AIA EVP/CEO Position Summary

The search to recruit a successor to EVP and Chief Executive Officer Robert Ivy, who will retire at the end of 2021, is underway. AIA’s Board of Directors, led by 2021 AIA President Peter Exley, FAIA, has retained the executive search firm Spencer Stuart to assist with the search. The goal is to name a new EVP/Chief Executive Officer before the end of this year. The formal Position Summary and Candidate Profile are available here. We encourage you to review this document. If you wish to confidentially submit application materials or nominate someone to serve as AIA’s next CEO, please email:

As part of the executive search effort, the Board formed a diverse search committee, which is chaired by AIA 2020 President Jane Frederick, FAIA. The search committee includes board members, emerging professionals, component leadership, and a partner organization. Together, the search committee and Spencer Stuart surveyed, interviewed, and conducted small focus groups with a diverse group of AIA volunteer leaders to identify the necessary qualifications of a successful candidate.

Recruitment industry best practices include maintaining strict confidentiality about candidates and information related to their candidacies. All information about candidates will be held in strictest confidence.

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