NewGround Promotes Susan Fischer to Director of Interior Design

­ Fischer to lead interior design team serving clients coast to coast

CHESTERFIELD, Mo., July 28, 2020–NewGround, a St. Louis-based innovative architecture, design, and project management firm, is excited to announce the promotion of Susan Fischer to Director of Interior Design effective July 27, with Jill Schumaier’s impending retirement later this year.

Susan has 15 years of commercial interior design experience working with clients in the financial, corporate, retail, and hospitality sectors. She brings an impressive organizational skill set, excellent client relations, and high-quality design experience to succeed in her new management role.

“I’ve always strived to create extraordinary spaces that reinforce company culture, drive brand loyalty, and improve employee well-being. I’m grateful to NewGround for the opportunity to lead our outstanding interior design team,” said Susan Fischer, Director of Interior Design at NewGround.

As a Registered Interior Designer with NCIDQ and LEED Green Associate certifications, Susan upholds the industry’s highest design standards and has brought a plethora of experience, expertise, and commitment to NewGround’s Design Team. Susan has led over 70 NewGround projects as a Senior Interior Designer.  Notable projects include Mabrey Bank’s flagship branch in Oklahoma City, OK; Community Resource Credit Union’s corporate headquarters in Baytown, Texas; and Chartway Federal Credit Union’s nationwide new branch design.

“Susan brings a wealth of experience to our team, and we are excited about her accomplishments in her career here at NewGround,” said Jill Schumaier, Director of Interior Design at NewGround. “I know I can trust Susan will continue to lead NewGround toward success and produce maximum client satisfaction after my retirement at the end of this year.”

Susan joined the NewGround team in August 2014 as a Senior Interior Designer and holds a Bachelor of Science in Housing and Interior Design from Missouri State University.

About NewGround
NewGround is the industry thought-leader in strategy, innovative design, and project management, and has been for over 100 years. We help financial institutions master the power of their space to create the next generation workplace and retail solutions. At NewGround, we are driven by our core values of: Service, Excellence, Innovation, Collaboration, and Communication. Headquartered in St. Louis, Missouri, NewGround maintains corporate offices in Chicago, Illinois, Honolulu, Hawaii, and Waterloo, Ontario, with a regional presence throughout the U.S. For more information, visit NewGround at




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