ASLA names new president and vice presidents

The American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA) inducted Perry Howard as the 60th president of the society during the 2007 Annual Meeting and EXPO in San Francisco.

Howard has served as program coordinator for the landscape architecture department at North Carolina Agricultural & Technical State University since 1989. Howard received his BLA from Louisiana State University and his MLA from the Harvard University Graduate School of Design.

He has a long history of service with ASLA, serving as the Florida chapter secretary, the North Carolina chapter national trustee, and most recently as the North Carolina chapter president.

“Our most important work as landscape architects is the promotion and creation of healthy, sustainable and artful environments,” Howard says.

Howard’s successor in 2009 will be President-elect Angela Dye of Phoenix, Arizona. Founder of A Dye Design, she has more than 25 years of experience in landscape architecture specializing in context sensitive design of transportation, transit, urban design, recreation and public art-oriented projects in natural or urban space. Previously ASLA’s vice president of government affairs, Dye has also served as chair of the government affairs committee, an Arizona chapter national trustee, and the Arizona chapter president.

ASLA installed three new vice presidents who will serve two-year terms.

Tom Tavella is the new vice president of communication. He serves as vice president of BCS Group in Glastonbury, Connecticut.

Terry Clements is the new vice president of education, and is an associate professor in the landscape architecture program at Virginia Tech in Blacksburg, Virginia.

Jonathan Mueller is the new vice president of government affairs and a senior landscape architect with Landmark of Coeur d’ Alene, Idaho.

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