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Virginia A. Munson Presented with the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award by Marquis Who's Who

Ms. Munson has been endorsed by Marquis Who's Who as a leader in the interior design industry

Renowned for her work, Virginia A. Munson enjoyed the opportunity to work on many great projects over the years.

    LAKE FOREST, IL, August 12, 2019 /24-7PressRelease/ -- Marquis Who's Who, the world's premier publisher of biographical profiles, is proud to present Virginia A. Munson with the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award. An accomplished listee, Ms. Munson celebrates many years' experience in her professional network, and has been noted for achievements, leadership qualities, and the credentials and successes she has accrued in her field. As in all Marquis Who's Who biographical volumes, individuals profiled are selected on the basis of current reference value. Factors such as position, noteworthy accomplishments, visibility, and prominence in a field are all taken into account during the selection process.

Leading an illustrious career as an interior designer and decorator for more than 50 years, Ms. Munson established her own business, Virginia Munson Interiors, in 1967. Located in Lake Forest, she serves as the owner and the president, responsible for the day to day operations of running her business, as well as working closely with clients to achieve their goals. Renowned for her work, Ms. Munson enjoyed the opportunity to work on many great projects over the years. Her favorite, perhaps, was decorating an apartment the Pullman Company retained for their customers in Water Tower Place in Chicago.

Involved with a broad range of charitable and civic organizations, Ms. Munson served on the Board of the Dumbarton House, The National Headquarters for The National Society of The Colonial Dames of America in Washington, D.C., from 2006 and 2019. She was President of The National Society of The Colonial Dames of America in the State of Illinois from 1982 to 1984, and was on their Roll of Honor and on their Board from 1978 to 2019. She was also involved with the Illinois Regent to Gunston Hall in Lorton, VA from 1997 to 2005. Additionally, Ms. Munson was Associate Trustee to Friends of Sulgrave Manor, Sulgrave, England, from 1994 to 1996. She has served in many capacities with the Church of the Holy Spirit in Lake Forest, including on their Alter Guild since 1980. She served as President of the Lake Forest Chapter of the Infant Welfare Society of Chicago from 1978 to 1980.

Honored with a Certificate of Merit for outstanding contributions to her community in the field of human relations in 1965, Ms. Munson later received recognition for her service to the city of Lake Forest, which was granted by the Historic Preservation Commission. She was notably a member of the Commission from 2005 to 2011. Additionally, Ms. Munson was honored in 2012 by The National Society of The Colonial Dames of America with a Special Recognition Citation in the State of Illinois for exceptional service to the community; she is the only person to receive this honor.

In her academic efforts, Ms. Munson attended Bennett Junior College where she obtained an Associate of Arts in 1952. She was an allied member of the American Society of Interior Designers between 1978 and 2014. She has also been active with several avocational organizations such as the Society of Mayflower Descendants and the Contemporary Club of Chicago. A celebrated Marquis listee, she has been featured in the 54th through 59th editions of Who's Who in America, as well as several editions of Who's Who in the Midwest, Who's Who in the World, and Who's Who of American Women.

In recognition of outstanding contributions to her profession and the Marquis Who's Who community, Virginia A. Munson has been featured on the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement website. Please visit for more information about this honor.

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