4L. How long have you been involved with IIDA and why is it important to you?
AS. I have been an IIDA member since 2007 and actively involved since 2015 in both the Mid-Atlantic and Indiana chapters. IIDA is important to me because of the immense growth opportunity it has provided me to try new things outside of my day to day.
4L. Why is IIDA important to interior designers and the industry?
AS. IIDA is important to interior designers because of the role it plays in advancing the profession through education, legislation, leadership and community outreach.
4L. What do you hope to do with your role during your term?
AS. I hope to work to continue to grow the position of IIDA as the best place to find resources for professional development opportunities for all phases in one’s career.
4L. Why should firms/industry manufacturers be a part of IIDA?
AS. Anyone who is an advocate of the interior design profession should consider getting involved with IIDA. The more we support and sharpen one another, the more the entire profession advances which means greater opportunity for everyone.