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


Chapter Event Coordinator

Who We're Looking for: Looking for an extremely organized, type A person to help coordinate our Chapter’s supplies and equipment. Having a car is a requirement.

What you’ll get:  Be a part of an ever growing network of IIDA NE volunteers and committees. Ability to work independently from committee but still connect with the chapter committees and volunteers.

What you’ll do: 

  • Organization of IIDA NE Boston storage unit
  • Running inventory of supplies/equipment and reordering supplies as needed
  • Working with committees to ensure supplies are there when needed
  • Come up with system to check out equipment from storage unit
  • Assist committees and chapter administrator with chapter event badging and registration  

Email your interest to Mai Nguyen, Vice President of Chapter Events, at [email protected]


Education Fund Coordinator

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!

What you’ll get:  Be a part of an ever growing network of IIDA NE volunteers and committees. Ability to work independently from committee but still connect with the chapter committees and volunteers.

What you’ll do: 

  • Manage the Chapter's Education Fund which provides scholarship money for NeoCon trips, NCIDQ reimbursement, and many other amazing opportunities for our members.

Email your interest to Nico Flannery-Pitcher, President Elect, at [email protected]


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 Business Leaders Breakfast Committee

Committee Size:  20 (5 openings)

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!

What you’ll get:  The Business Leaders Breakfast is a great opportunity to network with peers and colleagues in the industry and it attracts over 600 guests from architecture and design, real estate, engineering and construction. As a part of IIDA NE’s Business Leaders Breakfast 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.

Committee Openings include:

Honoree Liaison (1 Position)

  • Member will be liaison between the committee and selected Honoree
  • Liaison will be responsible for coordinating all nominations and presenting them to the committee

Speaker Liaison (1 Position)

  • Will lead the search for the 2020 keynote speaker with the support of the entire committee
  • Member will be liaison between the committee and the speakers agency
  • Day of event contact for speaker

Sponsorship (3 Positions)

  • Responsible for leading the sponsorship drive efforts
  • Think creatively about coming up with new sponsorship benefits
  • Keep track of all sponsors and provided benefits as event approaches

The entire committee works together on several of the efforts listed above and others and it is important that all members can commit to the meeting schedule. For the months of September-December meetings occur once a month on Mondays during lunch. Meetings in January-March occur every other week and for the months of April-May, meetings occur on a weekly basis. Meeting locations alternate between Red Thread and CBT in Boston.

All interested parties should reach out to Luke Tanguay, 2020 co-chair at [email protected] by Friday September 13th – the first kick-off meeting will be scheduled for Monday September 23rd at noon.


Communications Committee

Committee Size:  21 (5 openings)

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!

What you’ll get:  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!

Communications sub-committees with open positions include:

Website (3-4 people)

  • Manage iidane.org
  • Updating and creating content (copy, graphics, video)
  • Working with Committee Communication Liaisons to ensure each committee is represented with the most current and robust information
  • Evolving the existing website to a stronger "central hub" of communications

Research & Development (2-3 people)

  • Analyzing data gathered by campaigns across all communication formats
  • Provide committees best practices and lessons learned
  • Provide training for new technologies

Email Campaigns (1-2 people)

  • Collaborating with the team to create content for the monthly Wire publications
  • Assisting the team transition content to the website
  • Coordinate campaigns with overall marketing calendar

Marketing Calendar (1-2 people)

  • Work closely with the VP, IIDA NE staff, and Communication Liaisons to coordinate the overall marketing calendar (email campaigns, social media, etc.)

Social Media (1-2 people)

  • Post on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter
  • Coordinate campaigns with overall marketing calendar
  • Collaborate with the VP and Committee Communication Liaisons with ongoing marketing campaigns

The Communications Committee meets the first Tuesday of every month (quarterly in-person, remaining months via conference call).

Email your interest to the Vice President of Communications, Sarah Long, at [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

 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]