Congratulations to OVR leaders who have been recently appointed to a National AIA Committees or Task Forces. This is great representation from the AIA Ohio Valley Region.

Jud Kline, AIA Cleveland, has been appointed to the Diversity Council will develop, communicate and implement diversity & inclusion strategies to align with the AIA Diversity Action Plan and the AIA Strategic Plan. Activities will be focused on member value in the following areas of diversity: marketplace, community, workplace inclusion and pipeline development. He was appointed to 1 of only 3 open positions!

John Rademacher, AIA Cincinnati, has been reappointed to the Advocacy Committee who advises the Board on a broad range of initiatives bearing on the advocacy of the Institute’s policies and views to the public, to government officials, and to others. The Advocacy Committee is also the primary voice of the Board on advocacy to AIA members, AIA staff and members of the broader community.

Bruce W Sekanick, AIA Eastern Ohio, has been newly appointed to the Advocacy Committee. He was appointed to 1 of 6 open positions!

Jason Shelley, Executive Director AIA Indiana / Indianapolis, has been appointed to the CES Collaborative Task Force charged to review the continuing education membership requirements to ensure the current policies and operations support the goals of the Institute by linking education and practice to develop and sustain lifelong learning by ensuring access to quality continuing education programs.

Deb Kunce, OVR Regional Director, has been appointed to the Board Community Committee to advise the Board of Directors on a broad range of issues and initiatives bearing on the integration, facilitation, and communication of the relationships of members to the Institute, to each other, and to society. The Community Committee is the primary advocate of the Board on Community issues to AIA members, AIA staff, and members of the broader society. She was also reappointed to the Strategic Directions Group.

Chas Schreckenberger, OVR Regional Director, has been appointed to the Board Knowledge Committee which is a committee of the Board that works with the Knowledge Communities which are designed to help the AIA provide timely information on awards, research, industry news, programs and opportunities to network both in-person and online in specific areas of interest.

The following members of the region were previously recognized for their appointments.  They are:

Hal Munger, AIA Toledo, was reappointed to the AIA Legacy Board

Janet Pike, AIA Kentucky, will continue to serve on the Membership Dues Payment Plan Task Force

Adam Palmer, AIA Indianapolis, will be the 2011 Chair of the National Young Architects Forum Advisory Committee

Sanford Garner, AIA Indianapolis, is the 2011 President of NOMA

Scott Veazey, AIA Southern Indiana, will become the 2011-12 NCARB President (in July 2011)

Congratulations to all of our members who are taking the time and effort to take on leadership roles in the Institute.  Thank you.