This month, we are pleased to introduce you to Alexia Malamis, the Association For Creative Industries’ (AFCI) senior manager of Finance Management and Accounting Services. Alexia oversees all of the Association’s accounting activities.

Where are you from?

I’ve always lived in the Chicago area. I grew up in Palos Hills, Illinois. I moved to the city of Chicago during college and stayed there for 10 years. Now I live in Elmhurst, Illinois.

What’s your favorite craft and/or hobby?

I really enjoy creative activities, especially when it comes to decorating for parties. Designing tablescapes is my favorite part. I enjoy running outdoors and have completed two marathons. Working out and shopping for bargains are also passions of mine.

Any cool DIY projects you’ve tackled?

I’ve worked with three of my kids on their state projects. I have one more to go in two years for my youngest son!

What’s a creative project you’d like to try?

I love using different fabrics when I decorate and want to continue incorporating different textured fabrics—smooth, bumpy, fuzzy, shiny—in my party décor.

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