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AIA and NOAF Announce Departure of Executive Director Joel Pominville

NEW ORLEANS (press release) – In an email release, AIA New Orleans and the New Orleans Architecture Foundation announced the departure of the Executive Director, Joel Pominville, Assoc. AIA. Pominville has accepted the position of Chief Operating Officer at AIA North Carolina and the North Carolina Architectural Foundation, departing in mid-March.

Pominville has contributed to the expansive growth of AIA New Orleans and the NOAF in his four-year tenure as Executive Director. While minding both missions, Pominville has organized numerous programs and outreach events such as CEUniversity, provided professional development with the inception of the Small Firm Xchange and creation of our Scholarship Fund, coordinated advocacy efforts through appointments to city commissions and Town Hall meetings with governing agencies, as well as staging and supporting the Design and Practice Exchange with the Women in Architecture NY and NO.

His work with NOAF has been limitless in its value and success to date, including Annual Home Tours, the Mid Mod Summer Series with Preservation Resource Center, and the annual Beaux Arts Ball. Pominville has also brought numerous national events to our city, engaging and supporting the next generation of AIA and NOAF leadership.

Throughout his tenure, Pominville has performed on multiple levels, masterfully organizing events while laying the groundwork for the prosperous future of AIA New Orleans and the New Orleans Architecture Foundation.

The AIA and NOAF Board leadership will be creating a search committee for a new Executive Director. We will be providing more details in the forthcoming weeks.

“On behalf of the Members and Board of Directors for AIA New Orleans and NOAF, we offer our sincere gratitude to Joel and wish him utmost success in his next endeavor,” said Terri Hogan Dreyer, president of the AIA New Orleans, and Nick Marshall, chair of New Orleans Architecture Foundation in the email.



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