Our Chapter

Our
Mission

To elevate, advocate, and celebrate the profession of Interior Design in Iowa, Nebraska, & South Dakota.

Our VISION

We will cultivate a design community that inspires excellence in our chapter by:

Offering content and experiences to positively impact our members.

Creating an inclusive environment where all are welcome.

Establishing strong networks across design professionals.

Mentoring students and professionals at all levels.

Building connections between City Centers and Campus Centers for a unified Chapter.

Celebrating exceptional design talent at annual Interior Design Excellence Awards.

Promoting the importance of interior design in code impacted environments.

Amplifying our Sponsors across     communication channels.  

Our
Reach

3 City Centers

Des Moines City Center
Eastern Iowa City Center
Omaha City Center

5 Campus Centers

Iowa State University
Kirkwood community college
university of Northern Iowa
university of nebraska - lincoln
university of nebraska - Kearney

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Members

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Student Members

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Average
Event Attendence

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Publication
Subscribers

Our Leadership

2022 Board Members

Sabrina Ahern

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IIDA

President

Chandler Sanders

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IIDA

President Elect

Laura Franzluebbers

,

IIDA

Past President

Lisa Schettler

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IIDA

VP of Advocacy (Iowa)

Stacy Spale

,

IIDA

VP of Advocacy (Nebraska)

Kelsey Pierce

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IIDA

VP of Communications

Jennifer Shoemaker

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Industry IIDA

VP of Members

Nikki Sweigard

,

IIDA

VP of Professional Development

Allie Smith

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IIDA

VP of Student Affairs

Kay Schwartz

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IIDA

VP of Sponsorship

Natasha Salyars

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Industry IIDA

VP of Des Moines City Center

Andy Benner

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IIDA

VP Eastern Iowa Center

Jenna Ketchen

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IIDA

VP Omaha City Center

Alanna Eggers

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IIDA

Chapter Advisor

2022 Directors

Tram Anh Tran

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Associate IIDA 

Director of Website

Rosie Dayton

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Associate IIDA 

Director of Graphics

Ashley Maynard

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IIDA

Director of Event Publicity

Maren Brueske

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Industry IIDA

Director of Members (DSM)

Brittany Marks

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Industry IIDA

Director of Members (EI)

Sarah Rausch

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Associate IIDA 

Director of Members (OMA)

Cari Trilk

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IIDA

Director of Prof. Development (DSM)

Audrey Dobbe

,

IIDA

Director of Prof. Development (OMA)

2022 Campus Center Directors

McKaylee Palmer

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Associate IIDA 

Director of Campus Center (UNI)

Corie Dechant

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IIDA

Director of Campus Center (UNK)

Jennifer Ankerson

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Associate IIDA 

Director of Campus Center (UNL)

Kariann Stickley

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Associate IIDA 

Director of Campus Center (Kirkwood)

Rachel Hoffman

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Associate IIDA 

Director of Campus Center (ISU)

2022 Advisory Committee

The Chapter Advisory Committee was established in 2018 through the IIDA Great Plains Chapter Board.  It was formed in the effort to better retain and activate the wealth of talent, experience, strengths and resources that exists amongst the Chapter's experienced professionals.

Our
Mission

To strengthen the IIDA Great Plains Chapter by cultivating the knowledge, skills and resources of experienced Members to enhance the professional network, growth, leadership, and advancement of both the individuals involved and the Chapter’s Members.

Our
Objectives

/ To retain and activate the vast wealth of knowledge, skills, and resources within the Chapter.

/ To collaborate, exchange, and share knowledge. To cultivate leadership and career advancements.

/ To serve as an experienced and knowledgeable resource for the Chapter. To represent the Chapter as experienced professionals.

Abby Scott

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Omaha City Center

Dorothy Fowles

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Eastern Iowa City Center

Ella Koch

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IIDA

Des Moines City Center

Jay Reyhons

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Des Moines City Center

Justina Georgesen

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Omaha City Center

Leann Pederson

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Des Moines City Center

Michelle Cramblit

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Des Moines City Center

FAQ

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How do I know if I am already an IIDA Member?

Membership dues are processed through Headquarters on an individual annual basis.  If you are a member, you will have a numerical Member ID (example: 123456).  As a Member, you will receive discounted pricing to events or exclusive Member only events in which you will need to know your Member ID to sign-up.  If you forgot your Member ID, please contact iidahq@iida.org.

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If my Company is an IIDA Great Plains Chapter Sponsor,
does that mean I am an IIDA Member too?

No. Sponsorship is specific to our local (Great Plains) Chapter and Company based.  The Sponsorship programs vary from Chapter to Chapter, so check out our current Sponsorship levels, costs and benefits below.  Our Sponsorship program is based on an annual calendar year. Membership dues are processed through Headquarters on an individual annual basis.  There are different levels of Memberships offered based on your role and experience in the industry.  Check out more information on Membership levels, costs and benefits below. As an IIDA Member, you are affiliated with one Chapter, but a part of the entire organization meaning you can attend any events throughout the country at Member pricing.

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If my Company is an Industry Member with IIDA Headquarters,
does that mean I am an IIDA Member too?

Possibly.  Depending on which level of Industry Membership, your company may receive a certain quantity of individual Memberships, which they can divvy out to individuals.  Please contact your Company to verify your individual membership status with IIDA if you are unsure or find out if your Company is a current Industry Member below.

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If I am purchasing more than one (1) ticket to an event,
should I use my Member ID for all tickets?

No.  You may only use your Member ID for your ticket.  If you are signing up for other Members, please request their Member ID’s and include them when signing up.  If you are signing up for individuals that are not members, you must select the non-member pricing option.  Member discounted prices are an exclusive benefit for Members only.

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Other frequently asked questions

Head over to the IIDA HQ website to view more frequently asked questions.