Ginger Gilden has been named president of IIDA NY. She will take the lead with a yearlong focus on creating programs for new and existing members, with a particular emphasis on educational and network events. She'll also work with the organization's industry partners. A member of the IIDA since 1994, Gilden is a senior designer and associate at IA Interior Architects, and has overseen projects such as King & Spalding, Jones Lang LaSalle, State Street and Experian. She succeeds Katie Michael-Battaglia, design director of Nemo Tile.
"Ginger brings exceptional energy and enthusiasm to IIDA NY,” says Michael-Battaglia. "Ginger has an empowering vision for the chapter and IIDA NY's role in the interior design community. I am confident in her leadership and dedication to ensuring that our organization continues to positively impact the industry.”
“I truly enjoy supporting the NY design industry and helping to bring out the best in our talented pool of design professionals,” says Gilden. “This organization has connected me with an incredible group, and I hope to be as inspiring as those who precede me. IIDA's vice president, Julio Braga, design principal at IA, and past IIDA International president, provides guidance and support, as do my IA and IIDA families.”
"Ginger Gilden is an excellent designer and an inspiring colleague,” says Braga. “Her talents are only amplified by her effortless ability to manage work, a family and volunteer activities with unwavering passion, dedication and kindness. Through this passion and her design expertise, she sets a wonderful example for others in our office, and will be a fantastic president of IIDA's New York Chapter.”