board LEADERSHIP
James Maciejewski, AIA

2022 PRESIDENT

JAMES MACIEJEWSKI, AIA

Jim is Principal Architect of JMA Architects.  Having served on the Board of the Eastern Illinois Chapter and as a Director on the Illinois Chapter Board, Jim will continue to work on leadership development initiatives, advocacy, and issues important to members and the profession. He is honored to work with this Board and Staff to ensure that AIA Illinois endures as a trusted and respected voice for its members. Email James

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2022 SECOND VP | SECRETARY

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 & 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 & experienced professionals, and issues important to our communities and region. Email Jeff

Leanne Meyer-Smith, AIA

2022 PRESIDENT-ELECT | TREASURER

LEANNE MEYER-SMITH, AIA

Ms. Meyer-Smith has nearly 30 years of extensive experience that ranges from building design, facility analysis, and master planning to construction administration and project management applying her unique skills to both new construction and renovation work for a variety of clients. Leanne is committed to collaborating with other architects in service, advocacy and public awareness relative to the profession of architecture. Email Leanne

Stacey Pfingsten

EXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT

STACEY PFINGSTEN

Stacey Pfingsten came on as the new EVP of AIA Illinois in September 2019. She was previously the executive director of the Louisiana Architecture Foundation (LAF), organizing the South's first-ever Annual Architecture & Design Film Festival (ADFF) in New Orleans as well as spearheaded LAF's first produced documentary "Unexpected Modernism: The Wiener Brothers Story," which recently aired on Louisiana Public Broadcasting. Prior to living in New Orleans, she lived in Chicago for a number of years and has served as the communications director for Preservation Chicago, worked for several City of Chicago aldermen, and even ran once, albeit unsuccessfully in 2015 for 2nd Ward Alderman in Chicago. Stacey was born and raised on a farm in Central Illinois. Email Stacey

PHOTO CREDIT: Sierra Smithers 

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AT-LARGE DIRECTOR

(12/2022)

Thomas Hoepf, FAIA

EXP

Terran Wilson

CHICAGO DIRECTOR

(12/2022)

Terran Wilson

Landon Bone Baker Architects, Ltd.  

Megan Harte, AIA

NORTHEAST DIRECTOR

(12/2024)

Megan Harte, AIA

845 Design Group

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AT-LARGE DIRECTOR

(12/2022)

Jeremy Gentile, Assoc. AIA

Brookfield Properties

Wei Yu, AIA

CHICAGO DIRECTOR (12/2023)

AIA SFx REPRESENTATIVE

Wei Yu, AIA

Yu & Associates Collaborative, PLLC

Todd Higginbotham, AIA

PRAIRIE DIRECTOR

(12/2023)

Todd Higginbotham, AIA

Bailey Edward 

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CHICAGO DIRECTOR

(12/2024)

Molly M. Rademacher, AIA

Lamar Johnson Collaborative

Jon Murawski, AIA

EASTERN DIRECTOR

(12/2022)

Johnathan Murawski, AIA

Robert Juris & Assoc. Architects, Ltd. 

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REGIONAL ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR

(12/2023)

Adam Gregory Fogel, Assoc. AIA

Kezlo Group, LLC

Holly Harris, AIA

YOUNG ARCHITECT REPRESENTATIVE

(12/2022)

Holly Harris, AIA

SmithGroup

Janeen Harrell, AIA

ILLINOIS REPS ON NAT'L STRATEGIC COUNCIL 

(12/2023)

Janeen Harrell, AIA

Mark Schwamel, AIA

ILLINOIS REPS ON NAT'L STRATEGIC COUNCIL 

(12/2022)

Mark Schwamel, AIA

Kahler Slater

Tyler Porter

STUDENT DIRECTOR

Tyler Porter, AIAS

Nese Gulay Altintas

STUDENT DIRECTOR-ELECT

Nese Altintas, AIAS

ILLINOIS REPS ON AIA COLLEGE OF FELLOWS 

David Chasco, FAIA

Roula Alakiotou, FAIA
Roula Associates Architect, Chtd.

ILLINOIS REGION AXP ADVISOR
Sean Gallagher
Judson University

NATIONAL BOARD OF DIRECTORS | 2021-2023 AIA AT-LARGE 

Ryan J. Gann, Assoc. AIA

Ross Barney Architects