabrics, carpet, rugs, lighting, guest room furniture, stone and artwork. In 2016 Theresa gave up the multi-line world for a corporate position with Royal Thai. Theresa is now the Regional Sales Representative for Royal Thai (formerly 1956 by Tai Ping) specializing in axminster carpet and hand tufted area rugs. Theresa and Kevin keep busy with Shannon and Bridgit, and enjoy skiing, playing tennis and traveling.