AIA Board of Directors appoints Ron Miller and Katharine Weymouth to serve as Public Directors

Washington, D.C. – December 12, 2016 – (RealEstateRama) — The Board of Directors of the American Institute of Architects (AIA) selected Ron Miller and Katharine Weymouth to serve as Public Directors. In their new roles, Miller and Weymouth will provide knowledge and advice to the AIA Board.

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Ron Miller is Vice President of Innovation for BlueScope Building North America (BBNA) of Kansas City, Missouri. Miller’s background includes engineering, consulting, marketing management, innovation management and general management. He received his Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering cum laude from Tufts University and an MBA from the Tuck School at Dartmouth College.

“Ron is a pillar in an industry that dominates huge expanses of built America and shapes much of our landscape,” said 2017 AIA President Thomas Vonier, FAIA. “He has a great understanding of market imperatives and the business values of building. With very clear views on the power of design, Ron has unique perspectives on how new, factory-based design and manufacturing technologies are forever changing buildings.”

Katharine Weymouth is a Senior Advisor at Laurel Strategies and has served as Publisher and Chief Executive Officer of The Washington Post. Weymouth serves on the boards of Graham Holdings, The Economic Club of Washington D.C., The Philip Graham Fund and The Field School.

“Katharine has an extraordinary grasp of the media world, and of our nearly-universal transition to digital life,” Vonier said. “I greatly admire her courageous record of profound commitment to civil discourse based on facts. She also has an innate love of architecture and deep affinity for our profession.”

About The American Institute of Architects

Founded in 1857, the American Institute of Architects consistently works to create more valuable, healthy, secure, and sustainable buildings, neighborhoods, and communities. Through nearly 300 state and local chapters, the AIA advocates for public policies that promote economic vitality and public wellbeing. Members adhere to a code of ethics and conduct to ensure the highest professional standards. The AIA provides members with tools and resources to assist them in their careers and business as well as engaging civic and government leaders and the public to find solutions to pressing issues facing our communities, institutions, nation and world. Visit www.aia.org.

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For over 150 years, members of the American Institute of Architects (AIA) have worked with each other and their communities to create more valuable, healthy, secure, and sustainable buildings and cityscapes. By using sustainable design practices, materials, and techniques, AIA architects are uniquely poised to provide the leadership and guidance needed to provide solutions to address climate change. AIA architects walk the walk on sustainable design. Visit www.aia.org/walkthewalk.

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