The Voice for Texas Architecture

Commissions & Committees

The activities of the Texas Society of Architects are largely the result of member volunteers working in partnership with staff.

Commissions & Committees

The activities of the Texas Society of Architects are largely the result of member volunteers working in partnership with staff.

Executive Committee

The various committees and task forces of the Society are organized into five commissions, each of which is led by a member of the Executive Committee.

Connie G. Rivera, AIA
President and Executive Committee Chair

Audrey Maxwell, AIA
President-Elect

Eva Read-Warden, AIA
Secretary

Jason Puchot, AIA
Treasurer

Zaida Basora, FAIA
Vice President, Advocacy

Andrew Hawkins, AIA
Vice President, Communications

Nicki Marrone, AIA
Vice President, Practice and Recognition

Mike Allex, AIA
Vice President, Professional Development

James T. Perry
TxA EVP/CEO

Operations Commission

Charge

To oversee and coordinate, in conjunction with the Executive Committee, Board of Directors, and staff, the financial, administrative, and operational activities of the Society.

Commissioner, Operations

Audrey Maxwell, AIA
President-Elect

Administrative Policies
D. Michael Hellinghausen, AIA

Finance
Jason Puchot, AIA

Convention Futures
D. Michael Hellinghausen, AIA

Nominating
D. Michael Hellinghausen, AIA

Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Task Force
Beau Frail, AIA

Advocacy Commission

Charge

To anticipate trends and identify social, economic, and technological forces impacting the profession, and to formulate the best legal or political response that positions Texas Architects as a leader in defining issues and developing appropriate results. To represent the profession as its liaison to government agencies, especially those regulating the practice of architecture.

Vice President, Advocacy

Zaida Basora, FAIA

Government Affairs Steering
Anne Hildenbrand, AIA

School Safety Workgroup
Laura Sachtleb

Community Design Action Team
Michael Zaretsky, AIA

Communications Commission

Charge

To support the overall goals of the Texas Society of Architects, as they relate to its communication with the general public concerning its activities, internal and external award programs, and positions with regard to those issues of professional concern to its membership.

Vice President, Communications

Andrew Hawkins, AIA

Publications
Jesse Hager, AIA

Education Outreach
Samantha Markham, AIA

Practice and Recognition Commission

Charge

To be the liaison between Texas Architects members and other component knowledge communities, incorporating issues of design, policy, and technology. To communicate with public agencies and private organizations affecting areas of interest, and provide for the sharing of information with members.

Vice President, Practice and Recognition

Nicki Marrone, AIA

Design
Maria Gomez, AIA

Design Conference
Audrey Maxwell, AIA (2020)
Elizabeth Price, AIA (2021)

Honor Awards
Craig Reynolds, FAIA

Professional Development Commission

Charge

To provide an internal member focus for member education and development, and for liaison with accredited Texas schools of architecture and for the integration and involvement of students in those schools into the Society.

Vice President, Professional Development

Mike Allex, AIA

Convention
Al Hernandez, AIA

Continuing Education
Jacqueline Carlson, AIA

Architectural Experience Program (AXP)
David Brewerton, Assoc. AIA
Monica Salazar, Assoc. AIA

Additional Committees and Chairs

Component Collaboration Task Force
TBD