Concurrents: Celebrating Impact

When your association has 15,000+ members across 58 countries, it takes an exceptional individual to not only make things work but flourish. IIDA, the commercial interior design association, is working to create a more equitable and compassionate world by expanding what it means to be included and amplifying the voices of its members. It is fortunate to have Cheryl Durst at the helm as executive vice president and CEO. She’s made it her mission to spur progress, drive change, and encourage the expansion of the industry.  In honor of her 27th anniversary with the association, I thought I’d share excerpts from an article I had the pleasure of writing about Cheryl for my former publication, Forum by Mortarr. As a new writer/editor in the industry, you can imagine how HUGE this was.  And Cheryl was everything I hoped she would be; kind, crazy intelligent, awesomely progressive, and hilarious. Happy Anniversary, …