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PAVE Global Announces Appointment of Two New Directors

PAVE Global's Board of Directors elected two new directors to fill open board seats during their December 2023 Board of Directors meeting.

The new board members of PAVE Global are leaders in the consumer environments industry who bring a wealth of varied talents to help PAVE Global continue to fulfill its mission "to forge vibrant and meaningful connections between design students, educators, and industry professionals from around the world. With diversity and inclusion at the heart of all that we do, we focus on illuminating the diverse range of pathways available to students in the creation of consumer environments by providing access to mentorship, enriching experiences, networking, and financial support to nurture the next generations of design leaders."

“We are so happy to welcome Anne Farniok from the University of Minnesota and Kate Kyung-ha Lee from Arcadis to the PAVE Global Board.  They will provide added strength to our Board representing the Education and Design professions.  Both are excellent mentors and will provide support to Our Future Leaders in the Industry," said Cindi Kato, Principal, Global Retail Practice, Arcadis, and Immediate Past President, PAVE Global.

For the complete list of PAVE's current Board of Directors, please visit


About PAVE Global

Founded in 1992 as The Planning and Visual Education Partnership, PAVE Global is a 501(c)(3) charitable foundation, with all proceeds benefitting PAVE’s educational programs. The organization enables young talent to build successful careers designing and creating consumer environments. Our vision is to cultivate relationships with students, educators, and the design industry through financial assistance, top-industry thinking, inspiration, and mentorship.

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