IIDA New England Committee Openings

Want to make the most of your IIDA membership? Join one the many IIDA New England Committees today! Extend your professional network, enhance your leadership skills, and take advantage of numerous opportunities for professional development . . .all while having a great time in support of the interior design industry!

Below is a list of our Committees and current openings. Please reach out to the appropriate individual listed to inquire. We look forward to having you be a part of our team!

"So excited to be a part of a group willing to do everything it takes and beyond to create community in our industry. This committee is equal parts give and receive and I’m grateful for the trust and support I get to assist in our common goal."  - Lyndsey Almon, Union Office Interiors

"Joining this committee is one of the best things I've ever done in my life. Such an amazing group of talented people, always willing to pitch in and give it their absolute all, and well beyond. Ya'll came into my life when it was imploding, appreciating me for my purple sparkles, and geeky spreadsheets, and I couldn't be more proud to be a part of this group. Last night felt like such an enormous success." So much energy and excitement in the room. I'm proud of us!" - Jen Imbaro, Sasaki


ABX Committee

Committee Size:  10 (currently 4 openings)

IIDA New England is joining forces with ABX to transform the largest annual design and construction industry event in the Northeast into the premier trade show for the interior design community in New England – on par with BDNY and NeoCon.  It’s time for Boston to have a design expo that’s focused on the design of interiors!  Starting in 2019, ABX will feature seminars accredited for IDCEC CEUs, a “interiors hub” on the trade show floor featuring the latest in interior design finishes, furnishings and lighting products, and multiple opportunities to connect and network with fellow interior designers, owners, architects, and contractors.  We need YOUR help to make this new joint venture a huge success.

What you’ll get:  Be a part of the first-ever team working to broaden the focus of ABX to include interiors design, interior finishes, furnishings, decorative lighting and practical knowledge geared towards interior design in the Boston market (i.e. renovations and adaptive reuse, tenant fit outs).

What IIDA NE gets:  Promotion and recognition of the practice of interior design; A revenue share of all attendee registrations and exhibitor sales.

What you’ll do: 

  • Solicit interest session proposals from IIDA members, interior designers, and industry partners
  • Work with reps to encourage the development of unique CEUs to be launched during ABX
  • Help evaluate and select interest sessions to be presented at ABX
  • Register all interest sessions for IDCEC credit
  • Design and Project Manager the creation of the “interior design hub” at ABX – a zone of the trade show floor dedicated to all things “interiors”
  • Promote the sale of trade show floor space to IIDA industry members, dealerships, showrooms, manufacturers (i.e. potential exhibitors)
  • Develop, contract, and execute 2-3 events during ABX (lunch, cocktails, etc.) to be hosted by IIDA for our members within the “hub”
  • Develop IIDA member discounting models for show floor space and attendee tickets
  • Promote ABX via IIDA NE social media channels
  • Work with ABX leadership to track sales and attendee registrations
  • Serve as onsite liaison during set-up, show days and breakdown to ensure proper execution
  • Work closely with ABX show management on overall vision, execution plan, logistics, marketing, budget, product procurement/sponsorship, etc.

 Email your interest to Matt Hyatt, Past President, at [email protected]


2020 Design Awards Committee

Committee Size:  20

Who we’re looking for:  IIDA members who are personable, creative, hardworking, organized and work well within a team setting. Not a member yet? Click here to learn more about membership or call IIDA at 888.799.4432!

What you’ll get:  The Design Awards is the premier event to showcase the amazing projects throughout New England. Over 750 guests come together to recognize and celebrate the collaborative work of the entire industry. As part of IIDA NE’s Design Awards Committee, you will expand your personal network and develop another side of your design and project management skills, and have some fun!  Members of this committee routinely engage with design firms, vendor partners, and senior leaders throughout the AEC industry to put this event together. Design Awards will be held on Thursday, March 12, 2020.

Committee Openings include:

  • Graphics – (2) Openings
  • Social Media / Video Coordination (2) Openings
  • Website – (1) Opening
  • Treasurer – (1) Opening

Committee meets the first Monday of every month (2x per month closer to event), September through March. Regular time/location TBA.

Email your interest to the 2020 Design Awards Co-Chairs: Carly Bassett, [email protected] or Kelly Chiaradonna [email protected]


Hartford City Center Committee

Committee Size:  24 (currently 4 openings)

What you’ll get:  Be part of a close-knit design community actively promoting and supporting the practice of interior design in Connecticut.  The Hartford City Center Committee organizes and develops a full range of amazing events and programs for CT-based designers and IIDA industry members, giving committee members opportunities to contribute to the city center’s growth and build their professional network in many ways.

Who we’re looking for:  IIDA members that ideally work or live in proximity to Northern CT and share a passion for elevating interior design in the Constitution State. Not a member yet? Click here to learn more about membership or call IIDA at 888.799.4432!

Golf Tournament Event Chair (1 person)

  • Primary contact to the Golf Club for planning the activities for the day, getting and returning contracts and providing deposits and final payments.
  • Primary contact for their in-house catering facility, selecting menu and providing deposits and final payments.
  • Primary coordinator of the team to ensure each subcommittees are on task.  Identify where help is needed.
  • Coordinate with the Co-chairs to help delegate tasks

Golf Tournament Community Outreach (1-2 people)

  • Responsible for contacting members and the community to personally invite them to participate in the tournament
  • Would use HCC contact database as a resource

Advocacy Liaison

Time Commitment: The current CT issue seems like it has a specific duration.  This position probably extends beyond the current issue but the amount of time and the need for meetings likely goes away as soon as the tax issue is resolved.  Because of that we are open to those who want to take this on temporarily with the opportunity to continue on if the person enjoys the position.

  • Attend meetings with legislators
  • Reach out to constituents of those legislators to encourage attendance at event 
  • Communication to City Center on professional practice issues
  • Coordination with CT lobbyist, IIDA HQ Advocacy team and ASID advocacy team 
  • Coordination with both the VP of Advocacy as well as the VP of Hartford City Center

Email your interest to Amanda Cleveland, VP of  Hartford City Center at [email protected]


Providence City Center Committee

Committee Size:  15 (currently 3 openings)

What you’ll get:  Be part of a close-knit design community actively promoting and supporting the practice of interior design in Rhode Island.  The Providence City Center Committee organizes and develops a full range of amazing events and programs for RI-based designers and IIDA industry members, giving committee members opportunities to contribute to the city center’s growth and build their professional network in many ways.

Who we’re looking for:  IIDA members that ideally work or live in proximity to Providence and share a passion for elevating interior design in the Ocean State. Not a member yet? Click here to learn more about membership or call IIDA at 888.799.4432!

What you’ll do:  Open committee positions and responsibilities include:

Advocacy Liaison

  • Attend meetings with legislators
  • Reach out to constituents of those legislators to encourage attendance at event 
  • Communication to City Center on professional practice issues
  • Coordination with RI lobbyist, IIDA HQ Advocacy team and ASID advocacy team 
  • Coordination with both the VP of Advocacy as well as the VP of Providence City Center

Design Week RI Liaison

  • Membership on Design Week RI Subcommittee
  • Attend all monthly meetings of Design Week RI Subcommittee (March – August)
  • Report back to VP of Providence City Center with opportunities for IIDA NE involvement in Design Week RI
  • Plan, promote and execute a Design Week RI IIDA NE event (develop program, identify and secure venue, develop & manage event budget, identify event sponsors)
  • Work with Communications Committee liaison to promote Design Week RI through all IIDA NE channels
  • Coordinate Design Week sponsorship

Roundtable Chair 2019

  • Event taking place October/November 2019, chair to start planning work July 2019
  • Managing venue procurement, contact/coordination
  • Event catering coordination & menu planning
  • Work within a budget
  • Find speaker and coordinate presentation
  • Coordinate guest list with city center director and mange invites/wait list  
  • Makes name tags/badges
  • Development of event timeline/schedule
  • Coordinate and direct day of event

 Email your interest to Jennifer Hanson, VP of Providence City Center, at [email protected]


Workplace Innovation Committee

(A joint venture between IIDA New England and Design Museum Boston)

Committee Size: 12 (currently 1 opening)

What you'll get: Collaborate with members of the Design Museum Boston Brain Trust to curate quarterly tours of award-winning  workplace projects created by IIDA NE members, culminating in Case Study tours during the annual Workplace Innovation Summit each November.  The committee will identify projects to tour, coordinate sponsorship, transportation  to/from the venue, and catering.  Additionally the committee will work with presenters from the design firms, furniture vendors, owners, and general contractors to develop compelling panel discussions about the innovations behind each space.

Who we're looking for: IIDA members that reside in Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island or Vermont. Not a member yet? Click here to learn more about membership or call IIDA at 888.799.4432!

Email your interest to Matt Hyatt, Past President, at [email protected]