2023 AAa/e President’s Message
Tayvin Saks, P.E.
Happy Year of the Rabbit! I am honored to be your 2023 Association President. As I reflect on AAa/e’s recent achievements, I want to acknowledge the leadership provided by Darci Wong and last year’s board. Under Darci’s leadership, our organization continued to empower and promote women in the AEC industry, reignited the Master Series, hosted monthly programs through virtual webinars and in-person luncheons, and updated our strategic plan for a positive future.
AAa/e continues to be a strong and vital organization committed to providing a platform for empowering professionals in personal and professional growth, business development and networking, and leadership in our community. My hope and goal for this year is to have AAa/e soar to new heights and help all our members be successful.
I am excited to welcome in the new class of Directors to the Board. Please join me in welcoming Amy Chang, Michael Chang, Paulette Dallas, Crystal Lee, and Noya Wang. This year’s Board of Directors is 50% women and is a diverse, inclusive group representing many backgrounds and reflecting our community.
This year, we hope to further grow our member base and provide more benefits for our industry professionals. While most of our events have been virtual these past few years, AAa/e will have more in-person events for old friends to reconnect and new relationships to grow. I encourage all our members to actively engage with AAa/e and the community by joining the many committees we offer. I trust you will be able to find a committee that sparks your interest. Our committee leadership have many exciting goals, and we could use your assistance. I promise the experience will be rewarding, and we cannot wait to help our members soar to new heights.
Thank you, members, for your continued participation and enthusiasm in our professional community, and thank you, sponsors, for your generous support.
Wishing you a bright and successful 2023 and looking forward to seeing you this year.