Friday, September 17, 2010

New Executive Director for AIA Houston

AIA Houston and the Architecture Center Houston Foundation are pleased to announce the appointment of James R. (Rusty) Bienvenue as their new Executive Director. Rusty is a graduate of the University of Texas at Austin and received a JD degree from the University of Houston Law Center. He was a contract attorney at Vinson & Elkins in Houston until he moved to the Houston Bar Association, where he became Director of Committees, Events, and Programs. He is currently Executive Director of the Houston Lawyers Referral Service until he begins his tenure at AIA Houston on Oct. 4, 2010. 

James R. (Rusty) Bienvenue
In addition to a particular interest in architecture, Rusty has over ten years of experience as a non-profit executive, managing budgets and staff, planning events and programs, and working with volunteers. He is a member of the Texas Society of Association Executives and the Houston Society of Association Executives, the National Association of Bar Executives, the State Bar of Texas (on inactive status), and the Rice Design Alliance. 

Barrie Scardino, current Executive Director, is retiring at the end of 2010.

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