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!

Here's what some of our incredible volunteers have to say about their time with us!

"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

"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, Hyphen

*NOTE: Membership with IIDA is required in order to serve on a committee, for insurance purposes. Not yet a member? Join today by visiting IIDA Headquarter's website, or call them at 888-799-4432.

Here is a list of committees that currently have openings! Click on each to be taken directly to the listing.


Advocacy Committee

The IIDA NE Advocacy Committee is committed to advancing the profession of Interior Design through leadership, education and action. The reach of the Advocacy Committee is beyond pushing the legislation to recognize our profession within the state of Massachusetts and greater New England. The team is focused on bringing together all of the peers within our industry to understand more clearly what Interior Designers do in order to create a broad network of support and accountability. Additionally, the Committee works with other Committees within IIDA NE to expand the reach of our profession to young students and professionals who may join us in our exciting field. 

The Advocacy Committee is looking for a few motivated individuals to join the team to contribute to a variety of tasks all focused around the advancement of the Interior Design Profession. Responsibilities may include building a database of constituent support for our legislation, working with the Student Affairs Committee to educate K-12 students about our industry, building a network of allies within the industry to support our profession, as well as other legislative endeavors that come up as our bills make their way through the MA House and Senate.

Please email your interest to Krista Easterly at [email protected]


2022 Business Leaders Breakfast Committee

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. It is accompanied with an Honoree Reception the night before to celebrate an influential person within the design community that will be recognized at the breakfast. This is a great social event to connect with peers and create energy in the New England IIDA community and the BLB Committee is a passionate group of individuals dedicated to creating an annual leadership event that engages and empowers individuals to achieve their goals and recognizing outstanding leadership within the local design community.

We are looking for some energetic, self starters who want to be a part of the BLB team! Some of the exciting things that you'll get to work on include venue coordination, day of event logistics, speaker selection and so much more! Attendance the day of the event is required (2022 date has not yet been finalized).

Honoree Position (1 opening)

  • Work closely with the Co-Chairs to develop a process for putting out a call for entries for the Honoree. This will include developing the criteria, schedule, promoting the call for entries and the selection process.
  • Be liaison between the committee and selected Honoree.

Speaker Subcommittee (2 openings)

  • Work closely with the Co-Chairs to explore speaker options for event keynote. Members should be willing to think outside the box for speaker options and day of program.
  • Be liaisons between the committee and speaker and/or agency.
  • Provide additional support to sponsorship subcommittee during sponsorship drive.

Venue Subcommittee (2 openings)

Honoree Reception

  • Research new potential locations for Honoree reception and gather facts and figures to present to larger committee. Liaison between venue and committee for all planning and coordination of reception.

Breakfast

  • Point of contact for breakfast venue for all planning and coordination needs including day of details, pricing and menu. AV liaison day of event

Cocktail Hour/Philanthropic Endeavor (2 openings)

  • Coordinating pre-event philanthropic partner. For example, ArtLifting show with local artists, or another non profit.
  • Coordinate the install and delivery of sponsorship furniture for VIP sections

Audio Visual/Virtual Experience Liaison (1 opening)

  • Work with the AV and event production teams to execute the program planning and on event day. This role will include brainstorming innovative ways to bridge the gap between the virtual and in person event, if needed. If virtual, they will also run point on the Zoom platform that IIDA NE typically uses for virtual events.

Please email your interest to Jen Smith ([email protected]) & Corinna Ghilardi ([email protected])


Communications Committee

Be a part of the committee that is the hub of IIDA New England! We have the opportunity to work with all of IIDA NE's committees to communicate our mission, industry news, and event information across the appropriate mediums. The larger Communications Committee has designated sub-committees with specific focuses, so whether your interest is in writing, analytics, web development, social media, graphic design, or marketing campaigns...we have a spot for you!

Social Media (1 opening)

  • Post on LinkedIn
  • Coordinate campaigns with overall marketing calendar
  • Collaborate with the SM team on on-going marketing campaigns 
Please email your interest to Rachel Lodi at [email protected]

2022 Design Awards Committee

The Design Awards is the premier event to showcase the amazing projects throughout New England. Close to 800 guests come together during our in-person events 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. We are looking for IIDA members who are personable, creative, hardworking, organized, proactive and work well within a team setting.

Communications Liaison (1 opening)

  • Responsible for submitting/overseeing forms submitted to staff & VP of Communications for website updates, email campaigns and social medial coordination.
  • Help to create social media content with Design Awards graphics team

Student Entries & Outreach (1-2 openings)

  • Outreach to local universities, professors, and students to drum up interest for project submission
  • Point of contact for students and review student submissions
  • Help to select Student Judges and host/coordinate judging day

Finance Chair (1 opening) 

  • Organize and keep track of event budget (with co-chairs)
  • Work with all subcommittees to keep everyone under budget
  • Send check request to staff for vendor payments

Event (1-2 openings)

  • Help Co-chairs and the Event team plan overall look and feel of the event
  • Help coordinate with venue and all vendors associated with venue
  • Help coordinate with AV vendor
  • Help coordinate ticket sales with staff
  • Help coordinate and oversee volunteers

Graphics (1 opening)

  • Help with overall branding development
  • Help with graphic design and printing of all print and electronic documents, including the event presentation
  • Help with Social Media graphic development

Committee meets the first Tuesday of every month (2x per month closer to event). Meeting time/location TBA.

Tentative Event Date: May 2022

Please email your interest to Ryan Akers ([email protected]) and Meghan Bildner ([email protected])


Design Leaders Network Committee

Do you know what is top of mind for firm design leaders? Do you like to explore hot topics in design, workplace culture and leadership? Are you curious and a good researcher? Join the Design Leaders Network (DLN) Committee and help curate programming for Design Leaders in the NE design community. DLN puts on 4 events per year with relevant topics of discussion for design leaders.

Content Curator (2 openings)

  • Help find topics for the events
  • Research what thought leaders are saying about the topics
  • Find related resources that will expand the conversation. 
  • Work with DLN committee members on content for the newsletter
  • Create powerpoint/canva slides for use at events
  • Professional and Associate members preferred.
Northern New England Contact List Manager (1 opening)
  • Create, update and manage NH, ME, VT contacts in DLN database
  • Reach out to NH, ME, VT based contacts about specific events (4 events per year)
  • Provide additional details on NH, ME, VT contacts to target invites
  • Coordinate contacts with other Contact List Managers 
  • Ideal candidate will have knowledge of Northern NE design firms/community 

Please email your interest to Meaghan Kennedy at [email protected]


Hartford City Center Committee

Be part of a close-knit design community actively promoting and supporting the practice of interior design in Connecticut. The Hartford City Center (HCC) 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. We are 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.

Sponsorship (1-2 openings)
  • Responsible for communicating with Chapter Sponsorship Committee to:
    • Maintain and update HCC sponsor levels
    • Maintain and share sponsor contact database
  • Contacting potential chapter sponsors to promote HCC level sponsorship opportunities.
  • Provide concierge services to chapter sponsors; i.e. keeping them abreast of upcoming benefits to make full use of their sponsor level

Advocacy Liaison (1 opening)

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

Professional Development Chair (1 opening)

  • Responsible for communicating with the VP of Professional Development and their team to select valuable content for our members and coordinate events (live or virtual) locally.
Please email your interest to [email protected].

Lifelong Leadership Committee

IIDA New England recognizes the need to support our members with professional development opportunities appropriate to their varying levels of experience. Our Lifelong Leadership Programs (LLP) are squarely focused on our chapter's mission to increase the value to our members by supporting continued advancement and development throughout their careers.

LLP Admin / Communications Liaison (1 opening)

  • Responsible for submitting/overseeing forms submitted to staff  for website updates, email campaigns and social media coordination for the LLP programs. 
  • Work with ELN and LEAD co-chairs to:
    •  Submitting check requests for any program expenses 
    • Coordinate in person meetings (location and food) and end of year celebrations (approximately 8 events total- 4 per program) 
  • Create graphics for leader applications, leader spotlights, Emerging Experience series and quarterly DLN events and more. 

Please email your interest to Meaghan Kennedy at [email protected]


Membership Committee

Want to help make IIDA NE be the best it can be? Come join the Membership team! We focus on supporting our current members, expanding our membership, and connecting our community. Our goal is to execute professional, engaging, and community building events to enhance membership and encourage involvement. The following events are sponsored by the membership committee: SPARK, Committee Fair, and the Annual Meeting.

Graphics Coordinator/Communications Liaison (1 opening)

Do you have a passion for graphics and social media content? We are looking for someone who is creative and flexible to partner with another committee member to create and organize marketing material for committee lead events.

  • Be the committee’s main point of contact to the Communications Committee as the Membership Communications Liaison to deliver important news and updates
  • Attend the Communications Summit once a year 
  • Must be knowledgeable in Adobe Suite
  • Produce graphics to IIDA Standards for events
  • Work closely with Generalist to get social media posts scheduled

Event Lead (3 openings)

Are you excited to help out, but don't know how to get started? We are looking for someone who is organized a self starter and a go-getter to partner with another Committee member and lead one of the following events: SPARK, Committee Fair, and the Annual Meeting.

SPARK are bimonthly workshop-like events led my talented individuals in our community who are excited to share their skills, hobbies and passions with others. The Committee Fair is biannual event for IIDA NE members to learn about committees with openings. The Annual Meeting is a yearly volunteer celebration for all our members and the initiation of the new board members. Responsibilities may include:

  • Coordinating schedule and deadlines for events
  • Working with communications liaison to coordinate marketing needs for events
  • Finding topics and speakers for SPARK events
  • Coordinating with other IIDA NE Committees on agendas and content for the Committee Fair and Annual Meeting
  • Coordinating and securing a dynamite location for in-person event and organizing logistics such as audio visual and catering, for the Annual Meeting
  • Brainstorming with the Committee on activities to improve membership retention and recruitment
  • Be an active team member of the Committee by attending meetings, sharing ideas and participating at any other level desired

Please email your interest to Leah Raabe at [email protected]


Sponsorship Committee

Do you enjoy being part of the greater good? The Sponsorship team works year round to assist all the event committees in their efforts to fundraise for the chapter’s premiere events throughout New England. Our mission is to provide value and deliver programs that are exclusive to our premiere chapter sponsors so they want to be part of the bigger picture of IIDA NE year after year. Our internal goals are to provide a structure for fundraising to support all chapter events and programs. We pride ourselves on being the connector between all committees and many members.

We are looking for IIDA members that have an interest in getting to know and work with multiple companies and contacts at once. Candidates should be very responsive, organized, and thoughtful in their communication. Candidates must be able to send out emails or appointment reminders a few times per month. Meetings are held once a month (virtually until further notice).

Sponsors Concierge (3 openings)

  • Attend committee meetings
  • Send initial emails/appointments and follow up emails to assigned sponsor contacts ensuring their benefits have been received throughout the fiscal year
  • Assist in brainstorming new benefits year that we can offer the sponsors

Please email your interest to Amelia Papadakis at [email protected]