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Announcing the 2018 Leadership Forum

The following 16 architects have been selected to participate in the 2018 Leadership Forum. 

Catherine Britt, AIA – Cuningham Group Architecture
Ryan Fish, AIA – Peterssen Keller Architecture
Jay Fourniea, AIA – Opus
Christopher Hanson, AIA – Alliiance
Adam Jonas, AIA – Locus Architecture
Petro Megits, AIA – Kaas Wilson Architects
Samantha Turnock Mendiola, AIA – HGA Architects and Engineers
Aaron Mullins, AIA – HGA Architects and Engineers
Kristin Nelson, AIA – Cuningham Group Architecture
Jacquelyn Peck, AIA – BWBR 
Katie Pope, AIA – DLR Group
Nathan Potratz, AIA – LHB, Inc.
Amy Sonbuchner, AIA – Alliiance
Jean Turck, AIA – Miller Dunwiddie Architecture
Rachel Usher, AIA – RSP Architects
Puneet Vedi, AIA – Metropolitan Airports Commission


Program Requirements

  • Candidates must be an AIA Minnesota member
  • Licensed with 10 years total career experience
  • Tuition is $700 (limited scholarships are available)
  • Participation is limited to 16 people
  • Selected participants are expected to attend all scheduled sessions and complete all homework

Program Format

The Forum consists of six sessions from January through June. Experts speak at each session addressing leadership styles, the impact of personality type on leadership, communication, motivation, trends, knowing when and how to lead, and finally application. Learning is achieved through lecture, small group discussions and exercises.

For more information, contact Deanna Christiansen.