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.

2021-2022 Board of Directors
(under construction – not up to date)

Felicia Chavez, IIDA
Shepley Bulfinch
President Elect
Lauren Gonzales, IIDA
Casita & Co.
Past President
Aileen Montelongo, IIDA
Chapter Administrator
Stevie Sorensen
VP of Membership
Melissa Fedock, Industry IIDA
Director of Membership
Aliesha Nichter, Associate IIDA
VP of Professional Development
Alyssa Hitt, IIDA
Gould Evans + Canary
Director of Professional Development
Rachael Brandon Young, IIDA
Landor & 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
Orcutt | Winslow
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
VP of Student Affairs
Callie Elsner, Associate IIDA
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
Las Vegas City Center Director
Renee Jones, Industry IIDA
Elite Bros Construction
Phoenix City Center Director
Tucson City Center Director
Industry Director
Dan Draper, Industry IIDA
Shaw Contract
Industry Director
Scott Thomas, Industry IIDA