The Small Firm Exchange was presented with the unique opportunity to pose questions relevant to small firms to the 2016 candidates for AIA national office. After brainstorming during the 2016 Annual Meeting in New Orleans, LA the group presented the following questions:
- Seventy-nine percent of member-owned firms are small firms (under 10 employees). Large firms tend to have integral leadership training. What new steps will you take to increase access to leadership development training for members working in small firms?
- What would you say to a small firm practitioner who does not see the value of membership, would you do anything differently to increase or promote the value AIA provides?
- What do you believe are the prime issues facing small firms?
- How do you think the AIA public awareness campaign should acknowledge the work of small firms across a broad range of project types?
2017-2019 At Large Directors (one will be elected)
2017 First Vice President/2018 President-elect