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2021 CIDA Jurors: Cheryl Durst, Hon. FIIDA

As we prepare for our 2021 Columbus Interior Design Awards, we are excited to announce our panel of esteemed jurors. Each juror provides a unique, expert perspective on interior design and the built environment, and are extremely passionate about promoting design excellence within our community. Today we introduce Cheryl Durst, Hon. FIIDA.

Cheryl Durst, Hon. FIIDA

Executive Vice President & CEO


An exceptional communicator and leader, Cheryl S. Durst has spurred progress, driven change and encouraged the expansion of the interior design industry. As the Executive Vice President and Chief Executive Officer of the International Interior Design Association (IIDA), Cheryl is committed to achieving broad recognition for the value of design and its significant role in society through both functionality and engagement in every day work spaces and the built environment. Cheryl oversees the strategic direction of IIDA, leads the Association’s International Board of Directors, and its professional staff, all of whom support the work of 15,000 members working in 58 countries. A sought after keynote speaker, panelist and moderator, Cheryl’s expert insight on design and culture enables her to engage audiences, worldwide, with acumen, humor and candor on design as a social and economic force. She holds dual degrees in journalism and economics from Boston University and is a member of the Board of Trustees for both the New York School of Interior Design (NYSID) and Chicago’s Museum of Contemporary Art. Cheryl has been referred to by Interior Design magazine as “an ambassador for innovation and expansion and a visionary strategist.” Citing her leadership in the industry, Cheryl was inducted into the prestigious Interior Design Hall of Fame in 2016.

Join us Thursday August 12th for our Design Awards Launch Party to meet our panel of judges and prepare for our main event!

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