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Meet the Leadership Team

Design innovators. Creatives. Artisans. Drapery Connection’s leadership team has decades of experience and have each made an impressive impact on the Chicagoland design industry. Experts at translating customer needs into bold visions, their combined expertise delivers unparalleled design solutions on projects of all sizes.

Susette Kubiac – President

Susette joined Drapery Connection at only 18-years-old when her mother Bonnie suggested she try joining the family business. She had to interview with John Danaher. her father and then-president, and Carl Movrich, CEO, and commit to giving it a full year if she was hired. She made it that year — and 34 more, working her way up to president of the company. Susette has an NCIDQ certification and is a member of the American Society of Interior Designers (ASID). She is an exciting and innovative interior designer whose work has been featured in many publications in her three decades with Drapery Connection

Mimi Harling – CEO

Mimi is the granddaughter of Drapery Connection founder Bruno Movrich. With both her father and grandfather in the interior design business, she and her sisters grew up in the store. They’d pretend to be employees until they were old enough to ring up sales, set up drapery tables, stamp brochures, and stuff envelopes. Mimi now has over 40 years in interior design, and her daughters have followed in their mother’s footsteps, supporting the business.

David Pope – Business Development Director

David has more than 28 years of experience as a design innovator and implementer, developing projects and building teams that deliver quality solutions across all sectors of architectural design. He holds a Bachelor’s degree from Evangel University and studied civil engineering at the University of Wisconsin Milwaukee. David also is on the board of directors for the Wisconsin Breast Cancer Show House.