Bruce Sekanick, AIA, OAA, is AIA National’s Secretary Treasurer for 2017-2018

Columbus, Ohio – June 7, 2016 – Ohio architect Bruce W. Sekanick, AIA, OAA, was elected 2017-2018 Secretary of the American Institute of Architects (AIA) National Board of Directors. Sekanick was elected at AIA’s 2016 National Convention in Philadelphia last month and will take office in December.  Sekanick is a firm principal at Phillips/Sekanick Architects in Warren.

The American Institute of Architects is the leading professional membership association for licensed architects and emerging professionals; and serves as the voice of the profession. AIA Ohio represents more than 2,000 licensed architects and associate architects.

In this role, Sekanick will oversee the administrative process of the organization and will be responsible for maintaining official records and documents.  He will also address membership and chapter or component accreditation and chartering; and, in consultation with the Institute’s legal counsel, oversee the election of AIA directors and officers. Additionally, he will actively work with the Secretary’s Advisory Committee on reviewing proposed resolutions and changes to the Bylaws and Rules of the Board. 

“Bruce brings a wealth of experience to this office as he has served in many roles at the state and national level,” said Gregg Strollo, AIA Ohio President. “We are extremely proud of Bruce and this accomplishment and we know that he will make a positive impact on AIA’s membership.”

Sekanick is currently the chair of ArchiPAC, the Institute’s Political Action Committee. He previously served as chair of the AIA National Strategic Planning Committee, was regional representative to the Strategic Council for 2015 and regional director on the Board of Directors from 2013 to 2014, both for the Ohio Valley Region. He was also president of AIA Ohio in 2010 and president of AIA Eastern Ohio in 1995.

Sekanick received his Bachelor of Science and Bachelor of Architecture degrees from Kent State University along with a Certificate in Urban Studies and Planning.  He also completed an Executive Certificate program in Leadership and Management in 2012 from the University of Notre Dame.