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Debra S. Kunce, FAIA, Elected 2012-2013 AIA Vice President
Debra S. Kunce, FAIA, from AIA Indianapolis, was elected as the 2012-2013 AIA vice president. Currently serving as Ohio Valley Regional Director on the AIA National Board of Directors, Kunce is an associate with Schmidt Associates, Inc., Indianapolis, Indiana, a full-service architecture and engineering firm providing planning, design, and construction services in the K-12, higher education, health care, and urban markets.
“My AIA service has centered on strategically planning an AIA future that nurtures emerging professionals, advances our legislative agenda, and promotes the AIA brand,” Kunce says. “Design is the new currency, and it is our time to demonstrate the strength of our organization and our members’ ‘can do’ attitude.”
Kunce’s national experience also includes board representative to the Strategic Directions Group and Board Community Committee; chair of the Integrated Media Task Force (2009-2010); AIAS Honor Awards Jury (2009); and member of the Young Architect’s Forum Advisory Committee (2003-2005).
Kunce has been active in the AIA for more than 15 years, including service to AIA Indianapolis as the associate director (1995-1996), public relations director (1998-1999), secretary (2002), treasurer (2003), vice president (2004), and president in 2005. For AIA Indiana, she served as the treasurer (2006-2007), vice president (2008), and president in 2009.