Name: Allison Jones
Company: Sasaki
Fashion Show

How many years have you served on this Committee?

Why did you choose this Committee?
I had attended and participated in the IIDA NE Fashion Show event for several years and always loved it.  My inner amateur event planner was very curious as to how this grand event came together behind the scenes.  After answering a few participant survey questions following the 2014 show, I was invited to bring my ideas to the table at the committee kick-off meeting the following season.  The rest is history.

How did you get into the industry?
In 2001 my mother hired an interior decorator to redesign our kitchen.  The woman was pretty terrible in all aspects of the design and sales process.  I remember thinking of how as a seventeen year old, I could do this lady's job better than she could.  I was simultaneously trying to figure out what to major in for college.  Interior Design seemed like a good choice because it looked like a way to continue to be creative and work on art (which I loved) while 'adulting'.

What is your favorite IIDA NE event?
Fashion Show will always be my first love, but I also really enjoy Business Leaders Breakfast and Art Uncorked.