MEET OUR NEW BOARD MEMBERS!
CIDQ welcomes four new appointments to its 2021 Board of Directors: President Elect Scott MacMeekin, Directors Erin Jennings and Kia Weatherspoon, and returning Public Member David Minacci, who was reelected to a second term. CIDQ’s Board of Directors provides governance to direct the organization’s strategic operations and ensure fiscal responsibility.
CIDQ CEO Thom Banks stated, “I am thrilled to welcome these passionate and strategic individuals. Their unique backgrounds and diverse experience will make them a great asset to CIDQ’s board and the organization.”
Scott MacMeekin, NCIDQ, is a Senior Designer and workplace design lead for the Charlotte, North Carolina based BB+M Architecture. With nearly 20 years of commercial design experience, Scott has built a portfolio of award-winning design work and grown the interior design practice for both regional and nationally recognized design firms. His work and thought leadership have led to numerous publications, speaking engagements, and competition jury selections. He is a strong advocate for the design industry and an active mentor to young designers. A native Virginian, Scott received his Interior Design degree from Virginia Tech and embraced the University motto ‘That I May Serve’ while dedicating himself to the industry.
Erin Jennings, IIDA, NCIDQ, RID, Associate AIA, is an Associate Partner with krM Architecture, a design studio committed to craft and quality with concentration on progressively transforming communities. Based in Indianapolis, Erin continues to develop a strong love for the heart of the Midwest. She attended Ball State University, where she graduated with a double major in both architecture and interior design. After her time at BSU, she traveled to Buffalo, New York for two years to complete her Master of Architecture from The State University of New York at Buffalo. She has since studied abroad in Costa Rica, participating in a sustainable design futures program, with an emphasis on sustainable interiors and inclusive design.
Kia Weatherspoon, NCIDQ, ASID, is the founder and President of Determined by Design, a minority and veteran-owned business located in Washington, DC. Providing full-service interior design, Kia’s firm has brought Design Equity™ to multifamily affordable and supportive housing properties, and small businesses located in economically challenged and emerging communities since 2012. Her firm’s practice focuses on making interior design a standard for all and not a luxury for a few. A native of Portsmouth, VA, Kia attended Corcoran College of Art & Design, where she earned her MFA in interior design. She also holds a BFA in interior design from Moore College of Art & Design in Philadelphia.
David Minacci is a partner in the law firm of Manausa, Shaw & Minacci, P.A. and has served as the prosecuting attorney for the Florida Board of Architecture and Interior since November 2002. In this capacity, David has prosecuted hundreds of cases involving both licensed interior designers who violate the practice act and those individuals that engage in the practice of interior design without a license. His services have been critical in showing the importance of regulation and that such regulations protect the health, safety and welfare of the citizens of Florida.
Our board is full of dynamic leaders who represent and move forward the mission of CIDQ. Get to know them all.
Aandra Currie Shearer, President
Scott MacMeekin, President Elect
Caren Martin, Past President