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January 1 ushered in the new TxA Board of Directors. Among them are four vice presidents:

Derwin Broughton, AIA, is the new VP of Advocacy. Broughton is a principal at KAI. A passionate volunteer in many areas, Broughton is an active member of AIA Dallas. He served as their Director of Advocacy in 2016, and brings his passion for advocacy to the state level.

Krystyn Haecker, AIA, is the VP of Professional Development. An associate principal with Mirador Group, Haecker helped facilitate the establishment of Women in Architecture (WiA) Houston in 2016 and served as the 2018 Committee Chair and 2017 Vice-Chair for Networking and Social Media.

Andrew Hawkins, AIA, returns as VP of Communications. He is the president and principal architect of Hawkins Architecture in College Station and the author of a series on the AIA National website focused on mobile applications. He has served continuously on various TxA committees since 2008 and was the 2014 president of AIA Brazos.

Nicki Marrone, AIA, is the VP of Practice and Recognition. A senior associate with Alamo Architects, Marrone is a member of AIA San Antonio. Notably, she has served as chair of the local chapter’s Committee on the Environment, as professional affairs commissioner for the AIA Board of Directors, and as the immediate past chair of TxA’s EDI Task Force.

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