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Professional Advisory Board

Board members with students

Mark Stenftenagel, Mickey Warriner and Jessica Iskrzycki (front row, L–R) socialize after meeting with the undergraduate-led Interior Design Network Executive Board.

Trusted Guidance.

Lasting Connections.

The Professional Advisory Board is currently comprised of nine members engaged in various design careers. These are loyal alumni and experienced practitioners, committed to academic excellence and industry relevance within the Interior Design program here at SIU Carbondale.

The advisory board convenes annually to formally review student work and to discuss emerging trends within the discipline. Meanwhile, the individual members generously lend their unique knowledge, talents and support throughout the year when it's needed—providing valued mentorship and guidance to our students, faculty and program administrators.

Current Advisory Board Members
Name Title Professional Affiliation
Barbara Burnette System Director Facilities Planning,
Maintenance and Construction Management
Wausau, WI
Joe Connell Principal Perkins & Will
Chicago, IL
Leah Hofferkamp Senior Associate HOK
St. Louis, MO
Jessica Iskrzycki Senior Construction Project Manager Charles Schwab Corporate Real Estate
Chicago, IL
Jacqui Lee Construction Manager &
Store Planning
St. Louis, MO
Jeff Liggert Architect Portage, IN
Nicole Manno Interior Designer Eckehnhoff Saunders
Chicago, IL
Mark Stenftenagel CEO & Principal Whitney Architects
Chicago, IL
Mickey Warriner Federal Interior Design Manager Jacobs
St. Louis, MO
Kay Wulf Interior Designer (Independent)
Chicago, IL