Member Spotlight: Debbie Steinmetz

Debbie Steinmetz has long been a member of CREW. After opening a satellite office for her interior design firm, Steinmetz & Associates, in Atlanta in the early 90’s, she joined the organization in hopes of gaining access to potential new clients in her new market. She served as a key member in the formation of the New Orleans Chapter in 2000 and has remained active in our chapter ever since.

Debbie has owned and operated her business since 1984. Based in New Orleans, the firm primarily provides space planning, programming, and full-service interior design. Often searching to connect with building owners and managers, Debbie is also responsible for the primary marketing duties for both the New Orleans and Atlanta offices.

As a long time resident of Uptown New Orleans, she and her family have not been able to move back into the city since their displacement by Hurricane Katrina – a struggle with which many of us can relate. Yet Debbie stays very much in tune with the many great events that fill the New Orleans cultural calendar, and is a big fan of art openings, perhaps a side product of the interior design work.

As a particularly active member in the Interior Design network, Debbie is also currently the Chairman of the Louisiana State Board for Interior Designers, the organization responsible for testing and licensing interior designers in Louisiana. Truly a highly influential position within our industry, New Orleans CREW is lucky to count Debbie in our ranks and has greatly benefited from her leadership skills and strong self initiative.

Make sure you catch her at our next luncheon and say hello – or at a mixer at W.I.N.O. -one of her favorite CREW events.

By Nicole Marshall