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

Craig Boone, AIA

Architecture Plus, Inc.

Vice President

Patty Opitz, AIA

Polk Stanley Wilcox

Treasurer

Rich Brya, AIA

BRYArchitecture

Secretary

Todd Welch, AIA

Brackett Krennerich and Associates P.A.

Secretary-Elect

Chris East, AIA

Cromwell Architects Engineers

Past President

Jonathan Opitz, AIA

AMR Architects

Directors

Associate Director

Nate Deason, AIA

MAHG Architecture

Asst. Associate Director

Nikki Crane, Assoc. AIA

Polk Stanley Wilcox

Director (2022)

Amber Banks, AIA

Cromwell Architects Engineers

Director (2023)

James Meyer, AIA

Taggart Architects

Director (2023)

BJ Phillips, AIA

Burris Architecture

Director (2024)

Jamey McFadden, AIA

Halsey Thrasher Harpole

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

Mortin Design Services, LLC

Fort Smith

Gerianna England, AIA

Childers Architect

Northwest

Jessica Lewallen, AIA

AMR Architects

Staff

Executive Director

Brent Stevenson, IOM

AIA Arkansas / Brent Stevenson Associates