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2024 PRESIDENT

JEFF JENO, AIA

Jeff Jeno works with Moody Nolan Architects, as part of the firm’s Chicago Regional Office leadership group. As an AIA member for over 25 years, Jeff has devoted time to serve AIA Chicago’s Regional & Urban Design Knowledge Community in various leadership roles, volunteered to work with and mentor aspiring designers, taught college courses focused on design and construction – and served as a Chicago Chapter Director to the AIA Illinois Board. As a past participant of the AIA Illinois Leadership Institute program, Jeff is honored to contribute service back to the Illinois Chapter and membership - and will work to advocate for and support emerging and experienced professionals, and issues important to our communities and region. Email Jeff

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2024 PRESIDENT-ELECT | TREASURER

Jeremy Gentile, Assoc. AIA

Jeremy Gentile, Assoc. AIA is skilled in managing collaboration and coordination between key stakeholders, consultant teams and end users to deliver optimum results on concurrent projects. A successful design leader that enjoys tackling complex challenges and delivering innovative and thoughtful solutions that are on brand, on budget, and on time. Gentile has served with AIA Illinois as 2022 At-Large Director, 2023 Second VP / Secretary, and Founding Chair for Emerging Professionals Network.

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2024 SECRETARY

MEGAN HARTE, AIA

Megan is an architect, planner and designer who specializes in the design of community-focused spaces. Her work often consists of complex renovations of institutional and federally owned buildings, and her design approach promotes collaboration, inclusiveness, and future-state thinking. Her final designs are thoughtful and delights in the unanticipated. As an AIA leader, Megan has served as AIA Illinois- Northeast Director and was the 2019 AIA Northeast Illinois President. Her involvement in the AIA since 2006 has fostered several connections and experiences throughout the State, including participation in the inaugural AIA Bridge Program in 2009. Since 2012, Megan has co-managed 845 Design Group, a planning and architecture practice in La Grange, Illinois. Her firm, founded with her college classmate, has been recognized by regional business associations and has earned a reputation for humanizing the design process.   Email Megan

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AT-LARGE DIRECTOR

Robert Natke, AIA

UrbanWorks

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CHICAGO DIRECTOR

Cesar Santoy, AIA

Studio ARQ

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EASTERN DIRECTOR

Jose Pareja, AIA

JP Architects, Ltd.

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AT-LARGE DIRECTOR

Patty Lloyd

Leopardo

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CHICAGO DIRECTOR

Alzira Maldonado Protsishin, AIA

EXP

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PRAIRIE DIRECTOR

Karen Shoup, AIA

Illinois Department of Transportation

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CHICAGO DIRECTOR

Molly M. Rademacher, AIA

Studio GC

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NORTHEAST DIRECTOR

Jeffrey F. Minor, AIA

ARCON Associates

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STATE AND TERRITORIAL ASSOCIATE REPRESENTATIVE

Rachel Wiesbrock, Assoc. AIA

LCM Architects

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YOUNG ARCHITECT REPRESENTATIVE

Raquel Guzman Geara, AIA

SmithGroup

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STUDENT DIRECTOR

Anna Karel

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EARLY PROFESSIONALS DIRECTOR

William Basco, AIA

EXP

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2024-26 STRATEGIC COUNCILOR

Leanne Meyer-Smith, AIA

DLR Group

ILLINOIS REP ON AIA COLLEGE OF FELLOWS 

John Syvertsen, FAIA

Holly Gerberding, FAIA

ILLINOIS REGION AXP ADVISOR

Jon McNeely, AIA

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