IIDA NE YEARBOOK 2018

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Make Your Mark: A Look Back on June 2017 - June 2018 in IIDA New England

CONTENTS

1

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

2

MAKE YOUR MARK

3

LET TER FROM THE PRESIDENT

4

MEMBERSHIP, ADVOCACY

PROFESSIONNAL DEVELOPMENT

5

ART UNCORKED

EMERGING LEADERS

16-17

6-7

PHILANTHROPY

DESIGN AWARDS

18-21

8-11

BUSINESS LEADERS

BREAKFAST

FASHION SHOW

22-24

12-14

PROVIDENCE

CITY CENTER

SPONSORSHIP

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STUDENT AFFAIRS

HARTFORD

CITY CENTER

26-27

COMMUNICATIONS

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LET TER FROM VP OF

COMMUNICATIONS

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President

Matthew Hyatt, AIA, IIDA, LEED AP BD+C // Bergmeyer

President Elect

Stefanie Comeau, IIDA, LEED AP ID+C // CBT Architects

Immediate Past President

Paul Lewandowski, IIDA AIA LEED AP NCARB // Scott Simons

Architects

Vice President Of Professional Development

Gable Clarke, IIDA // SGA

Vice President Of Hartford City Center

Amanda Cleveland, IIDA // Silver/Petrucelli + Associates

Vice President Of Membership

Lisa Desjardins, Industry IIDA // Teknion, Llc

Vice President Of Philanthropy

Anna Dockery, IIDA // Unispace

Vice President Of Sponsorship

Kara Hanson, IIDA // Gensler

Vice President Of Communications

Brittany Kane, IIDA // Colwen Design-XSS Hotels

Vice President Of Providence City Center

Meaghan Kennedy, IIDA // Bergmeyer

Vice President Of Chapter Events

Mai Nguyen, Industry IIDA // Spinneybeck/Filzfelt

BOARD OF DIRECTORS 2017-2018

Vice President Of Advocacy

Aimee Schefano, Associate IIDA // Symmes Maini & Mckee

Associates

Vice President Of Student Affairs

Amanda Vicari, IIDA // SGA

Chapter Administrator

Jessica Bartram, CMP

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MAKE YOUR MARK

LOOKING BACK…

A YEAR OF RENEWED FOCUS HAS RESULTED IN STRONGER

CONNECTIONS WITHIN OUR CITY CENTERS AND A REVITALIZATION

OF OUR PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMS.

THROUGH THIS PAST YEAR’S NETWORKING EVENTS, DESIGN PROFESSIONALS

FROM THE NEW ENGLAND AREA HAVE SOLIDIFIED PARTNERSHIPS AMONG

THEIR PEERS, OTHER CITY CENTERS AND THE NEXT GENERATION OF DESIGNERS.

TO CELEBRATE THIS YEARS’ SUCCESS, THE IIDA NE YEARBOOK

REFLECTS UPON OUR LASTING MARK ON OUR DESIGN COMMUNITY.

WHY MAKE YOUR MARK?

EACH OF OUR COMMITTEES HAS MADE AN

IMPACT BY:

HOSTING CEU SESSIONS

INSIGHTFUL EDUCATIONAL EVENTS LIKE THE BLB

RAISING MONEY FOR LOCAL CHARITIES

CONNECTING PROFESSIONALS AND STUDENTS

DEVELOPING MENTORSHIP PROGRAMS

CAREER DAY

NETWORKING OPPORTUNITIES

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LETTER FROM THE

PRESIDENT

To make one’s mark is to leave a lasting impression, and that’s just

what our IIDA community did this year. From delighting guests

at our signature events to supporting our many philanthropic

partners; from providing a record number continuing education

programs to launching new efforts to connect our city centers;

from building strong bi-partisan support through our legislative

efforts to fostering new collaborations with allied associations,

these pages not only recognize the efforts of our dedicated

volunteers but remind us all of the memories, the impressions,

we created together over the last twelve months. Our third IIDA

New England yearbook, Make Your Mark, is both a celebration

of the amazing talents and dedication of our volunteers and

a call to action to all of our members. As a chapter, we’re

blessed to have nearly ¼ of our members engaged in the

work of our many committees -- and there’s always room for

more. Get involved. Share your passion. Make your mark!

See you next year!

Matt Hyatt IIDA, AIA, LEED AP BD+C

IIDA NE President 2017-2018

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ADVOCACY

IIDA New England advocates for the legal

recognition, support and protection of the

Interior Design profession. Interior Design

legislation helps establish and maintain

professional standards that protect the health,

safety and welfare of the general public. IIDA

firmly believes that legal recognition, achieved

through licensing, registration, and certification

brings uniformity to the profession, defines

responsibility, and encourages excellence in

the Interior Design industry. Visit the Advocacy

page at www.iidane.org to learn more.

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

IIDA New England’s Professional Development

committee focuses on providing a variety

of learning opportunities throughout the

year. From seminars to CEU’s to tours, our

mission is to bring value to designers of all

skill levels. Visit the Profession Development

page at www.iidane.org to learn more

about continuing education opportunities.

MOST MEMORABLE MOMENT THIS PAST YEAR?

The Power of Effective Communication was a very

well-received event. Our guest speaker Theresa

Whiting offered invaluable tips and guidance.

MEMBERSHIP

The Membership Committee is charged

with creating an environment in which the

Association will provide new members with

orientation and information to assist them in

becoming acclimated to the IIDA organization.

IIDA offers members excellent networking

opportunities and tangible benefits for education,

inspiration, and professional development.

IIDA works to advance the value of interior

design and its practitioners as well as to cultivate

leadership within the profession. By becoming

a member you are making the decision to be

an informed member of the design community.

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COMMIT TEE MISSION:

Art Uncorked is a remarkable networking opportunity

featuring the talent and creativity of many from

within our own Architecture and Interior Design

community. The art offered for the silent auction

includes paintings, photography, jewelry, stationery

and more. “Art Uncorked’s mission is to raise funds

for a philanthropic charity while showcasing artistic

talents of our diverse community.”

A R T U N C O R K E D

GROUP MEMBERS:

CLAUDIA DICESARE

ALLEN HULL

MARY GALLAGHER

ELISA FRANKLIN

CHELSEA SNOW

HOLLY HAUSER

DEBBIE EPSTEIN

JOANNA JACKSON

HALEY FRUSHOUR

KAYLEIGH FRASER

SAMANTHA GIORDANO

ANNA DOCKERY

CLAIRE PURMORT

YUNJUNG CHO

RACHEL WINSTON

LYNN SORTERUP

LUKE TANGUAY

KERRI ESTANO

YVONNE DUMAS

HALEY PALAZZOLA

JENNIFER SERVIES

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P H I L A N T H R O P Y

GROUP MEMBERS:

STEFANIE COMEAU

RACHEL WINSTON

ANNA DOCKERY

ALYSSA MERULLO

KAIT MCKENNA

LUKE TANGUAY

HOLLY HAUSER

ANA GANNON

JOHN HASSON

LYNN SORTERUP

YOLANDA SHEEHAN

DARIAN BURCH

MALLORY SCHOENDORF

VERONICA EMIG

CLAIRE PURMORT

BETHANY BURNS

COMMIT TEE MISSION:

The IIDA New England Chapter Philanthropy

Committee strives to inspire designers and industry

members to give back to local organizations which

we believe have honorable missions to serve

our community. Our efforts go to support these

organizations through coordination of volunteer

activities, donation drives, and monetary gifts

provided by successful events sponsored by our

IIDA chapter. By advertising and encouraging

participation, members of our professional

community come together to serve a common

cause. Our work is incredibly rewarding as we

witness the impact our committee’s events make

from year to year, not only by the essential support

we help provide to local organizations, but also

the relationships that have grown within our

professional community from participation. We

as a committee help bring joy and appreciation

to local New Englanders which in turn brings

happiness to all of the design community members

who contribute.

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HOLIDAY CRAFT NIGHT

Event location: Knoll

ITALIAN HOME FOR CHILDREN DECORATING

DAY

Event location: Italian Home for Children

30 Attendees!

Total money raised: Spread IIDA holiday cheer

by decorating five living rooms and a chapel at

the Italian Home for Children.

Event Highlight: We split into teams to decorate

each of the five living rooms at the Home -

all of which included their own fireplace and

holiday tree! After lunch, we toured each room

and it was incredible to see the creativity and

resourcefulness of our volunteers. Each room

was carefully decorated with much thought

and care, with special touches including

personalized stockings hung on the fireplace

mantel!

Number of attendees at event: 100

Charity supported: Italian Home for Children

(Decorations) and Heading Home (Decorations

and Winter Break Basket Collection)

Total money raised: Over 100 ornaments

and decorations produced and 18 Winter

Break Baskets (at $250 value/each) collected!

CRADLES TO CRAYONS VOLUNTEER DAY

AND COLLECTION EVENT

We collected over 15 boxes of children’s items

from design firms and product reps/manufactures

throughout the city.

Event location: Cradles to Crayons Giving Factory,

Brighton, MA

15 Attendees!

Charity supported: Cradles to Crayons

Blooper moment of the event: Lots of interesting

clothing donated including the items modeled by

some of our volunteers in this photo.

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COMMITTEE MISSION

The Business Leaders Breakfast unites people

from the design profession and the business

community to discuss contemporary workplace

issues and to receive insights and inspiration

from prominent business leaders. It is the region’s

premier networking and promotional event for

professionals in interior design, architecture,

construction, engineering, real estate and furniture

industries, as well as their clients.

GROUP MEMBERS:

B U S I N E S S L E A D E R S

B R E A K FA S T

WENDY TABOR

ESTHER NUNES

HOLYN NICKERSON

ANNA DEMARE

ERIN POLANSKY

SANDI COOPER

ALLISON WATERS

CLAUDIA DICESAR

MEGAN GEORGE

JAY PHILOMENA

MELANIE MANLEY

STEPHEN MEHRTENS

EMILY MODOONO

LEAH RAABE

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EVENT DESCRIPTION: The BLB is a yearly breakfast event that occurs

every spring in the Boston area. It is accompanied with an Honoree Reception

the night before to celebrate the particular influential person within the

community that will be recognized at the breakfast. The breakfast highlight

is an enthusiastic speaker. The speaker engages people and allows them to

take a break from their daily grind and get inspired by a specific topic, a

different way of thinking or current trending issues. It is a great social event

to connect with peers and create energy in the New England IIDA community.

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Charity supported:

Raw Art Works

550 attendees at event

Event honoree :

Diane Dunnel of

Margulies Perruzzi

Architects

Event speaker:

Mel Robbins

.2CEUs credits earned

Event location:

The Westin Boston

Waterfront

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MOST MEMORABLE MOMENT THIS PAST YEAR?

The most memorable moment is always the actual event. It’s a time

where we are all excited to see the outcome of all the work we put forth

over the year and a moment of relief/sadness that it’s actually over.

EVENT HIGHLIGHT

Having the speaker sit at our table, we didn’t have enough seats so she

shared one with me!(I guess this would be our blooper moment as well).

She was fabulous! Our honoree was amazing, and I’m sure we will see great

things from our Emerging Leader we recognized; Kim Boutwell, Baker Design.

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14TH ANNUAL CROQUET TOURNAMENT

COMMITTEE MISSION

To continue the success of past years of Croquet

while improving to make it a great day for everyone.

EVENT DESCRIPTION

The Providence City Center of IIDA New England

was pleased to hold our 14th Annual Croquet event

which was once again sold out. This dynamic event

highlighted the competitive, yet friendly spirit of our

local Design community and its myriad of partners.

For those that were able to join us, we hope that you

enjoyed an unforgettable day of Croquet, Networking,

Dining, and Awards!

P R O V I D E N C E C I T Y

C E N T E R

MEAGHAN KENNEDY

BETHANY BURNS

JENNA BOSCIO

SIOBHAN HADDELAN

KRISTEN FAGAN

LEWAYNE FISHER

AMANDA BROWN

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HABITAT FOR HUMANITY

E V E N T L O C AT I O N :

Cranston, RI

E V E N T D E S C R I P T I O N :

We had a fun day of painting outside for Habitat

for Humanity West Bay. We painted the exterior of a

group home for disabled men.

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CHARITY SUPPORTED:

West Bay Habitat for

Humanity

H A R V E S T N I G H T

E V E N T L O C AT I O N :

Franklin Farm,

Cumberland, RI

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CHARITY SUPPORTED:

RI Food Bank

#IIDA HARVEST NIGHT

E V E N T D E S C R I P T I O N :

The Providence City Center of IIDA New England’s first harvest night was

a success. We had beautiful weather at Franklin Farm in Cumberland, RI.

Designers, representatives, architects and their children picked squash and

cucumbers. The veggies picked this night were donated to the Woonsocket

RI Food Pantries. It was a great night and will become an annual event.

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COMMITTEE MISSION

To motivate students as they enter the profession

of interior design while strengthening the design

community by supporting students as the future of

our industry.

HOW DO YOU MAKE YOUR MARK?

Our committee strives to empower students with

the knowledge we wished someone had shared

with us and offer advice and perspective on early

career opportunities and decision points.

AMANDA VICARI

I I D A N E S T U D E N T S

LISA BONNET

DANIELLE DICKERMAN

TEAGAN JEFFORDS

JENNA MEYERS

MARISSA WALCZAK

KARA MAZZOT TA

GABRIELLE PITOCCO

LINDSEY HEAD

HOW HAS YOUR COMMITTEE HELPED TO

EDUCATE OUR IIDA NE COMMUNITY?

Through programs such as Career Day, Portfolio Day, and the

Mentorship Program, our committee aims to give students

perspective on early career choices and networking opportunities

afforded through involvement with IIDA NE.

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MOST MEMORABLE

MOMENT OF PAST YEAR?

Continuously connecting

students with designers at each

of our events and (hopefully)

kick-starting a great career for

them!


KRISTIN PERKINS

COMMITTEE MISSION

To recognize and empower the emerging leaders

at each design firm and give them the tools they

need to continue their development as a leader

amongst their peers and within their firms.

HOW DO YOU MAKE YOUR MARK?

By bringing together the emerging leaders at

each firm, we aim to help the community at

large become more connected and educated

about the many faces of our craft.

RYANNE ANDERSON

EMERGING LEADERS

PAUL LEWANDOWSKI

EMERGING LEADERS:

ALYSSA TOMPKINS

ANI MOUSHIGIAN

EMILY BULKELEY

CHARLOT TE GREEN

DOROTHY DEAK

CORIE LYNN SMITH

GABBY PICARELLO

KRISTYN HILL

JULIE JAENICKE

KELSEY CREAMER

LAURA TOMLINSON

LAUREN ECKER

LUKE TANGUAY

MOLLY SHERMAN

OLIVIA PERRY

RACHEL WINSTON

BRE REBOCA

ANDY VIEIRA

EMILY WASHEK

CHRIS BOEHN

KENDRA MORALES

STEPHANIE LOPEZ DE

VERZANA

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E M E R G I N G

L E A D E R S


MOST MEMORABLE MOMENT?

The Power of Effective Communication was a very well-received event. Our guest

speaker Theresa Whiting offered invaluable tips and guidance.

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COMMITTEE MISSION

The IIDA New England Design Awards program

recognizes design excellence in commercial and

residential interior design throughout New England, and

celebrates the teamwork required to deliver outstanding

design. The event has continued to grow over the years

to expand the reach of IIDA through New England, as

well as connect with more professionals and students.

MARCUS HAMBLIN

HEATHER BRUNINI

D E S I G N AWA R D S

RYAN AKERS

CARLY BASSET T

SVETLANA BEKKER

MEGHAN BILDNER

ANNAMARIE COYNE

TOMMY DEROSA

CHARLOT TE DE SANTIS

REBECCA DURANTE

JENNIFER GREGOIRE

CAITLIN GREENWOOD

KARA HANSON

COLLEEN HIGGINS

TEAGAN JEFFORDS

JOSH MAT TESTON

KELLY MCFERRAN

KARA MCGUANE

BRIAN POT TER

JEREMY RODGERS

ASHLEY SISWICK

MAI NGUYEN

JESSICA BARTRAM

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MOST MEMORABLE MOMENT?

The new venue, and the excitement surrounding it! And taking a selfie on

stage with the entire crowd. We can’t believe how much this event has grown!

HOW DO YOU MAKE YOUR MARK?

The committee is comprised of multiple design and construction professionals. The

incredible team work has made it possible for the event to grow each year. There are

diverse perspectives, and committee members aren’t afraid of taking on a challenge.

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HOW HAS YOUR COMMITTEE HELPED TO EDUCATE OUR IIDA NE COMMUNITY?

The committee’s hard work has grown the event into a larger, more anticipated

awards evening for individuals working within many different facets of the industry.

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EVENT DESCRIPTION:

Wednesday, March 14, 2018

Black Tie Attire

Boston Park Plaza, 50 Park Plaza, Boston

NUMBER OF ATTENDEES AT EVENT: 800

CHARITY SUPPORTED: RAW ART

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COMMITTEE MISSION

Our mission is to grow the IIDA NE Fashion Show to

be the best annual unconventional fashion show in

the country, thereby promoting the collaboration

and creativity of our members on a national scale.

MELISA DONATO

ALLISON JONES

F A S H I O N S H O W

MAT T HYAT T

CHRIS HUFF

KRISTA EASTERLY

MAI NGUYEN

MARTY SMITH

LEAH RAABE

JIM HORNOR

ROUBA HAYKAL

STEPHANIE COMEAU

SVETLANA BEKKER

SUZANNE PETRI

KRIS ESPOSITO

KARA LACHARITE

JENNIFER BAKER

JEN IMBARO

LYNDSEY ALMON

JOSHUA CUNNINGHAM

THOMAS DOE

RIA KNAPP

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HOW DOES YOUR COMMITTEE MAKE ITS MARK ON THE IIDA NE COMMUNITY?:

Our fashion show is the largest one of its kind out of all the other chapters across the US.

IIDA NE’s largest annual event. Two dozen interior design firms and design schools pair

with industry manufacturers to make fashions exclusively from the tools to their trade.

HOW HAS YOUR COMMITTEE HELPED TO EDUCATE OUR IIDA NE COMMUNITY?

To show how fiercely creative the New England market is

and how we raise the bar every single year.

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EVENT LOCATION:

Boston Convention Center

NUMBER OF ATTENDEES AT EVENT:

1700 attendees in the room, an

additional 2000 joined via the world

wide web, from places as far as

Armenia, United Kingdom, Japan,

Australia, and more.

CHARITY SUPPORTED:

Youth Build

TOTAL MONEY RAISED:

$5000

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COMMITTEE MISSION

To provide excellent concierge service to our valued

chapter sponsors that encourages them to return to

sponsor year after year, therefore raising awareness,

excitement, and funds for the organization.

HOW DOES YOUR COMMITTEE MAKE ITS

MARK ON THE IIDA NE COMMUNITY?

By enlisting the help and partnership of industry members

from all over New England, we ensure the organization

will have sufficient funds to produce a memorable series

of events. When chapter sponsors return for the

following year, that is when we are assured our efforts

are beneficial to all.

S P O N S O R S H I P

KARA HANSON

AMELIA PAPADAKIS

KAMRAN NAFISSI

JEANINE COSENTINO

LOON MOUNTAIN SKI EVENT

HOW HAS YOUR COMMITTEE HELPED TO

EDUCATE OUR IIDA NE COMMUNITY?

By teaming with these important chapter sponsors,

we spread the message and mission of the

organization not just to designers, but to our

everyday partners as well all across New England.

MOST MEMORABLE MOMENT OF PAST YEAR?

In 2017 we had the largest number of chapter sponsors to

date. It speaks to the value of the organization

and the benefits of becoming a chapter sponsor!

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COMMITTEE MISSION

Our mission is to provide the design community with

programs to support their growth as a professional;

starting with a presence in our local universities with

an IIDA student chapter and mentorship programs, to

recent graduates and seasoned professionals looking

to maintain an edge in a changing market.

HOW DOES YOUR COMMITTEE MAKE ITS

MARK ON THE IIDA NE COMMUNITY?

It provides a needed opportunity for people from all

facets of our industry the chance to come together and

get to know each other outside of projects as well as

do something positive for our Connecticut community

by helping bring joy to children who are most in need.

H A R T F O R D C I T Y

C E N T E R

AMANDA HASTINGS

DEB GEARTY

HEATHER GREENSTEIN

BET TY HORNE

BRET T BERRY

KIM COURCHESNE

AMANDA CLEVELAND

MELISSA KALINOWSKI

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HOLIDAY GALA MISSION

To host a fun and fabulous end of the year social event,

where we collect gifts children through our Covenant to

Care charity, as well as raises funds to support IIDA and

future IIDA CT events. For 2017 our goal was to showcases

the work of the CT design firms, local dealerships

and our vendors by introducing a slideshow where all

attendees could submit a slide of their favorite projects!

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C O M M U N I C AT I O N S

BRIT TANY KANE

JIM HORNOR

SARAH LONG

AMANDA VIGNEAU

JILLIAN WELENC

ELIZABETH ARKINS

ASHLEY PERKINS

JOSHUA CUNNINGHAM

MAUREEN LYNE

STEPHANIE GRIEBEL

SARAH SHIELDS

SHAWN GARGIULO

SAMANTHA LARSEN

COMMITTEE MISSION

To promote what firms and interior designers are doing

at a greater level. Feature more educational resources

for our members including CEUs and event database.

Collaborate at a higher level with other committees so

that members can hear their stories and what they’ve

been working on.

HOW DO YOU MAKE YOUR MARK?

The Communications Committee is the web that

ties all of the committees together and shares their

info with our members. We are constantly working

to improve our reach and utilize the best methods

of communication. This year was momentous for us

with the launch of the new website. This allowed

us to create one platform for all of our databases

so that we can be more efficient as an organization

and have a stronger influence on our community.

HOW HAS YOUR COMMITTEE HELPED TO

EDUCATE OUR IIDA NE COMMUNITY?

Our committee helps to educate IIDA NE community

through our e-mail newsletters and social media

platforms. We are the voice for many committees. The

Wire newsletter features relevant articles on projects/

designers in our community as well as more in depth

info on events and professional development courses.

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LETTER FROM THE VP OF

COMMUNICATIONS

I hope you enjoyed viewing our third annual IIDA New England

Chapter Yearbook, Make Your Mark. This has been a labor of love

and something we are proud to carry on the tradition of. From

the Communications Committee’s perspective Making Your Mark

is the collaboration we are fortunate enough to have with all of

the committees, to help them succeed in their events/programs and

continuing to bring their innovative ideas to life. I would like to take a

moment to give a deserving thank you to the committee: Sarah Shields,

Stephanie Griebel, and Elizabeth Arkins. Your hard work, dedication, and

significant hours spent on this yearbook are greatly appreciated. Without

you, we wouldn’t have this collection of memories and achievements

to look back on every year and share with our IIDA community.

This year’s theme is a reflection of our goals and vision that we

have been working towards as a whole. Each year the board meets

to discuss our successes and areas for improvement, always keeping

a focus on what we can do better or add to our programs. In

2017-2018 we have worked to implement and strategize each committee

on how we can best “make our mark” on IIDA NE. I invite you to

take a moment to reflect on this as you look through this yearbook

and see how we have all played an important role in this community.

Thank you for your support and positive feedback to keep this vision

moving forward. As always, we welcome any feedback or suggestions

for next year. Our goal is to make this a staple for IIDA New

England and something we can all look back on over the years.

All my best,

Brittany Kane

VP of Communications

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IIDA NEW ENGLAND CHAPTER/ 2017-2018 YEARBOOK Committee:

Brittany Kane | VP OF COMMUNICATIONS, EDITOR

Elizabeth Arkins | EDITORIAL GRAPHIC DESIGNER, COORDINATOR

Stephanie Griebel | EDITORIAL GRAPHIC DESIGNER

Sarah Shields | COPY CONTENT EDITOR

Professional Photos Credit:

Kim Neal | Design Awards, Fashion Show, Business Leaders Breakfast,

Providence City Center- Croquet

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