The following are the candidates for open offices for 2023.

Pursuant to the Rules of the Board, the following members have been nominated for 2023 – 2024 AIA CA offices. The elections will be held on December 5, 2022 via Zoom, during the AIA CA Annual Board of Directors Meeting. Additional nominations need to be made from the floor during the AIA CA Annual Board of Directors Meeting. Please direct any questions to Nicki Dennis Stephens at (916) 448-9082 or via email at

1st Vice President/ President Elect

Winston Thorne, AIA
Bio & Statement of Philosophy

Vice President of Communications / Public Affairs

Vice President of Government Relations

Robert Ooley, FAIA
Bio & Statement of Philosophy

Vice President of Education and Professional Development

Vice President of CA CACE

Leigh Eisen – Executive Director of AIA San Diego
Bio & Statement of Philosophy

Young Architect Representative


AIA CA Associate Director, South


AIA CA Student Director, South


AIA Strategic Councilor

AIA California
AIA California
AIA California is dedicated to serving its members, and uniting all architecture professionals in the design of a more just, equitable and resilient future through advocacy, education and political action. It celebrates more than 75 years of service and, today, is composed of more than 11,000 members across the state.

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