AIA News

January 9, 2020

2020 Council Election Results

Governing Board

The following individuals were elected to the Governing Board:


Laetitia La Follette (Term 1)

First Vice President

Elizabeth S. Greene (Term 1)

Vice President for Outreach and Education

Laura Rich (Term 1)

General Trustees

Deborah Arnold (Term 2)

Julie Herzig Desnick (Term 2)

Richard MacDonald (Term 1)

Patrick Suehnholz (Term 1)

Academic Trustees

John Papadopoulos (Term 1)

Betsey Robinson (Term 1)

The AIA expresses its gratitude and appreciation to the following Former Trustees for their dedicated years of service to the Institute.

Jodi Magness (President, 2017-2020)

Ethel Scully (Vice President for Outreach and Education, 2018-2020)

Andrew Moore (Past President, 2017-2020)

Michael Wiseman (General Trustee, 2014-2020)

Lisa Kealhofer (Academic Trustee, 2017-2020)

Monica Smith (Academic Trustee, 2014-2020)

Nominating Committee

The following individuals were elected to the Nominating Committee:


Derek Counts (Term 1)


David Adam (Term 1)

Elizabeth M. Greene (Term 1)

Barbara Meyer (Term 2)

Thomas Morton (Term 2)

Robert Rothberg (Term 1)

The AIA wishes to extend its sincere thanks to the 2019-2020 Nominating Committee, chaired by Carla Antonaccio, for its hard work in assembling an excellence slate of nominees. The 2019-2020 Nominating Committee also included James Jansson, Barbara Meyer, Thomas Morton, and Charles Steinmetz. The Committee was assisted by AIA Staff Liaison, Samantha Austin.

Corresponding Members

The following individuals were elected as Corresponding Members of the Institute:

Monika Truemper, Professor, Institute of Classical Archaeology, Freie Universität Berlin

Mario Iozzo, Director, National Archaeological Museum, Florence, Italy

Vassilis Aravantinos, Retired Director of the 9th Ephorate of Prehistoric and Classical Antiquities of Boeotia, Greek Ministry of Culture

The AIA wishes to extend its sincerest thanks to the 2019-2020 Corresponding Members Committee, chaired by Thomas Carpenter, for their hard work in assembling this year’s slate of nominees. The 2019-2020 Corresponding Members Committee also included Bettina Arnold, Charles Jones, Lauren Petersen, and Paul Scotton. The Committee was overseen by then First Vice President Laetitia La Follette (now President of the AIA) and assisted by AIA Staff Liaison, Kevin Mullen.

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