We are you. The AIGA HRVA Board is made up of a small team of designers from across the seven cities who use their time and talents to move our association forward. There is no special requirement for serving other than a belief in the power of design as a force for change, and the desire to give back to our community.

Board of Directors


Carl Cleanthes
Owner at Epic Made

Ryan O’Donnell
Head of Product at IDSI

Danielle Johnson
Founder at House of MKTG

Communications Director
Ari Durall
Marketing Strategist at TowneBank Mortgage

Open Board Position

Education Director
Amber Wilson

Design/Brand Director
Arlo Hitzemann
Owner and Creative Designer at Creative Konzepts

Content Director
Taylor Walden

Open Board Position

Diversity and Inclusion Director
Will Conlu

Open Positions


Open Board Position
Finance Director
The Finance Director ensures the responsible management of the chapter’s assets, sets and oversees the annual budget, and submits monthly finance reports to the Board. The Finance Director helps establish and provide oversight for fiscal policy and boundaries, knowing the chapter’s budget, budget process and financial situation. The Finance Director is also responsible for filing the chapter’s taxes annually.

Open Board Position
Membership Director
The Membership Director oversees the growth of our Chapter’s membership. They are responsible for encouraging new memberships, as well as, helping with the needs of our existing membership.
Open Board Position
Operations Director
The Operations Director moderates all Board meetings and annual Chapter Board Retreats (along with President)
,serves as a liaison between the Executive Board and individual Board members and develops strategies and initiatives for Chapter growth along with the Membership Director.

Open Board Position
Programming Director
The Programming Director works with all Board members to plan an annual calendar that reflects the Chapter?s activities. They develop and produce quality and profitable programming; works closely with fellow board members to produce successful programs; oversee and assist Programming Chairs with planning of their events, particularly establishing and tracking of event budgets (work with Bookkeeper), and time management; and assist in securing speakers, sponsors and venues when needed.