President’s Letter & Past Presidents
IIDA Carolinas Chapter Members, Benefactors, and Industry Friends;
It is an exciting time to be in the design industry in the Carolinas as this area grows and provides us new opportunities to design and engage with the communities around us. We look forward to continue sharing our passion for great design, a strong community, and a high standard of education with you.
Our bond in the design industry is unmatched and the Carolinas Chapter has great plans to continue the promotion of this community support. On average, our Chapter holds 65 events annually across the Carolinas which keep us connected to one another with ample opportunities to engage in face to face communication. Our events include social, philanthropic, and educational focuses, but most importantly they promote great design in the Carolinas by facilitating knowledge sharing, engaging in design advocacy, and elevating the profession.
In addition to our average of 20 CEU presentations every year, we invest in our young professionals in an impactful way by providing the means to successfully sit for the NCIDQ exam. The Carolinas Chapter, with the unwavering support of our annual Chapter Benefactors, seeks to continue to offer a NCIDQ prep course free of charge to our members. Please be patient as we research and develop the best materials and methods to provide this benefit to accommodate the new online format for the NICDQ exam.
This step, along with our continual involvement in three university campus centers and countless other interior design programs, sets the bar high for design standards across the Carolinas. We hope you’ll join the momentum and be a part of our IIDA Carolinas Chapter community. I look forward to seeing you at an event.
Amanda Wade, IIDA, LEED AP ID+C
IIDA Carolinas Chapter President 2017-19
Past Presidents of the IIDA Carolinas Chapter
Michael Cushwa, IIDA 1995-1997
Cecelia “Sam” Freeman, IIDA 1998-1999
Linda Higgins, IIDA, LEED AP 1999-2000
Sharon Woudstra, IIDA 2000-2001
Kitty Musard, IIDA 2001-2002
Nina Arboscello, IIDA 2002-2003
Ruth Cline, IIDA, LEED AP BD+C 2003-2004
Jeannine Rogers, IIDA 2004-2005
Lori Coates, IIDA, LEED AP, EDAC 2005-2006
Tiffany McElroy, IIDA 2006-2007
Gail Cole, IIDA 2007-2008
Bette Boone, IIDA LEED AP 2008-2009
Lisa Kerr Lyles, IIDA, LEED AP 2009-2010
Beth Johnson, IIDA, LEED AP 2010-2011
Kristin Maier, IIDA, LEED AP 2011-2012
Candice Carter, IIDA 2012-2013
Andrea Kuhfuss, IIDA 2013-2014
Kristin Hollingsworth, IIDA 2014-2015
Scott MacMeekin, IIDA, LEED AP BD+C 2015-2016
Elisa Walker, IIDA 2016-2017