New AIA Executive Director
Mr. Gary Scarboro joined AIA Orlando as Executive Director
For the past three months, the Executive Director Task Force, chaired by Tim Gibson, AIA Orlando Past-President, and comprised of Mike Chatham, AIA, Nelsy Leyba, Allied AIA, Lucas Najle, AIA, Dan Kirby, FAIA, and Christy Norcross, narrowed the candidates and conducted interviews. After the short list was presented to the Board, the 2017 Executive Committee continued the process until the decision was made to offer the position to Mr. Gary Scarboro of Oviedo, FL.
On Monday, October 30th, Mr. Gary Scarboro joined AIA Orlando as Executive Director. The Executive Director serves as the strategic and hands-on leader for AIA Orlando and ensures the Chapter’s role as a constituent-friendly source of education, information, community involvement, business support and development, and as an advocate of the profession locally, state-wide, and nationally. Gary will support the AIA Orlando Chapter, as well as the Orlando Foundation for Architecture.
Gary comes to the Chapter with 15 + years of 501c(6) association management, including · 11 years service as CEO/Department Director with the Apartment Association of Greater Orlando (AAGO), 5 years concurrent and inaugural Government Affairs service with the Florida Apartment Association (FAA),· 2 years service with the South East Florida Apartment Association (SEFAA), and· 2 years service with the Riverview Chamber of Commerce. Gary is a Certified Association Executive (CAE) with American Society of Association Executives (ASAE). Gary graduated with a Bachelor of Arts & Graduate Studies from the University of South Florida - Tampa, FL, majoring in Political Science & Sociology, Minors in Geography, Public Admin & City Planning.
We are excited to have Gary join the organization this week. His enthusiasm and passion for the AIA and the design and building industry will be a great fit to help take the AIA Orlando Chapter to the next level.
Allison Goldenburg, who has been serving the Chapter for over 10 years, will be staying on board for the next few weeks to assist in the transition.