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EDSymposium16 is a Big Hit!

Attendees certainly enjoyed our recent EDSymposium16 in Cincinnati, Ohio.

Special thanks to our chapters including Denver, Hampton Roads, Houston and Orange County. These chapters donated funds to help make our opening night Welcome Reception a huge success. Also special thanks to the firm of WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff for hosting us in your beautiful office. What a terrific view! 

Click here to see photos from all of our events and see what you missed!



Congratulations to Our 2016 Lifetime Achievement Award Winner!

During our EDSymposium16 Awards Banquet, another Lifetime Achievement Award was presented to a deserving member who has contributed significantly to SDA.  This year's winner is Janet Bucholdt, CDFA from the Minneapolis/St. Paul Chapter.  Here's an excerpt from her employer's nomination letter:


"Perhaps Janet’s greatest contribution to the firm, however, is what she does every single day in her role as administrator for architectural studios and our in-house attorney. One of her greatest assets is her ability to help keep those she supports organized and effective. She is always thinking, and is usually one step ahead of everyone else. She is always willing to help; “no” and “can’t” are not words included in her vocabulary. Janet’s “can-do” attitude and tireless smile are contagious. When asked about Janet’s skills, one of the firm’s principals responded by saying “she allows us to be more efficient as a team by taking on those essential but routine tasks that are required in any project – she really is a role model for any administrator.” Janet is thoughtful, diligent and conscientious; she always has a pleasant and very positive attitude about her work. While working with a variety of individuals every day, she continues to keep the firm interests at the forefront. Janet is not only an administrative role model; she is a role model for all who have the privilege of interacting with her. "    The jury totally agreed--congratulations Janet! 


Meet Your 2016-2017 National Executive Committee

The 2016-2017 National Executive Committee was installed on May 14, 2016 in Cincinnati, Ohio during the evening awards banquet.  The installation duties were officiated by SDA National Past President, Melodee Schultz.  Read Incoming National President Monica Hodges acceptance speech here.

From left to right: President, Monica Hodges, CDFA - San Antonio Chapter; Past President, Natalie Newman - Orange County Chapter; Vice Presdient, Pat Leyden, CDFA - New York Chapter; President-Elect, Sabrina Heard, CDFA - Atlanta Chapter; Secretary, Brooke Simcik, CDFA - Dallas Chapter; Treasurer, Susan Lankey, CDFA - Hampton Roads Chapter


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Looking for an opportunity to let others know about your firm and support SDA in the process? Consider becoming a Firm Sponsor. Various levels of sponsorship and benefits are available. Download the Firm Sponsorship Form here or click here to make your purchase online and show your firm's support of SDA today!

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