Daniel Martinage, CCAS BA ’75, ESIA MA ’78, has been named the new executive director for The Industrial Designers Society of America (IDSA), the world’s oldest and largest membership organization for industrial design. “IDSA is excited to welcome Daniel to the design community,” said George McCain, chairman of IDSA’s board of directors.
Martinage is an association management veteran with decades of experience leading associations, including positions as the executive director of three. Most recently, he served as executive director of the International Coach Federation (ICF). A professionally trained executive coach and facilitator, Martinage was the founder and principal of Association Coach LLC, an executive coaching and consulting firm that specialized in maximizing personal and organizational performance. His insights on the coaching profession have been featured in dozens of news media, including The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, The Miami Herald, Los Angeles Times, USA Today, Business Week, Money Magazine and Woman’s World Magazine. Martinage serves on the faculty for the Center for Nonprofit Advancement and as a reviewer and judge for “The Washington Post Award for Excellence in Nonprofit Management.”
Martinage holds a master’s in science, technology and public policy and a bachelor’s in political science and speech communication from The George Washington University. As a graduate student at GW in 1977, he received the President’s Award for his outstanding contributions to the university. Since 1987, Martinage has held the Certified Association Executive (CAE) designation.