As IIDA enters its third decade as the preeminent Commercial Interior Design Association, it is critical to continue to build efforts to advance the Association and the Interior Design profession. To that end, IIDA recently announced the creation of the IIDA Strategic Advisory Committee.
"The committee is comprised of a geographically diverse group of current and past Chapter leaders selected for their insight and expertise," said Cheryl S. Durst, Executive Vice President & CEO. "The Strategic Advisory Committee will work in concert with the IIDA International Board and me to conceptualize strategic, meaningful and relevant initiatives that will shape the future of IIDA programs, membership benefits and overall Association strategy."
Peggy Hoffmann, IIDA, LEED AP ID+C
Peggy Hoffmann is responsible for establishing the interior design direction for PK-12 education projects at FGM Architects. She believes that educational goals can be enhanced by design and creates clearly defined spaces to support and inspire students and educators. Hoffmann works to ensure that design solutions fulfill the unique needs and vision of each client. Prior to joining FGM in 2000, she was a senior designer with SOM and Perkins+Will designing corporate, hotel, and higher education interiors. Hoffman is NCIDQ-certified and a Registered Interior Designer in Illinois. She served as president for the IIDA Illinois Chapter from 2012-2013.
Alison Kennedy, IIDA
Booz Allen Hamilton
As an interior designer at Booz Allen Hamilton’s Washington, D.C. office, Alison Kennedy serves as a lead expert in multidisciplinary design projects. With over 20 years of experience, she is a trusted advisor to clients by providing a solid depth of knowledge that translates programs of requirements into efficient, innovative, and functional workspaces. Formerly with Perkins+Will and Gensler, Kennedy is responsible for all aspects of the design process including programming, planning, and management, and is a founding leader of the firm’s Flexible Workplace Solutions team. She was a vice president on the AIA Washington, D.C. Chapter Board of Directors. She recently served as development chair and president of the IIDA Mid-Atlantic Chapter and remains actively engaged with several IIDA initiatives.
Erika Moody, IIDA
Blackbird Design Studio
Kansas City, Missouri
Having spent 17 years in Kansas City, MO, as an interior designer and workplace leader, Erika Moody has had the privilege to be part of some of the region’s most notable projects such as the H&R Block Center, Olsson Associates Headquarters, JE Dunn Construction Headquarters, AMC Theatre Support Center, and the recently opened Rodman Innovation Pavilion at Black & Veatch. Mentoring has been critical to Moody’s leadership style and career accomplishments. In this spirit of mentorship and leadership, she is honored to have served as the president of the Mid-America Chapter from 2014-2015.
Nita Posada, IIDA, LEED AP BD+C
Nita Posada’s career at SRG has been broadly focused having been involved with programming, planning, management and design for academic, workplace, healthcare, and civic projects. As a leader in the education market sector in her office, Posada has had the pleasure to extend her work internationally to clients in South America and Europe. She has a bachelor’s degree in interior architecture from the University of Oregon. She is heavily involved in her community; Posada is past president of the IIDA Oregon Chapter.
Abby Scott IIDA, NCIDQ, LEED AP
Great Plains Chapter
For the last 12 years, Abby Scott has worked on a broad range of projects including salons, retail franchises, healthcare, higher education, and commercial office interiors. Her diverse background allows her to be involved in all aspects of the design process such as programming, design development, finish selection, space planning, and project management. This has given her a unique perspective and has gained her extensive knowledge of furniture, fixtures and budget analysis. Scott is actively involved in the design community serving in a variety of positions, including past president, within the Great Plains Chapter Board. She is also active in the local interior design coalition of Nebraska.
Sascha Wagner, IIDA, CID, LEED AP ID+C
President & CEO
San Francisco, California
Northern California Chapter
As President and CEO of Huntsman Architectural Group, Sascha Wagner is interested in the transformative power of design for people, their businesses, and communities. He develops long-term strategy, partnerships, and new business opportunities for the firm. His clients include Pixar, Google, Lucasfilm, Dolby, Moody’s, and Medium. Wagner regularly publishes articles and blogs about issues affecting design practice. He is involved in industry organizations including USGBC and CoreNet. Wagner holds bachelor’s degrees from the University of Toronto and Ringling College of Art & Design. He completed a summer graduate program in environmental design at Syracuse University in Florence, Italy.