Lanny McIntosh Elected as AIA Strategic Council Moderator

Washington, D.C. — The American Institute of Architects (AIA) Strategic Council elected Lanny McIntosh as moderator at its inaugural assembly in December 2014.

As moderator, McIntosh will lead the council’s Steering Committee and moderate assemblies.

The Strategic Council was formed at the AIA Convention in Chicago in June 2014 as an essential part of the Repositioning the AIA Initiative, a restructuring of governance developed to better address the unique challenges and opportunities the AIA faces. In addition to the formation of the Strategic Council, the AIA will also be reducing the size of the Board from more than 50 to 16 or fewer members as part of the initiative.

“The Strategic Council will give us new ways to confront the future of the profession proactively, not reactively,” said AIA EVP/Chief Executive Officer Robert Ivy, FAIA. “It will look forward to investigate emerging issues in business, practice, and design that our members will be asking about in the months and years ahead. Cooperatively with the Board of Directors, it will promote a relevant strategic plan for our present and future needs.”

The work of the new Board will begin in January in Virginia, and the inaugural Strategic Council will meet in early February in New Orleans.

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