Graphic Design Association re-elects Lionel Gadoury RGD for third term as president
TORONTO, April 26, 2013 - The Association of Registered Graphic Designers (RGD) re-elected President Lionel Gadoury at its Annual General Meeting on April 24.

An entrepreneur and experienced designer, Lionel has served on the RGD Board since 2006, initially as Treasurer before being elected President in 2009.


“I believe the RGD designation reflects a commitment to the industry and to serving clients’ needs. Over the next year, I will work collaboratively with my fellow board members to ensure RGD is providing more programs and services to help designers, educators and students bridge the gap between business and creativity." 


Several directors were reelected, and RGD is pleased to welcome two new board members, Wendy Millard RGD from Kingston and Donna Braggins RGD from Toronto.


At the meeting, Lionel and other Officers from the Board presented reports on the progress of the organization over the last year. Notable achievements included RGD’s membership growing by 157 members; the new RGD website and refreshed identity; launch of the annual international Social Good Design Awards competition, and release of the 2012/2013 CreativeEarners Survey results.


In 2013, RGD will focus on virtual networking and professional development opportunities; partnerships with other organizations and the creation of member tools, all designed to build awareness of the RGD designation and support the adoption of best practices across our industry.


RGD Members of the 2013 Board are:
President: Lionel Gadoury, Toronto
Vice Presidents:  Bob Hambly, Toronto; Tina Mackenzie, Mississauga; Karen Satok, Toronto; Stussy Tschudin, Toronto
Secretary: Julian Brown, Toronto
Treasurer: Marawan El-Asfahani, Toronto
Directors: Donna Braggins, Toronto; Michelle Davey, London; Russell Gibbs, Dundas; Wendy Millard, Kingston; Tim Smith, Toronto; Kenn Waplington, Toronto
Ex Officio: Heather Angell, Student Member, Toronto;
Terra Gillespie, Provisional RGD, Toronto

About RGD
Representing close to 3,000 graphic designers, the Association of Registered Graphic Designers is an industry hub, promoting knowledge sharing, research, advocacy and mentorship.




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