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Board of Directors

Renée Pinczes - President
Vice-President – Finance, Reed Construction Data

Renée Pinczes is Vice President – Finance of Reed Construction Data. Renée has served as board member for such non-profits as the Georgia Center for Child Advocacy and the Spectrum Technical Institute. She actively serves her community as a volunteer for the Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta and the American Cancer Society.
Dennis Cotter
Senior Executive Vice President, James G. Davis Construction Corporation

Dennis Cotter oversees operations, strategic initiatives and client relations as Senior Executive Vice President of James G. Davis Construction Corporation (DAVIS). Recognized for his emphasis on effective teamwork, commitment to quality, service excellence and putting the customer first, Dennis believes in corporate responsibility—building partnerships that positively impact the community.
James P. Cramer
Founder and Chairman, Greenway Group

Jim Cramer’s career has spanned the design and architecture community. Currently chairman and principal of the Greenway Group, he is also the founding editor and publisher of DesignIntelligence, president of the Design Futures Council, and author of numerous articles and critically-acclaimed books. An Honorary Member and former CEO of the AIA, Jim Cramer has over 80 awards to honor his service to architecture, management and new organizational design.
Robert Ivy
Executive Vice President/CEO, AIA

Robert Ivy, FAIA, is the Executive Vice President/Chief Executive Officer of the AIA. A former principal with Ivy Architects, Robert is one of few recognized as Master Architect by Alpha Rho Chi for his work in communicating the value of design to a new generation. Robert serves on the advisory boards of Tulane University, Mississippi State University, Auburn University’s Rural Studio and Tingyi University.
Al Kabus
CEO, Panolam Industries

Al Kabus, the CEO of Panolam Industries, has a long and distinguished career within decorative interiors and building products industries. Formerly president of The Mohawk Group, Al has founded and sold two software companies and has served as an advisor and consultant to several leading companies in the building product and technology verticals.
Rico Quirindongo
Partner, DKA Architecture; 2012-2013 President, AIA Seattle

Rico Quirindongo is a partner at DKA Architecture, a Seattle-based firm that focuses on community design, social sustainability and not-for-profits serving the public good. Rico is the 2012-2013 President of AIA Seattle, as well as a mayoral appointment to the Historic Seattle Council and founding member of the National Organization of Minority Architects Northwest Chapter.
Mike Waldinger
Executive Vice President, AIA Illinois

Mike Waldinger has helped lead the strategic direction of AIA Illinois since 2001—emphasizing a core mission to advance the profession through advocacy initiatives. As Executive Vice President of AIA Illinois, Mike regularly works with Illinois’ legislators and policymakers to help architects create better communities. He actively supports both national and international community service activities.
Julie Goldweitz
Senior Vice President and General Counsel, Reed Elsevier Inc. and Reed Exhibitions

Julie Goldweitz is Senior Vice President and General Counsel of the technology, real estate and procurement activities of Reed Elsevier, Inc., as well as SVP and General Counsel globally of the company's Reed Exhibitions business. Julie brings close to 30 years of business and legal experience. Prior to joining Reed Elsevier, Julie worked in management consulting. She has also been engaged in entrepreneurial ventures, including being a managing partner in a real estate development and management company.
Renee Simonton
President, Reed Elsevier Properties

Renee Simonton is President of Reed Elsevier Properties Inc. and an officer of various Reed Elsevier companies, where her focus is intellectual property and corporate secretariat management. Renee is a Programs Committee member and former chair of the International Trademark Association. She has served as board member for numerous non-profits and is a member of the Development Committee for Ronald McDonald House of Delaware.