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IIDA NY Chapter Inaugurates Annie Lee

The International Interior Design Association’s New York Chapter (IIDA NY) has appointed Annie Lee, IIDA, LEED AP ID+C as chapter president.

Lee is a principal at architectural and interior design firm ENV (formerly known as Environetics), and brings diverse design experience. She succeeds Amy Mays, IIDA and lead of HDR’s New York Interior Design studio. IIDA NY is a professional organization that unites A&D professionals in the New York area, providing them with networking opportunities, educational events and charitable initiatives.

“With many inspiring presidential initiatives underway, the organization is very much looking forward to Annie’s guidance at the helm,” said Mays.

Passionate about fostering a strong design community for members, Lee has been a member of IIDA since 2008, and has a track record of dedicating her efforts to a variety of the organization’s initiatives, includingDEX NYC (Design Exchange NYC).

“Our interior design community is often described as ‘open-minded,’ ‘funny,’ ‘warm,’ ‘creative,’ and ‘resourceful,’” she said. “I don’t believe there is any other community as caring and as sharing as IIDA NY, and I am so proud to be part of it.”

During her year-long tenure as chapter president, Lee will be focusing her efforts on creating an inspiring program for current and new members of the professional organization. Bringing exceptional energy, enthusiasm, and a strong commitment to the design community, Lee’s mission statement for her year-long tenure as chapter president is ‘Stronger Together, Building Beyond.’ Together with the newly-elected IIDA NY board members, she will be focusing her efforts on increasing initiatives for members, providing more educational opportunities, business development services, and creative workshop programs. This will include a new member app, which will help members to connect, and increase the efficiency of volunteer coordination.

She also plans to concentrate on expanding the New York chapter with the creation of a new member-only event series (‘Huddle!’) that engages members in smaller and more social settings. There will also be a new committee that welcomes new members with onboarding messages and new member events.