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EXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT

STACEY PFINGSTEN

Stacey was previously the Executive Director of the Louisiana Architecture Foundation and in that capacity, organized the South's first ever Annual Architecture & Design Film Festival (ADFF) in New Orleans. In conjunction with the 2017 ADFF, she facilitated an exhibition on the modernist works of New Orleans beloved architect, Albert C. Ledner in partnership with Southeastern Architectural Archives. 

 

"I am incredibly honored to have been chosen as the next Executive Vice President of AIA Illinois. I will be a tireless advocate on behalf of our members, for the betterment of the profession of architecture and for Illinois' exemplary built heritage," Email Stacey

MANAGING DIRECTOR

ERIC KLINNER, CAE

Eric has been with AIA Illinois since 2006. He handles membership issues (including how to join and understanding your benefits), works closely with the Board as liaison and manages the day-to-day operations of the state office. In 2018, he is also serving as President of the Illinois Society of Association Executives. Email Eric

PROGRAM DIRECTOR

MARY YOUNG

Mary joined AIA Illinois in 2001 and oversees all aspects of events and meeting planning, including program development, sponsorship & logistics. She facilitates the annual Honor Awards Program. Mary can also answer questions about Mandatory Continuing Education, including navigation of AIA/CES Discovery and help with your transcript.  Email Mary

COMMUNICATIONS INTERN

KIA JONES

Kia is AIA Illinois's newest Intern where she collaborates with the rest of the staff of AIA Illinois on its development of media and promotion. Kia is involved in AIA social media, press releases, and promoting new and exciting developments in architecture through the newsletter. Kia is a senior at the University of Illinois Springfield studying Mass Media Communication. Email Kia

OUTREACH DIRECTOR

kATHLEEN ALCORN

Kathleen comes to AIA Illinois from the Department of Financial and Professional Regulation, where she was part of the legislative affairs team and the Blockchain Initiative. Through AIA Illinois, Kathleen is continuing participation in the Governor's Corporate Innovation Council as a representative for the design-build industries. Kathleen is your collaborative resource for emerging technologies, grassroots advocacy at the Illinois State Capitol, and to share stories of AIA Illinois member projects throughout Illinois legislative districts. Email Kathleen