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Demystifying Fellowship




Podcast: 2007/07/16 - 27:45

Presenters: Phil Simon and Kelly Pickard



Phil Simon
Simon is managing director of the AIA Marketing and Promotions team, leading and directing the Institute’s national media relations, marketing, and promotion programs. He also coordinates a team responsible for implementing an organizational marketing plan and promoting AIA government advocacy and policy initiatives through media relations, advertising, and direct marketing. Simon is an accredited member of the Public Relations Society of America and a member of the American Marketing Association. He has more than 20 years’ experience in the media and public relations industries, including development of marketing communication initiatives for Fortune 100 clients.

Kelly Pickard

As program manager, AIA Strategic Initiatives, Pickard oversees a broad array of Institute efforts involving content development, budget management, event planning, volunteer leadership, knowledge and information delivery, communications, and marketing. Formerly the program manager, AIA Honors & Awards, she supported the direction and management of the Institute Honor Awards and Membership Honors programs. Pickard has presented “Demystifying Fellowship” seminars at the AIA National Convention and Design Expo as well as at AIA components across the country.

Fellowship is one of the highest honors the American Institute of Architects can bestow upon a member. The AIA College of Fellows, founded in 1952, comprises distinguished architects who have been AIA members in good standing for at least 10 years and whom the Jury of Fellows has determined to have contributed notably to the advancement of the architecture profession. Any architect seeking elevation to Fellowship may wonder how the nomination process works, how to choose a sponsor, and what the Jury of Fellows may be looking for. In this podcast, Phil Simon and Kelly Pickard of AIA National explain some of the parameters involved in the Fellowship application and selection process.



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