Marlene Liriano Appointed President of IIDA for 2016-2017

2016.0620.Nwy.Marlene LirianoThe leadership of IA Interior Architects is proud to announce that Marlene Liriano IIDA, LEED AP ID+C has been appointed as the President of the International Interior Design Association (IIDA) for 2016-2017.  In her acceptance speech this weekend at the IIDA Annual Meeting in Chicago, Marlene listed a few of her goals for the position, which include nurturing opportunities for interior design students and young professionals, as well as increasing growth in Latin America. Marlene is currently the Managing Director of IA’s Miami office.  Her body of work has promoted thought leadership and resulted in multiple design awards, publications and numerous, long-term client accounts.

Marlene states, “It’s an honor and privilege to serve as the 2016-2017 IIDA Board of Directors President.  IIDA has been instrumental in my career and connection to the profession. For years, I have looked to the Association as an entity that truly represents commercial interior design. It also provides an international platform for those individuals that are willing to dedicate their time to pushing the profession forward, providing valuable research and insight to our clients, and allowing students to learn more about the interior design profession.”

Tom Powers, an Executive Director of the firm, commented that “Marlene is a tremendous leader and her talent and expertise in our field is unprecedented.  I am confident that she will serve IIDA with the same dedication and passion that is her hallmark at IA; and that designers around the world will come to know her as we do – a true leader in the design profession.”

“Marlene’s passion for design, her leadership at top global firms, and her expertise in the industry make her the ideal candidate to serve as the next President,” said IIDA Executive Vice President and CEO Cheryl S. Durst, Hon. FIIDA, LEED AP. “Under Marlene’s leadership, the International Board of Directors brings together a group of design leaders who collectively have decades of experience and a deep understanding of the vision and mission of IIDA. They are all wonderful additions to our International Board, and we look forward to their contributions.”

About International Interior Design Association IIDA is the Commercial Interior Design Association with global reach. We support design professionals, industry affiliates, educators, students, firms, and their clients through our network of 15,000+ Members across 58 countries. IIDA advocates for advancement in education, design excellence, legislation, leadership, accreditation, and community outreach to increase the value and understanding of Interior Design as a profession that enhances business value and positively impacts the health and well-being of people’s lives every day.