Leadership

The Arkansas Chapter of the American Institute of Architects is made up of member architects – some of whom also fill leadership roles in the organization.  Each year, we elect officers, directors and section chairs, who will manage all of the Association’s affairs for the year.

Officers

President

Jonathan Opitz, AIA

AMR Architects

Vice President

Craig Boone, AIA

Architecture Plus, Inc.

Treasurer

Patty Opitz, AIA

Polk Stanley Wilcox

Secretary

Rich Brya, AIA

BRYArchitecture

Secretary-Elect

Todd Welch, AIA

Brackett Krennerich and Associates P.A.

Past President

Kyle Cook, AIA

Brackett Krennerich & Associates Architects

Directors

Associate Director

Kiara Luers, AIA

modus studio

Asst. Associate Director

Nate Deason, AIA

MAHG Architecture

Director (2023)

James Meyer, AIA

Taggart Architects

Director (2023)

BJ Phillips, AIA

Burris Architecture

Director (2021)

Jeff Steiling, AIA

CahoonSteiling Architecture

Director (2022)

Ngozi Brown, AIA

NOB A+D

Director (2022)

Tim Varner, AIA

MAHG Architecture

Dean, U of A

Peter MacKeith, Assoc. AIA

Fay Jones School of Architecture

Senior Director

Galen Hunter, AIA

MAHG Architecture, Inc.

State Architect

Nathan Alderson, AIA

Arkansas Building Authority

Section Chairs

Central

Lily McRae, Assoc. AIA

Cromwell Architects

East

Brittany Mortin, Assoc. AIA

Little and Associates Architects

Fort Smith

Gerianna England, AIA

Architecture Plus

Northwest

Steven Baker, AIA

Harrison French & Associates

Staff

Executive Director

Brent Stevenson, IOM

AIA Arkansas / Brent Stevenson Associates