Continuing IA Interior Architects’ strong commitment to the New York City community, the company has hired Sonya Verny as director of client services. Verny has more than 15 years of experience in business development and account management for Fortune 500 companies and AmLaw 100 firms. Her primary focus will be on expanding IA’s presence in the local market and continuing to bring value to existing New York clients.
Verny is very active in CoreNet as the co-chair of its Global Young Leaders Programs Committee. She serves as CoreNet’s PR liaison for multiple NYC committees, including Special Events, Membership, and the Newsletter, as well as the communications co-chair for its Eastern Regional Symposium. She is the current secretary of the Executive Board of IFMA NYC, where her interviews with real estate and facilities management professionals are regularly published in the IFMA NYC newsletter.
A particular passion of Verny’s is fundraising for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital through her involvement with the Kids for Kids committee, which she co-chairs. Since its inception, the Kids for Kids foundation has raised over $10 million for children and families battling catastrophic diseases. Earlier this year, Sonya was honored by St. Francis Food Pantries & Shelters as a Woman of Valor.
“I am thrilled to join the New York office as IA continues to grow through its commitment to creativity and innovation,” says Verny. “I am humbled to be part of a group of professionals that are extremely passionate and deeply client focused.”
“We are very excited to welcome Sonya Verny to IA as New York’s Director of Client Services,” say Buzz Riley and Julio Braga, New York managing directors. “Sonya is well known in the design, real estate, and construction industries and has actively engaged with prominent organizations such as CoreNet, IFMA, IAMC, and others for many years. Her personable nature, limitless passion, and vibrant enthusiasm are contagious and we look forward to an exciting future working together.”