Governing Board

In the interval between the Council’s annual meetings, the Governing Board exercises full power in managing the Institute and conducting its affairs. In addition, the Governing Board has responsibility for preparing and approving the organization’s annual budget, for overseeing its investments and endowment, and for conducting fundraising initiatives. The Governing Board meets three times per year and consists of seven Officers and 24 to 30 Trustees elected by Council. There are three divisions of Trustees, representing the AIA’s diverse constituency: General Trustees, Academic Trustees, and Society Trustees.

Officers

President – Laetitia La Follette – Term 1 (2020-2023)

First Vice President – Elizabeth S. Greene – Term 1 (2020-2023)

Vice President for Cultural Heritage – Brian I. Daniels – Term 2 (2022-2024)

Vice President for Outreach and Education – Laura Rich – Term 2 (2022-2024)

Vice President for Research and Academic Affairs – Thomas Tartaron – Term 2 (2021-2023)

Vice President for Societies – Sabrina Higgins – Term 1 (2021-2023)

Treasurer – David Adam – Term 1 (2021-2024)

Secretary – Rebecca W. King (Executive Director) – ex officio

Past President

Jodi Magness – Term 1 (2020-2023)

General Trustees

Elie Abemayor – Term 1 (2022-2025)

Deborah Arnold – Term 2 (2020-2023)

Jeanne Bailey – Term 2 (2022-2025)

Jane Botsford Johnson – Term 1 (2021-2024)

Thomas Carpenter – Term 2 (2021-2024)

Jay Conger – Term 1 (2021-2024)

Lawrence Cripe – Term 2 (2022-2025)

Mathea Falco – Term 1 (2021-2024)

Joshua Gates – Term 2 (2021-2024)

Julie Herzig Desnick – Term 2 (2020-2023)

Mark Hurst – Term 2 (2022-2025)

Elizabeth Macaulay – Term 1 (2021-2024)

Paula Paster Michtom – Term 1 (2021-2024)

Patrick Suehnholz – Term 1 (2020-2023)

Barbara Sweet – Term 1 (2022-2025)

Maria Vecchiotti – Term 2 (2021-2024)

Michael Wiseman – Term 1 (2022-2025)

Academic Trustees

Elizabeth M. Greene – Term 2 (2021-2024)

Ömür Harmanşah – Term 1 (2021-2024)

Alexandra Jones – Term 1 (2021-2024)

SeungJung Kim – Term 1 (2021-2024)

Margaret Laird – Term 1 (2022-2025)

John Papadopoulos – Term 1 (2020-2023)

Betsey Robinson – Term 1 (2020-2023)

Kim Shelton – Term 2 (2022-2025)

Monica L. Smith – Term 1 (2021-2024)

Society Trustees

Joost Blom – Term 1 (2021-2024)

Ann Olga Koloski-Ostrow – Term 1 (2022-2025)

Gary Linn – Term 2 (2021-2024)

Thomas Sienkewicz – Term 2 (2022-2025)

Ex Officio Members

Emma Blake – Editor-in-Chief, American Journal of Archaeology

Robert Schon – Editor-in-Chief, American Journal of Archaeology 

Jarrett A. Lobell – Editor-in-Chief, ARCHAEOLOGY

Kevin Quinlan – Publisher, ARCHAEOLOGY

Trustees Emeriti

Brian Heidtke

Charles La Follette

Honorary Presidents*

Andrew M.T. Moore

Elizabeth Bartman

C. Brian Rose

Jane Waldbaum

Stephen Dyson

James Russell

James Wiseman

*Honorary Presidents of the AIA are former Presidents who are still living.

Click here for a complete list of former Presidents of the AIA, including those who are deceased.

Legal Counsel

Mitchell S. Eitel – Sullivan & Cromwell, LLP

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