A&D Says ‘Farewell’ to Jennifer Busch, Editor in Chief of Contract

JTB-headshot-LG-9 The only sure thing in life is that change is inevitable–and that time has come for Contract. Jennifer Thiele Busch, Hon. IIDA, who has served as our magazine's editor in chief since 1999, will be leaving us at the end of March to become vice president, marketing A&D, for InterfaceFLOR, based in Atlanta. She will assume her new position on April 4 and will continue to be located in New York. 

Contract wishes Jennifer the best in her new role and will greatly miss her leadership, vision, and delightful personality and fun that she has brought to Contract! (Read more at ContractDesign.com) We invite the A&D commuinity to leave your well wishes and to share some of your favorite Contract-related memories with Jennifer. Just leave it in the comments section below.


  1. In the 20+ years I've known Jennifer, she has carried Contrct through extensive and impressive changes in title, format, content, depth and quality. Always a pleasure to work with, she is also a wonderful, dear friend. I will miss her at the magazine, and wish her the best of success at Interface. We'll still have lunch though, right??

  2. I can't say enough about Jennifer. Work – was never really "work"…it was always fun and enlightening. Her dedication and enthusiasm was contagious and the design world is a better place because of her. I wish you all the very best, Jennifer…and let's continue to have fun!

  3. While it's hard to see Jennifer leave Contract, I'm also very excited for her bright future. I worked with her for over three years and witnessed her commitment, passion, and integrity first-hand, and I'm sure that she will do brilliantly in her next venture. I am also extremely grateful for all that Jennifer taught me….I always say that working at Contract was like going back to school for another degree, and I have Jennifer and the amazing team she assembled to thank for that. All the very best to you, Jennifer!

  4. Jennifer, I can't say enough how happy I am for you and how proud I am to have worked for you. Your energy and excitement and your wealth of knowledge about the design world is unparalleled amongst your peers! Best of luck to you at Interface. They are very lucky to be gaining you.

  5. Jennifer was one of the first editors I met when I started my career in Public Relations (way back when). She was then, and has continued to be, very personable, accessible, insightful, and a pleasure to work with. And she is extremely funny! I wish Jennifer the best in her new endeavor, and hope we have an opportunity to work together again.

  6. Jennifer, you will be missed. You did such an amazing job. I will miss your smiling face at the Best of NeoCon awards breakfast.

    I will always remember our cross country Sun Micro round table that you moderated (with child).

    Best to you in your new adventure…they are fortunate to have you!