AIA elections are being held next week in Atlanta at the AIA National Convention. Your primer continues here: 

As the 2015 AIA National Convention draws closer, campaigns for the leadership positions of the AIA are heating up. The race for treasurer is uncontested, with Stuart Coppedge, AIA, as the sole candidate. Read about Coppedge below to familiarize yourself with the Colorado architect who will take over as treasurer in 2016.

Meet the Candidate 
(response in his own words)

I’ve been in Colorado Springs, Colo., for about 30 years now, practicing with a couple different firms. I joined AIA when I got licensed. I was involved early on in the Institute and got reengaged about 10 years ago. I joined my local board, serving as president and moved up through the state ranks. Then, I was fortunate to be elected as a regional director from the Western Mountain region in 2011. I served three years on the national board. One of my assignments there was the finance and audit committee. I thoroughly enjoyed that work. I’m also very much a proponent of what we’ve done in the change of governance and other issues with repositioning. I was excited when this opportunity came up to be able to continue onto the new board to make sure these changes really take hold.    

Check out ARCHITECT’s interviews with the three candidates for 2016 first vice president/2017 president-elect.

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