An internationally recognized design leader and Managing Principal of Gensler’s North Central Region, Nila leads and challenges more than 400 professionals while overseeing business development for four offices. She also served on the firm’s Board of Directors and Management Committee, and has expanded the size and diversity of Gensler’s corporate client base, including the addition of the Health & Wellness Practice Area. To stay at the forefront of emerging trends, Nila actively participates in initiatives tied to strategic programming, planning, and design, such as Gensler’s groundbreaking Workplace Survey. Involved in numerous civic, community, and industry organizations, she serves on the Chicago Architecture Foundation’s Executive Committee for the Board of Trustees, sits on the Board of Directors of World Business Chicago, and is a member of the International Women’s Forum, The Chicago Network, and the Economic Club of Chicago. She has been recognized with many accolades throughout her career, including the International Interior Design Association’s 2013 Leadership Award of Excellence and the American Society of Interior Designer’s 2007 Designer of Distinction Award. Nila earned her Bachelor’s of Science in Interior Design from the University of Minnesota.