Interior Image Group (IIG) today announced the promotion of executives Leslie Schultz, Sharon Bilbeisi, Marc Fugnitto, and Keith Roy to new leadership roles.

Leslie Schultz, former SVP of Design at Interior Image Group (IIG), has been promoted to Chief Designer Officer. With vast expertise leading and managing hospitality and commercial design projects over nearly two decades, Leslie brings extensive knowledge in creating engaging environments. With her trademark passion for storytelling, Leslie oversees IIG’s creative direction and design, mentoring the team to thoroughly understand how people experience spaces and how to cultivate a sense of place through authentic storytelling. She has led IIG to develop award-winning design projects and garnered a loyal client base becoming a respected and sought-after design partner for many hotel owners and developers from coast-to-coast.

Leslie has proven her design leadership with IIG over the past 7 years and her storytelling talent has contributed to IIG achieving excellence in the upscale lifestyle and full-service hotel markets. As our newly appointed Chief Design Officer, Leslie will offer overall strategic planning and continued oversight of all of IIG’s design and creative execution. Patti Tritschler, CEO of Interior Image Group (IIG)

Sharon Bilbeisi, former VP of Design at Interior Image Group (IIG), has been promoted to Senior Vice President, Full-Service Design. Sharon brings a global perspective and more than 20 years of experience to IIG. Prior to joining IIG, Sharon has worked with several leading design firms, such as Forrest Perkins/Perkins Eastman and DiLeonardo International. At IIG, Sharon works closely with the design leadership team to direct design for IIG’s lifestyle and full-service design projects, infusing a sense of story and community in every project. As a registered architect, Sharon also offers a strong sense of architectural perspective and construction knowledge.

Sharon has mastered the role of remote leadership during her time as VP Design with IIG. As our newly promoted SVP of Design, Sharon will continue to develop our design team collective while contributing to IIG’s business growth. Patti Tritschler, CEO of Interior Image Group (IIG)

Marc Fugnitto, former Principal and Director of Project Management at Interior Image Group (IIG) has been promoted to Vice President of Project Management. With a myriad of hospitality, corporate, and high-end residential interior design experience spanning 25 years, Marc Fugnitto has demonstrated his expertise in construction documentation, project management, and creative problem-solving. As Vice President of Project Management, Marc is responsible for ensuring all design projects meet IIG documentation standards, quality benchmarks, and critical milestones, ensuring accuracy and efficiency to meet each project’s needs. In addition, he plays an active role in the professional development and mentoring of the design team and project managers.

Marc is a proven leader and mentor, bringing decades of valuable project management and construction experience to our team. He diligently works to bring our design ideas to life every day, and as our VP of Project Management, Marc continues to elevate IIG in the industry. Leslie Schultz, Chief Design Officer of Interior Image Group (IIG)

Keith Roy, former Principal at Interior Image Group (IIG), has been promoted to Principal and Director of Project Management. With his vast knowledge in all aspects of the project and robust technical skills, Keith is responsible for managing multiple large-scale developments and provides creative, process-driven leadership in his current role as Principal and Director of Project Management. In this position, Keith engages in a heavy amount of team collaboration, manages project schedules and scopes, oversees the implementation of design, and ensures quality documentation is submitted to architects, consultants, hotel brands, and owners. In addition to technical coordination and project management, Keith has a passion for coaching and mentoring his team.

As one of IIG’s design Principals, Keith’s continued growth and expertise over the last decade with IIG has been exceptional. We are delighted to elevate his role to Principal and Director of Project Management for our full-service design team. Keith has demonstrated a proven expertise in successfully leading and managing our projects and has become one of our most well-respected and trusted design leaders. Leslie Schultz, Chief Design Officer of Interior Image Group (IIG)

About Interior Image Group (IIG)

Interior Image Group is one of the top hospitality interior design + branding and procurement firms in North America. With offices strategically located in Indiana, Chicago, and Florida IIG consistently receives numerous awards and accolades for their multi-dimensional work for the hospitality industry's top brands. From ground-up, adaptive reuse, and historic to forward thinking sustainable mixed-use developments, IIG is a sought-after design partner. With creativity and collaboration at its core, IIG's multidisciplinary team is dedicated to crafting thoughtful stories and telling them through original designs for every client and every project. As one of the most respected, award-winning interior architecture firms in the hospitality business, IIG balances a powerhouse creative team with meticulous design execution.

A recently expanded procurement division, Throughline by IIG, provides exceptional procurement expertise, ensuring project timelines and budgets are met. Throughline by IIG is a comprehensive procurement management firm with 100+ years of combined industry expertise in hospitality, multi-family, and commercial projects. With an agile team and a robust network of trusted vendors, Troughline offers creative solutions to product availability, shipping delays, and cost increases. Throughline prides itself on maintaining the highest standards in budget, timing, and design integrity. From start to finish, the IIG collective has the expertise to see each project from concept to completion. IIG partners with all hospitality brands and boutique independent owners and operators.

To learn more about IIG and to view a portfolio of recent work visit Interior Image Group (IIG).

Pamela Devaney
Managing Director
+ 760 846 4640
Interior Image Group (IIG)