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Commissions and Committees

The activities of the Texas Society of Architects are largely the result of member volunteers working in partnership with staff. The various committees and task forces responsible for this work are organized into five commissions, each of which is led by a member of the Executive Committee.

Chair, Executive Committee

Connie G. Rivera, AIA

President

Executive Committee Members

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.

Chair, Operations

Audrey Maxwell, AIA

President-Elect

Committees and Chairs

Administrative Policies

Michael Hellinghausen, AIA

Finance

Jason Puchot, AIA

Convention Futures

Michael Hellinghausen, AIA

Nominating

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

Committees and Chairs

Government Affairs Steering

Anne Hildenbrand, AIA

School Safety Workgroup

Laura Sachtleb

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

Committees and Chairs

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

Committees and Chairs

Design
Maria Gomez, AIA

Design Conference
Audrey Maxwell, AIA (2020)

Elizabeth Price, AIA (2021)

Honor Awards
Craig Reynolds, FAIA

Community Design Action Team
Michael Zaretsky, AIA

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

Committees and Chairs

Convention

Al Hernandez, AIA

Continuing Education
Jacqueline Carlson, AIA

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

Monica Salazar, Assoc. AIA

Additional

Component Collaboration Task Force

TBD