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Chicago, IL – August 18, 2009 The International Interior Design Association (IIDA) announces the appointment of Carmen O’Donnell as Communications Manager. In this role, Ms. O’Donnell will oversee the day-to-day operations of the Association’s communications and strategic marketing initiatives, including the DesignMatters bi-monthly newsletter, the Leaders Breakfast series, design competitions and website communications.

Prior to joining IIDA, Ms. O’Donnell’s communications experience included providing editorial and project management support for Pearson Education, one of the nation’s largest textbook publishers, at their offices in Boston, Massachusetts. Ms. O’Donnell started at Pearson under the traditional imprint Longman Publishers before moving to the rapidly growing Custom Books division. Eventually, her career landed her back in the Midwest where she served editorial posts at Imagination Publishing and Schawk Creative Agency. Ms. O’Donnell has written for a wide range of award-winning magazines and websites, including: IIDA’s Perspective, the Project Management Institute’s PM Network, YMCA’s Discovery and Lowe’s professional website Ms. O’Donnell brings a wealth of editorial and association communications experience that will serve her well as she manages the communications for IIDA.

Ms. O’Donnell is based in the IIDA Headquarters in the Merchandise Mart, Chicago. She can be reached at 312.379.5147 or

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The International Interior Design Association (IIDA) works to enhance quality of life through excellence in interior design and to advance interior design through knowledge, value and community.

IIDA is a professional networking and educational association of 13,000 Members in ten specialty Forums in 29 Chapters around the world. Additional information is available on IIDA’s website