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NAAZ ALIKHAN

Principal, Williams & Paddon

As Principal of the Interior Environments Group, Naaz has been a member of the Williams + Paddon team for over 22 years. In addition to her role in leading design efforts for specialized interior projects, Naaz oversees Business Development, Staff Recruitment as well as Strategic Planning for the firm.

Naaz has oversight of all interior design projects, and the interior design team. As Project Designer, and Project Manager for a variety of projects in several market areas, she actively participates in programming, space planning, and development of interior architectural concepts, finishes, furnishings, specifications, and construction phase services

Naaz was born in Hyderabad, India; her family moved to England at the age of four, as her father was a surgeon with the Royal Air Force. The family traveled throughout Europe, Middle East, and Asia during her early years. Naaz then married, and moved to the United States, and has two sons who are now grown.

Her career as an Interior Designer began in 1980, in Westport, Connecticut. Since relocating to the Sacramento Metropolitan area, she has worked on numerous projects in the Central Valley region. While at Williams + Paddon, she helped establish the Interior Design Studio, building it into a viable profit center for the firm.

Naaz has always held the belief in engagement with community, and has many service credits to her name. As a recognized community leader, she has served in leadership positions for many community organizations including Soroptimist International, Roseville Chapter, and past member of City of Roseville Design Review Committee. Her term as Past President of the Roseville Chamber of Commerce honored her with an Athena Award, acknowledging leadership for women in the community.  Naaz currently serves as a member of the City of Roseville’s Economic Development Advisory Committee, and is Chair of the Roseville Chamber’s Economic Development Committee, and a Board Member of the Sacramento Chamber of Commerce.

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