Fall 2009

Brian completed his four month assignment as Interim Executive Director of the Industrial Designers Society of America (IDSA) in Virginia.

He was engaged by the IDSA Board of Directors to lead IDSA after the departure of the previous Executive Director and, as part of his assignment, hire the next permanent Executive Director. Brian is pleased to announce that he successfully completed this assignment, helped turn IDSA around, and hired the next director in time for a proper transition prior to the national conference in Miami which was also very successful, especially considering these tough economic times.

Please refer to the “Testimonials” section for quotes from key IDSA leadership regarding Brian’s performance as Interim Director.

During this special assignment, Brian was also engaged in another project locally in the greater Boston area with a new client, Adaptive Optics Associates (AOA), a division of Northrop Grumman located in Cambridge, MA. This project involved helping AOA expand and promote a special service unit offering commercial and industrial customers custom electro-optical design and development services leading to full manufacturing.