ADVISORS

The Global Design Post is honored to call the following list of talented and accomplished people advisors.

Each was asked because of their unique talents and the influence they have had on our lives.  They have been so much a part of our journeys, that it only felt right that they should join us on this one!

Virginia Ball — Advisor - Interior Design
For over 30 years, Virginia Ball with her firm V B Designs, Inc. has created residential and commercial spaces for a wide variety of clients. Virginia has designed and coordinated large residential projects from Malibu to Paris. She is held in the highest esteem for her distinctive creative vision, exceedingly strong communication skills and passion for design. As principal in charge of the day-to-day design details, Virginia maintains the highest level of quality, processing the interactions between the Client, Architect, Consultants, contractors and suppliers. Her ability to create a coherent backdrop of organized design documents and specifications is invaluable as part of the design process. Some of Virginia’s portfolio highlights include a 16,000 square foot residence in Paris, a Malibu residence for the owner of the Four Seasons Hotel Los Angeles, and multiple 5-star properties for Fairmont Hotels & Resorts.
Julie Fenster — Advisor- Legal
Julie Fenster is founder of the Office of Julie R. Fenster, a boutique legal practice specializing in the legal and business aspects of the rapidly converging worlds of publishing, broadcasting and Internet information services, advertising, direct marketing and e-commerce. She has over 20 years of experience working with companies in digital media and technology. She currently serves as General Counsel at Vibrant Media Inc. Prior to founding the Office of Julie R. Fenster, Julie served as VP, Business Affairs & General Counsel at Everyday Health, Inc., a leading online health information services company. Previously, she was VP, Law and Business Affairs at Time Inc. New Media. She also held leadership positions as General Manager at ParentTime LLC, and EVP, Strategy and Business Development at Worth Interactive. Julie began her legal career at the leading firm Simpson Thacher & Bartlett. She is currently a member of the New York state bar and former President of the Board of the Center for Children's Initiatives, Inc. Julie studied at St. Hilda's College, Oxford University, earned an AB at Brown University, and received a JD from the University of Pennsylvania Law School.
Eileen Slora — Advisor - Interior Design
Eileen is the retired Executive Director, Interior Design for FRHI Hotels and Resorts (Fairmont, Raffles, Swissotel) with over 30 years of experience in hospitality design. With her global design experience reviewing and directing numerous multi-million dollar luxury hotels, residential and mixed-use projects from North America to Europe, Middle East, and Asia, she now consults in the 5-star hotel market. She recognizes that today's hotel clients are well-traveled, globally sophisticated and technologicaly savy, necessitating spaces that always make them feel comfortable, welcome and at home. She acknowledges interior design as a core element to a properties’ success combining great design ideas with efficient operations. Eileen continues to research and evaluate current trends in the hospitality market to ensure that the company remains competitive in a globally evolving marketplace. Eileen is responsible for creating and implementing the Brand Design Standards for FRHI, a company that is a leader in the industry for their green practices, and luxury design. She continues to review what existing design firms are creating and what new firms that have come into the market place offer, to ensure that the most capable and proven designers are hired for FRHI. Eileen has a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Massachusetts.
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