Heather Robertson Corrigan honored with the Keith Hooks Volunteer Excellence Award

2013-Heather-Robertson-CorriganHeather Robertson Corrigan, FIDC, President of Robertson MacLean Design Limited has been honored with the Keith Hooks Volunteer Excellence Award in recognition of her outstanding contributions to the Council for Interior Design Accreditation (CIDA).

Corrigan initially joined the CIDA Board of Directors in 2007 after then Director Keith Hooks was unable to continue his service due to health complications. Just one year later, Corrigan dove into her first officer role on the CIDA Board, accepting the position of Secretary/Treasurer for 2008. Corrigan served diligently in this position for five years until being appointed as Board Chair for 2013. She was reappointed Board Chair in 2014, her eighth and final year on the CIDA Board. From 2007-2014, Corrigan diligently served as the Board liaison to Interior Designers of Canada (IDC). She also served as the Board liaison to CIDA’s Standards Committee in 2011.

During her tenure as a volunteer leader, Corrigan was extraordinarily dedicated to advancing CIDA’s mission through community outreach. Corrigan consistently went above and beyond promoting CIDA’s role and value, both through generating ideas and strategizing how to improve community engagement as well as representing CIDA at numerous meetings, events, and conferences. A passionate advocate for excellence in interior design education, Corrigan consistently established good will and strengthened the prominence of CIDA as a valued partner in the interior design community. She actively sought and pursued avenues to educate others about the importance of CIDA accreditation and to engage stakeholders in CIDA’s quality assurance mission. Additionally, Corrigan’s strong, steadfast leadership and mentorship, internally, to the Board of Directors throughout her years of service are notable and worthy of recognition.

CIDA established the Keith Hooks Volunteer Excellence Award as a legacy to former Director Keith Hooks whose 20+ years of volunteer leadership immeasurably impacted thousands of students in CIDA-accredited programs.  “CIDA has benefited greatly from Heather Robertson Corrigan’s leadership and dedication during her many years of service,” states Dr. Pamela K. Evans, Board Chair. “She is, in deed and word, a true champion for CIDA and deserves honor and recognition for her outstanding contributions. The Board is very pleased to recognize her achievements with this award.”

Over 130 interior design educators and practitioners currently volunteer for CIDA. Only one Keith Hooks Volunteer Excellence Award is presented annually.

The Council for Interior Design Accreditation is an independent, non-profit, accrediting organization responsible for setting standards and evaluating degree granting interior design programs. Learn more at www.accredit-id.org.

For more information:
Holly Mattson, Executive Director ()
Telephone 616.458.0400