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People | Todd Becomes President of AIA Prairie Chapter

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Bailey Edward’s Todd Higginbotham, AIA LEED AP, has been an integral part of our Champaign office for almost five years. BE is proud to announce that not only is Todd a leader within our company, but the President for the AIA Prairie Chapter. Todd will help facilitate events taking place in the North, Central, and Southern Regions to propose, shape and lead various initiatives that promote the architecture profession and provide value to AIA members.

Todd is active in the architectural community both as a design leader, working on projects across the Midwest, and as a civic leader, helping to develop the profession. Todd became involved with the Prairie Chapter in 2015 when he held the position of President of the Champaign-Urbana city section. Todd joined the Executive Board in 2017, serving as secretary and in 2018, became the Vice President and Treasurer.

As President in 2019, Todd hopes to launch initiatives that entice members to stretch beyond their professional comfort level, such as reaching out to minorities or volunteering to help those in need. “I want to challenge members to use their talents to help others, such as mentoring or being a part of the AIA Disaster Assistance Team. I believe that by doing so, we further expand our sphere of influence, which helps to provide public awareness and to help others understand what architects truly do,” Todd explains. We can’t wait to see the positive changes Todd makes in the Prairie Chapter and the Midwest.