IIDA’s Durst appointed to NYSID board

New York—The New York School of Interior Design (NYSID) has appointed Cheryl S. Durst, executive vice president and CEO of the International Interior Design Association (IIDA), as a member of its board of trustees, effective September 24, 2019.

“We are delighted to welcome Cheryl Durst to the NYSID board of trustees,” said David Sprouls, NYSID president. “Cheryl has a wealth of experience and her leadership has been key to the success of IIDA. Her unique perspective combined with her individual commitment to NYSID, and the interior design industry will be a valuable addition to the Board. IIDA, itself a nonprofit, has a strong alignment with the mission and goals of NYSID, and we look forward to her leadership as a member of our Board of Trustees.”

An exceptional communicator, innovator, and visionary leader, Durst has spurred progress, driven change and encouraged the expansion of the interior design industry. Today, with more than 15,000 members across 58 countries, Durst oversees the strategic direction of IIDA, curates and publishes Perspective, the association’s design journal, manages a team of 25 professional staff members, leads the 10-member International board of directors and directs all outreach and programmatic efforts, including more than a dozen global design competitions that recognize worldwide excellence in interior design.

“Today’s design students are tasked with creating and shaping the built environment of tomorrow. It is truly an honor to be given the opportunity to support the emerging designers of the future,” said Durst. “I am proud to join NYSID’s exceptional leadership team alongside my talented and dedicated fellow board members.”

In addition, the New York School of Interior Design has appointed Eric Gering as faculty trustee, effective September 24. Gering has been an instructor at NYSID nearly 20 years and offers a unique faculty perspective to the Board of Trustees.

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