Eastern Ohio Member Serves as Institute Secretary
With one year as Institute Secretary now behind him, AIA Eastern Ohio member Bruce Sekanick, FAIA continues to serve the Institute as an officer, member of the AIA National Board of Directors and Strategic Council. Elected to the serve as a national board member from the AIA Ohio Valley Region in 2012, Sekanick had served on the Board of Directors for two years prior to resigning and then being appointed as an inaugural member to the Strategic Council. As a member of the Board, his contributions were instrumental in the establishment of the new governance model.
In 2016 he was elected at the AIA National Convention in Philadelphia as the 2017-2018 Institute Secretary As the first member from Eastern Ohio chapter to serve on the National Board or as an Institute officer, Sekanick has participated on many national committees, work groups and task forces. In 2014, he was selected by AIA President Helene Combs Dreiling, FAIA and AIA President-elect Elizabeth Chu Richter to chair the 2016-2020 AIA Strategic Planning Task Group. In 2014, he was selected as the first Vice-Chair of ArchiPAC, the AIA's Political Action Committee. He served as Chair of ArchiPAC in 2015 and 2016.
In 2016, Sekanick participated in a three way race for the 2017-2018 Institute Secretary. He was elected by the delegates in a run-off election at the 2016 AIA National Convention in Philadelphia.
Having served a year in his position, Sekanick expresses significant optimism on the future of the organization. " The best part of serving as Secretary is the opportunity to meet so many people and to get to know those that you work with", Sekanick said in a recent interview. As Secretary, Bruce works closely with members, other members of the Board as well as senior leadership of the Institute. While already accomplishing a long laundry list of items as Secretary, Sekanick hopes to even accomplish more in 2018.
Sekanick, who served as president of AIA Eastern Ohio in 1995, was elevated to the College of Fellows in 2017.