WASHINGTON, DC SPEAKERS
Five Practices of Exemplary Leadership
Joseph E. Hines, PhD
Dr. Hines is the President and CEO of Success Business Inc. (SBI), a Human Capital Consulting firm engaged in organizational development, training and coaching. A retired Navy Officer and leadership expert with over 20 years of experience in leading and guiding men and women in the military, public and private sector, non profit and faith based organizations, he is an Author, Inspirational Speaker, Executive Coach and faculty member with the University of Phoenix. A graduate of the United States Naval Academy, Dr. Hines received a Masters of Science in Business from the Naval Post Graduate School and holds a doctorate in Business Administration from California Pacific University. He is a Graduate of the Georgetown Leadership Coaching Program and has a passion and gift for coaching leaders and managers. He has been certified by the International Coaching Federation at the Professional Coaching Certification (PCC) level. Dr Hines is also a Master Certified Kouzes and Posner Leadership Challenge Facilitator. Additionally, his doctorial concentration is in leadership and the dissertation included the Leadership Challenge Model.
AIA Leadership Research
Brian Frickie, AIA, LEED AP
Brian is a Principal at Kerns Group Architects in Falls Church, Virginia. As a visionary leader he has an uncanny ability to keep his eyes on both the big picture and the details required to achieve it. He believes in the future of architects and architecture, serving as Virginia AIA President in 2008, and leading an Honors Academy for young architects. Brian now serves as the 2015 Chair for the AIA Small Firm Round Table (SFRT), a group focused on advancing the mutual interests of architects practicing in small firms. In a research effort led by the SFRT, they have discovered and organizing data for the many different and unique leadership programs across the AIA, and will present their findings to us in Washington, DC.
AIA | DC Christopher Kelley Leadership Development Program
Beginning in 2013, the AIA | DC chapter undertook an initiative to develop a program which would help train and nurture the next generation of leaders. The year-long program consists of nine individual half-day sessions attended by a competitively selected group of 16 emerging professionals. Prospective participants must go through an application process for selection where proven career success, community involvement and the individual’s firm support will be considered. The curriculum focuses on core professional skills such as entrepreneurship and firm management, working together and collaboration, the art of negotiation, client development, community leadership, industry trends, and developing your future within the practice. Alumni from the Christopher Kelley Leadership Development Program will be joining us at the 2015 AIA Leadership Institute in Washington, DC to share their best lessons learned from participation in the program.
Ryan McEnroe, AIA, ASLA, LEED AP
Ryan is a graduate of the University of Virginia, and both a licensed architect and landscape architect. He is the Co-Founder and Past-Chair for the AIA|DC Christopher Kelley Leadership Development Program. Additionally, he is an active participant within the professional community, serving on NAAB visiting teams and various committees for NCARB on a regular basis. He is the current Mid-Atlantic Regional Director on the AIA Young Architects Forum and serves the AIA|DC Chapter on the Emerging Architects Committee. Mr. McEnroe has received a number of design awards, including an AIA|DC Un-built Honor Award for the University of Virginia Center for Innovation, and a VS-ASLA and Potomac ASLA Honor Award for the South Carlyle Master Plan. In 2014 he was awarded the AIA|DC Emerging Architect Award and in 2015 the DCCEAS Young Architect Award.
Carissa Gavin, AIA, LEED AP
Carissa is an Associate Project Architect with Perkins+Will. She has been practicing architecture for 9 years in Washington, D.C. Her experience includes commercial interiors, law firms, residential interiors, sustainable design, with a focus on mission driven clients. Notable projects in Washington D.C. include the Environmental Defense Fund, the American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. Carissa was an Adjunct Faculty at the Corcoran College of Art and Design in Washington, DC. and was the Lead Thesis Instructor for the Masters of Art in Interior Design graduate thesis course. In addition to four years of experience in the field of design as an educator, she was a scholar in the 2015 class of AIA|DC’s Christopher Kelley Leadership Development Program. She has been on the Washington, D.C. JDRF Real Estate Games planning committee for three years and as the 2014 marketing coordinator, branded a new look for the 25th anniversary games.
Kathryn is a Senior Associate with Quinn Evans Architects, and has been an indispensable team member providing design solutions for museums, educational attractions, and other interpretive facilities within cultural contexts. Working to integrate buildings with surrounding site systems and environments, she is skilled at balancing disparate project needs, coordinating complex interdisciplinary systems, and resolving details that support the project. She brings an exceptional ability to ensure a project’s design intentions are fulfilled. She accomplishes these goals through a clear, proactive, and positive management and communication style that is a key contributor to project success.
Ricardo Rodriguez, Assoc. AIA, LEED AP BD+C, AIT
Ricardo is an experienced project manager and senior project architect with a wide range of international project experience: from sensitive government workplaces, building repositionings, multi-family buildings, large hospitality venues and interior architecture. Ricardo has also managed sensitive international contracts for the Federal Government. His depth of knowledge includes sensitive document control policies and biological hazard laboratory design. His technical expertise has allowed him to lead BIM implementation, training and supported design standards development. He is a scholar of the inaugural class of AIA|DC’s Christopher Kelley Leadership Development Program. Ricardo was appointed to the CKLDP Advisory Committee as the Graphics Advisor. He was also appointed 2015 Chair of AIA|DC’s Emerging Architect’s committee.
Seth Wilschutz, AIA, LEED AP BD+C
Seth Wilschutz is a licensed architect, a LEED accredited professional, and a project manager/architect with Hartman-Cox Architects. While at Hartman-Cox, his work has primarily focused on sensitive rehabilitations, renovations, and additions to cultural and civic structures within Washington, DC. Notable local projects include the Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery and American Art Museum and the National Gallery of Art. Seth is a member of AIA and NCARB and holds Bachelor of Science and Master of Architecture degrees from the University of Cincinnati. In his spare time, he volunteers extensively, teaches computer skills to adults to improve job placement, and guides tourists and locals in walking tours of the National Mall memorials, Georgetown waterfront, and Penn Quarter.
Raymond Kogan, AIA
Ray Kogan is the president of Kogan & Company, specializing in strategy and management consulting for design and construction firms. He brings more than 30 years of experience in the practice, marketing, and management of architecture, engineering, and construction services. He co-authored the book, Strategic Planning for Design Firms, published by Kaplan AEC. Ray and Cara Bobchek have also co-authored the section on strategic planning in the new edition of theArchitect’s Handbook of Professional Practice published jointly by the AIA and John Wiley & Sons, Inc. He has presented numerous seminars on strategic planning, management, and leadership development, and industry trends at national and regional conferences in many cities across the country as well as online.