Amanda Stratton is the Senior Manager, Advocacy Outreach at AIA National in Washington, D.C. With the AIA since May 2012, Amanda is responsible for advancing the Institute’s goals by implementing comprehensive member engagement strategies to increase member participation in legislative advocacy activities. Amanda manages the AIA Legislative Action Network (LAN), including outreach to and training of AIA members in legislative and political advocacy. She is also a consultant to components and AIA member groups for their own advocacy capacity building efforts at the state and local levels.
Prior to joining the AIA, Amanda served as the Grassroots and Government Relations Coordinator at JDRF for 5 years and worked at a legislative assistant at Chrysler. Amanda attended George Mason University where she earned a BA in Government & International Politics.
Verity Frizzell currently holds the title of Principal Architect with Feltz & Frizzell Architects, LLC. As a sole proprietor, Ms. Frizzell is responsible for all aspects of the firm, including managing the office, architectural design, and document production. Ms. Frizzell’s experience ranges from commercial to residential with an emphasis on small scale projects. Her focus is on sustainable design, and she strives to incorporate materials and methods which are sensitive to the environment without compromising the needs of the client.
In 1988, Verity Frizzell was awarded her Bachelor of Science degree in Architecture from the University of Virginia. She went on to further her education, and in 1991, earned her Master of Architecture degree from the University of Texas at Austin. She is a LEED Accredited Professional and a registered architect in the states of New Jersey and Texas.
Throughout her extensive career, Ms. Frizzell has held various leadership positions within the American Institute of Architects, and has served on several national committees, including the Culture Collective and the Equity in Architecture Commission. She currently holds the position of President-Elect of AIA-New Jersey, and is a member of the AIA National Public Awareness Committee, where she helped to develop the Message Book. She advocates for AIA New Jersey as a member of their Legislative and Government Affairs Committee. and is a Disaster Assistance trainer, certified by the state of California Office of Emergency Services.