This marks Dani’s third year as a member of the board of directors having previously served as the VP of Membership and President Elect. Upon joining the IIDA Gateway Chapter in 2018, Dani immediately knew she wanted to get more involved.
“I signed up to be on the board of directors for IIDA because I wanted to get involved beyond my firm and be part of the larger design community. I believe in the mission of IIDA and feel I can make an impact to better our community,” said Dani. “I am thrilled to continue my time on the Board of Directors as President and look forward to our growth as a chapter and building on the great successes of my predecessors.”
As President, Dani is working to reach the larger design community and those who may not have been involved in the past. “Our chapter is much more than social events and I look forward to continuing to offer challenging discussions and learning opportunities,” stated Dani. She also has plans to help create more efficient practices so the board of directors can better serve the community.
Dani is looking forward to this year’s upcoming events including Unravel 2021: Rockin’ the Runway. Additionally, she is hosting the board retreat this fall and has a few new energizing workshop-style activities planned to help everyone get to know each other better and make the most of their time together.
“IIDA is a community of individuals with the same goal: make beautiful and impactful spaces within the built environment. IIDA provides a platform to advocate, educate and network,” said Dani. “There are several other design organizations that have a similar goal, I’d love to bring us all together.”
An exciting initiative of Dani’s is to do just that, get the leaders of local design organization chapters together to share and learn from one another.