New York, N.Y. -- The American Institute of Architects (AIA) announced three new leaders to its board of directors, which were elected at the AIA Conference on Architecture 2018.

At the meeting, AIA delegates elected: L. Jane Frederick, as the 2019 first vice president/2020 president-elect; Jason Winters, as the 2019-2020 secretary; and Jessica Sheridan, as the at-large director.

From 2016 to 2017, Frederick served as an at-large director of the AIA board of directors while chairing the board public outreach committee and serving on the board of visibility and engagement task force. Previously, she served as the regional director of the South Atlantic Region. She has been a principal at Frederick + Frederick Architects since 1989.

“To create a future with better buildings, better communities and a better world, we have to be flexible, nimble and seize opportunities to turn dilemmas into advantages,” Frederick said. “As architects, when we are at our best, we don’t talk about the future—we create it.”

Winters recently served on AIA’s strategic council, both as the moderator and liaison to the AIA national associates committee. His AIA service includes terms on AIA’s continuing education committee, the public awareness and advocacy committee, and the federal architecture task group. In 2014 he served as president of AIA Maryland. Winters has served as a principal at Kezlo Group since 2013.

In 2018, Sheridan served on AIA’s knowledge committee after a three-year stint as a New York regional representative on the AIA strategic council. She was also named an AIA Louise Bethune fellow in 2018 and received an AIA Young Architects Award in 2017.Sheridan has been a senior associate at Mancini Duffy since 2017.

“We are experiencing a pivotal moment at AIA,” said Sheridan. “Connecting with our membership is more important now than ever. We need to be ambitious and proactive. AIA must think boldly and aspirationally about our profession.”

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