The AIA New Jersey 2022 Board is Installed

January 11, 2022

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The AIA New Jersey 2022 Board is Installed

On Tuesday, January 11, 2022, American Institute of Architects New Jersey Past President and State Representative to the National Strategic Council, Michael Hanrahan, AIA, discharged the 2021 Board and installed the 2022 Board during the first board meeting of the year which was held virtually. The 2022 Board is as follows: 

Executive Committee

President John A. Cwikla, AIA NS
President-Elect Brian Penschow, AIA JS
Vice-President Ronald Weston, AIA NS
Secretary  Manuel Pereiras, AIA ALNNJ
Treasurer  Abigail Benjamin, AIA ALNNJ
NJ Representative to the Strategic Council Michael Hanrahan, AIA CNJ
State Associates Representative Libertad Lauren Harris, Associate AIA WJ
Young Architects Representative Matthew Pultorak, AIA JS
Immediate Past President Joshua Zinder, AIA CNJ
Legal Counsel Larry Powers, Esq. N/A
Executive Director  Joe Simonetta, CAE, Hon. AIA N/A

At-Large Trustees

Trustee Jessica O’Donnell, AIA WJ
Trustee Ed Rothe, FAIA CNJ
Trustee Jason Kliwinski, AIA CNJ
Trustee Anthony Iovino, AIA ALNNJ
Trustee Russell Dinardo, AIA CNJ
Trustee Rich Bettinni, Associate AIA ALNNJ
Public Member N/A


Architects League Trustees

Ryan Moran, AIA

Christopher Dougherty, AIA


Central Section Trustees

Bharath Ramamoorthy, AIA

Keith Chambers, AIA


Newark & Suburban Trustees

Christy DiBartolo, AIA

Fransisco Grimaldi, AIA


Jersey Shore Trustees

Matthew Pultorak, AIA

Arnold Boyle, AIA


South Jersey Trustees

Michael Salerno, AIA

Chaser Gaffney, AIA


West Jersey Trustees

William Andes, AIA

Mike Rosado, AIA


Achievement of AIA New Jersey would not be possible without the support and hard work of its members who volunteer to be part of the boards and committees within the association.

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Founded in 1857, the American Institute of Architects (AIA) consistently works to create more valuable, healthy, secure, and sustainable buildings, neighborhoods, and communities. Through a dynamic network of more than 250 chapters and more than 95,000 member architects and design professionals, the AIA advocates for public policies that promote economic vitality and public wellbeing. Members adhere to a code of ethics and conduct to ensure the highest professional standards. The AIA provides members with tools and resources to assist them in their careers and business as well as engaging civic and government leaders and the public to find solutions to pressing issues facing our communities, institutions, nation and world. The organization’s local chapter, AIA New Jersey, has served as the voice of the architectural profession in the Garden State since 1900. Based in Trenton, AIA New Jersey has over 2,000 members across six sections. For more information, please visit

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