In six years as director of the International Interior Design Association Northern-Pacific Chapter Boise City Center, Mandy Boam led the organization to new heights in membership and scope. Boam, an Associate Interior Designer at Hummel, was one of four in the Boise area who worked to start the Boise City Center back in 2009 and has since decided to pass on the director title. During Boam’s tenure the BCC tripled in membership size, and successfully provides community engagement and professional development opportunities. In addition, the BCC also coordinates Continuing Education Units for interior designers and architects in the Treasure Valley.
Since becoming an Interior Designer, the IIDA has afforded Mandy with the chance to work with a network of dynamic interior designers throughout the Pacific Northwest. This brought forth conversations with industry front-runners and helped her elevate her own skills. In addition to providing a platform to work with other interior designers and architects, Boam found the IIDA to be rewarding as she was given the chance to be a champion for commercial interior design in a widely known and respected region.
Given the changing of the guards, Boam’s involvement with the BCC won’t dissolve, however. Her new responsibilities will focus on recruitment and growing the BCC membership, while Randi Thomas, Interior Designer at CTA, will take over as director. Boam said she’s happy to have grown so much through the opportunities IIDA and the Boise City Center provided, and she is looking forward to her new role with the organization.