About Us

The International Interior Design Association (IIDA) is the Commercial Interior Design Association with a global reach. We support design professionals, industry affiliates, educators, students, firms and their clients through our network of 15,000+ members across 58 countries. We advocate for advancements in education, design excellence, legislation, leadership, accreditation, and community outreach to increase the value and understanding of Interior Design as a profession that enhances business value and positively impacts the health and well-being of people’s lives every day.

The IIDA Southwest Chapter of the International Interior Design Association consists of over 300 members in Arizona, New Mexico, and Las Vegas.

2020-2021 Board of Directors

President
Felicia Chavez, IIDA
Shepley Bulfinch
President Elect
Lauren Gonzales, Associate IIDA
Past President
Aileen Montelongo, IIDA
Davis
Chapter Administrator
Stevie Sorensen
VP of Membership
Melissa Fedock, Industry IIDA
Cambria
Director of Membership
Aliesha Nichter, Associate IIDA
Steelcase
VP of Professional Development
Alyssa Hitt, IIDA
Gould Evans + Canary
Director of Professional Development
Rachael Brandon, IIDA
FITCH
VP of Advocacy
Nicki Jensen, Associate IIDA
Dick & Fritsche Design Group
Director of Advocacy
Dani McPeters, IIDA
RSP Architects
VP of Sponsorship
Sara Auden, Industry IIDA
Mannington Commercial
Director of Sponsorship
Heather Needham, IIDA
VP of Communications
Janene Wong-Brehmer, Associate IIDA
RSP Architects
Director of Communications
Yuki Corella, IIDA
Canary / Gould Evans
Director of Graphics
Allison Martin, Industry IIDA
Freelance Graphic Designer
Director of Media
Sophie Edwards, Associate IIDA
Shepley Bulfinch
Graphics Compliance Director
Julie Running, Industry IIDA
Transact
VP of Student Affairs
Callie Elsner, Associate IIDA
White Baux Studio
Director of Student Affairs
Shaun Smith, Associate IIDA
Testani Design Troupe
VP of City Centers
Melissa Almquist, Industry IIDA
Plan b Southwest
Albuquerque City Center Director
Rebecca Thomason, IIDA
Dekker/Perich/Sabatini
Las Vegas City Center Director
Renee Jones, Industry IIDA
Elite Bros Construction
Phoenix City Center Director
Cathie Pliess, IIDA
Tucson City Center Director
Lydia Hotchkiss, Associate IIDA
Goodmans
Industry Director
Dan Draper, Industry IIDA
Shaw Contract
Industry Director
Scott Thomas, Industry IIDA
LightArt