The 2020 President-elect, the 2019-2020 Secretary, and an At-large Director were elected in New York City

Three new leaders were elected at AIA Conference on Architecture 2018, including the 2020 President-elect.

2019 First Vice President/2020 President-elect

L. Jane Frederick, FAIA, from AIA South Carolina, was elected 2019 First Vice President/2020 President-elect.

From 2016 to 2017, she served as an At-large Director on AIA National’s Board of Directors while chairing the Public Outreach Committee and serving on the Board Visibility & Engagement Task Force. Previously, she was the South Atlantic Regional Director from 2012 to 2015. She also chaired the Small Firm Round Table’s Executive Committee in 2014 and served as president of AIA South Carolina in 2010.

“To create a future with better buildings, better communities, and a better world, we have to be flexible, nimble, and seize opportunities to turn dilemmas into advantages,” she says. “As architects, when we are at our best, we don’t talk about the future—we create it.”

A principal at Frederick + Frederick Architects since 1989, she received her B.Arch. from Auburn University.

2019-2020 Secretary

Jason Winters, AIA, from AIA Chesapeake Bay/AIA Maryland, was elected 2019-2020 Secretary.

He recently served on AIA’s Strategic Council, both as the moderator and liaison to the National Associates Committee. His AIA service includes terms on the Continuing Education Committee, the Public Awareness & Advocacy Committee, and the Federal Architecture Task Group. In 2014 he served as president of AIA Maryland; he was also president of AIA Chesapeake Bay in 2008.

“I believe the Secretary should continue to fulfill the vision of repositioning the Institute,” he says, “placing AIA as a robust professional organization with prominent leadership in all aspects of the built environment—past, present and future.”

A principal at Kezlo Group since 2013, he received a B.Arch. from Drexel University, a M.Arch. from Syracuse University, and a Master’s degree in Liberal Arts at Johns Hopkins University.

2019-2021 At-large Director

Jessica Sheridan, AIA, from AIA New York Chapter/AIA New York, was elected an At-large Director.

In 2018, she served on AIA National’s Board Knowledge Committee after a three-year stint as a New York Regional Representative on the AIA Strategic Council. She was also named an AIA Louise Bethune Fellow in 2018 and received an AIA Young Architects Award in 2017.

“We are experiencing a pivotal moment at AIA,” she says. “Connecting with our membership is more important now than ever. We need to be ambitious and proactive. AIA must think boldly and aspirationally about our profession.”

A senior associate at Mancini Duffy since 2017, she received a B.A. in Visual Arts and Architecture from Oberlin College and her M.Arch. from the Rhode Island School of Design.

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