IIDA Northland Chapter
The IIDA Northland Chapter Board is comprised of elected volunteers who serve two-year terms with the responsibility of governing and developing the Northland Chapter to ensure growth and success for its members and the organization.
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2020-2021 Board Members
The president will be the principal elected officer of the Chapter and will, in general, direct all of the business and affairs of the Chapter. The President will appoint members to the nominating committee and will preside at all meetings of the Chapter Board of Directors. The President will be an ex-officio member of all teams except the Nominating team and may sign, with another proper Officer of the Chapter authorized by the Board of Directors, any deeds, mortgages, bonds, contracts or other instruments which the Board has authorized to be executed. The President will keep the Chapter Board of Directors informed of any and all initiatives and procedures set forth by Headquarters and the Board of Directors. The President will serve as the official representative of the Chapter in its contacts with governmental, civic, business and professional organizations for the purpose of advancing the Chapter. In general, the President will perform all duties incident to the office of President and such other duties as may be prescribed by the Chapter Board of Directors from time to time. These duties will include recommendation and supervision of committees and recommend policies and procedures when necessary. Upon completion of his/her term, the President will immediately succeed to the office of Immediate Past President.
Megan Duffy SananikoneCID, LEED AP ID+C, IIDA
The president will be the principal elected officer of the Chapter and will, in general, direct all of the business and affairs of the Chapter. The President will appoint members to the nominating committee and will preside at all meetings of the Chapter Board of Directors. The President will be an ex‐officio member of all teams except the Nominating team and may sign, with another proper Officer of the Chapter authorized by the Board of Directors, any deeds, mortgages, bonds, contracts or other instruments which the Board has authorized to be executed. The President will keep the Chapter Board of Directors informed of any and all initiatives and procedures set forth by Headquarters and the Board of Directors. The President will serve as the official representative of the Chapter in its contacts with governmental, civic, business and professional organizations for the purpose of advancing the Chapter. In general, the President will perform all duties incident to the office of President and such other duties as may be prescribed by the Chapter Board of Directors from time to time. These duties will include recommendation and supervision of committees and recommend policies and procedures when necessary. Upon completion of his/her term, the President will immediately succeed to the office of Immediate Past President. The President will oversee Industry, Communications, and Sponsorship board positions.
Rebecca FrenningCID, IIDA, LEED AP
In the absence of the President or in the event of the President's inability or refusal to act, the President‐Elect will perform all the duties of the President. The President‐Elect will serve as the treasurer of the Chapter and will oversee in conjunction with the Executive Director all monies, securities and deeds belonging to the Chapter. This individual will arrange for a periodic independent audit of the Chapter's financial affairs. The President‐Elect will oversee Membership and Forums board positions.
Mari AnseraCID, IIDA
The Immediate Past President will oversee the strategic and long‐range planning activities and resource development of the Chapter. The Immediate Past President will also serve as Chapter secretary and record meeting minutes; participate in the nominating committee; and oversee the completion of the Chapter Awards submittal packages. The Immediate Past President will formulate a plan to keep other Past Presidents active in the Chapter, seek out other members looking to further their involvement at the Chapter Board level, and encourage past Board Members to become involved at the IIDA national level. Duties may include but are not limited to overseeing the Chapter By‐Laws, including keeping the by‐laws current. The Immediate Past President oversees the NCEF, Students, Professional Development, and Advocacy board positions.
ADVOCACY: The Vice President of Advocacy is responsible for the promotion of the profession of commercial interior design. The IIDA Northland Chapter VP of Advocacy works with the IIDA Headquarters Advocacy Staff and International VP of Advocacy, providing information and education to the Chapter Board as required, recommending action on issues, and reviewing by‐laws and policies as they relate to Advocacy issues, and is responsible for writing and submitting the annual Legislative Grant Application to IIDA Headquarters. The VP of Advocacy oversees the activities of the Community Outreach Committee, and leads public relations efforts about our profession to both internal and external audiences. The ideal candidate is flexible and thrives in a fast‐paced environment. This person should be a passionate advocate for the profession of interior design and will be responsible for educating members and the general public on the importance and value of commercial interior design.
Alexa CholesCID, IIDA, LEED Green Associate
Associate Vice President
Advocacy works both locally and nationally to promote, advance, and educate members and the public about the profession of commercial interior design.
COMMUNICATIONS: The Vice President of Communications is primarily responsible for public relations, marketing, and promotion of the Northland Chapter brand and its overarching mission to the IIDA members and the general public. The VP promotes communications through email newsletters, the chapter website, appropriate media channels, and social media. The VP coordinates marketing efforts with the Northland board, along with IIDA event and program committees. The VP also manages the website, coordinates the photography schedule, and coordinates entries for Chapter Awards. The VP leads the communications committee which assists in these efforts. The ideal candidate has an interest in marketing/communications, writing, graphics and social media. This candidate should have past experience with social media and connections with local media to create potential relationships.
Jessica StoeGardner Builders
Associate Vice President
Natasha FonvilleAtmosphere CI
Communications manages and implements all internal and external promotions, including the website, social media, graphics, and announcements within the chapter.
PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT: The Vice President of Professional Development is responsible for developing and sustaining innovative, up‐to‐date programs that support the professional growth and continuing education of Chapter members. The VP serves as board liaison and provides guidance to several event committees including NCIDQ Roundtable, Vision, and Minnecon CEUs/Keynote Speaker. The VP also organizes ethics CEU programming for members on even numbered years to meet State of Minnesota requirements for CIDs. An ideal candidate for this role has a passion for professional growth and continuing education. They should have an understanding of CEU requirements for IIDA members, or a willingness to learn those requirements. They should also be highly organized with excellent attention to detail and an ability to delegate tasks effectively. A candidate who has previously worked with event committees is preferred but not required.
Sarah NorthAssociate, NCIDQ, IIDA
Associate Vice President
Lexi SosallaNCIDQ, IIDA
Professional Development is responsible for developing and sustaining innovative, up-to-date programs that support the professional growth and continuing education of chapter members.
MEMBERSHIP: The Vice President of Membership is responsible for member recruitment, retention, and managing member benefits and services. The VP acts as a liaison between IIDA HQ, the local Northland Chapter, and the members. The VP of Membership also coordinates chapter volunteers, helps align members with volunteer opportunities, coordinates member events with Forums, and leads volunteer training. In addition, the VP oversees the Volunteer and Chapter Sponsor Appreciation Party. The ideal candidate has a genuine passion for IIDA and its member involvement, along with philanthropy, advocacy, and volunteerism.
Meghan ReichertCID, LEED AP ID+C, IIDA
Perkins + Will
Associate Vice President
Claire MeintsIIDA Associate
Membership is responsible for member recruitment, retention, and managing membership benefits and services, while also coordinating members with volunteer opportunities.
FORUMS: The Forums Director is responsible for leading a committee to plan and coordinate each forum consisting of a diverse array of tours, lectures, presentations and social events. The Director acts as a liaison to integrate a variety of affiliated industry professionals into IIDA. A qualified candidate should be an organized, detail‐oriented person with the ability to multi‐task and plan unique events simultaneously. Experience planning events is preferred but not required. In addition to the board meeting, the Forums committee typically meets for 2 hours one time per month.
Darcy FutrellLEED AP BD+C; RPA
Bekki GrahamPope Architects
Forums plans and coordinates chapter tours, lectures, and presentations to expose our members to the latest projects and innovations in our local community.
STUDENT AFFAIRS: The Vice President of Student Affairs acts as a liaison between the Chapter partner schools and Universities within the Northland Chapter. Campus outreach occurs throughout the year to promote awareness of IIDA and maintain relationships with instructors, professors and students. This position oversees the Student Affairs committee, which is responsible for planning and coordinating key student programs: INSIGHT mentorship program, and PIQUE. The ideal candidate has a passion for interior design education, an interest in supporting a diverse array of design programs, and feels comfortable with public speaking. Professional or volunteer experience with managing others is preferred but not required.
Jessica BursteinAssociate IIDA
Associate Vice President
Korrin HowardIIDA, NCIDQ
Student Affairs acts as a liaison to our local chapter parter schools and universities to promote awareness of IIDA, and maintain relationships with instructors, professors, and students.
SPONSORSHIP: The Vice President of Sponsorship is responsible for overseeing and directing all partnership and event fundraising activities, helping to secure chapter partners and event sponsors. The Vice President works to maintain equity between all partnership levels and event sponsors. The Vice President is also responsible for the annual chapter drive and assists all committee chairs in meeting the chapter’s sponsorship goals and ensuring that all obligations are met. A successful candidate should be confident in budget and dollar goal planning, possesses strong oral and written communication skills, and has a willingness to approach vendors and firms to solicit donations. A background in sales is encouraged but not required.
Anton NewmanCID, LEED AP ID+C, IIDA
Associate Vice President
Sponsorship manages the annual sponsorship drive and all fundraising activities within the local chapter, ensuring the continued financial health of IIDA Northland.
SIGNATURE EVENTS: The Signature Events Director (formerly Industry Director) provides guidance to special event committees, including FAB, Fusion and Minnecon. The Signature Events Director is responsible for attending special event meetings to act as a resource to the committee, keeping the board updated on event planning and progress throughout the year, and keeping committees on task and on budget. The Signature Events Director works directly with other board segments, such as communications and sponsorship, to ensure its events represent IIDA Northland as a whole. The Director is responsible for developing a strategic plan to improve events and further reflect long‐term goals and missions of IIDA Northland. The ideal candidate has worked on one of the special event committees and has experience working as a team leader. A qualified candidate should be highly organized, have excellent interpersonal skills, and a flexible schedule.
Sara CarlsonCF Stinson
Signature Events provides guidance to special event committees and aids in developing strategic plans to improve our highlighted events from year to year.
IIDA Northland Chapter is managed by Jaffe Management – Minneapolis, MN Office. Jaffe staff provides leadership and support to the chapter through event planning and promotion, board and committee support, member communications, accounting services and overall administrative support.
Director of Member Services/Chapter Administrator
Leah Sweet, MA
952-564-3058 | email@example.com
Associate Director of Member Services/Chapter Administrator
952-564-3043 | firstname.lastname@example.org
IIDA-Northland Chapter Board applications will be opening soon for the 2021-2022 calendar year.
Apply for the Board HERE.