Representative Joe Fitzgibbon was elected to represent Washington State’s 34th District in 2010. Prior to his election, Joe served as a legislative staffer in state and local government and as the Chair of the Burien Planning Commission.  As a state representative, Joe serves as the Chair of the Environment Committee. He also serves on the Finance Committee and Local Government Committee.

Joe has worked to expand transit, and to make walking and bicycling safer. He has successfully passed into law environmental reforms that improve the functioning of those laws without compromising environmental protections.

He has strongly advocated for cleaning up Puget Sound, reducing greenhouse gas emissions, protecting and improving Washington’s land use laws, and expanding access to the electoral process for historically disenfranchised populations like low-income people and youth.



Cindy Schwartz came to the AIA in February 2015 and serves as the AIA’s Senior Director of Advocacy and the Treasure of ArchiPAC.  She has over 25 years of political, legislative and non-profit management experience gained working on federal and state legislative and electoral campaigns.  She has worked with national organizations like the League of Conservation Voters, Physicians for Human Rights and the US Campaign to Ban Landmines and at the state level as the Executive Director of the Maryland League of Conservation Voters and a consultant to the Port of Baltimore.

Cindy is responsible for developing and managing programs that encourage AIA’s nearly 88,000 members to engage in legislative and political advocacy at the national, state and local level and she manages the fundraising and political efforts of the AIAs political action committee, ArchiPAC.



Caitlin Reagan is the manager of public affairs at the American Institute of Architects’ national office in Washington, DC. Her primary focus involves the public awareness campaign efforts to help raise the profile of architects in their communities. She works with local chapters to launch communications efforts in their area.

Before joining the AIA, Caitlin worked in communications and public relations at the Association of Private Sector Colleges and Universities, handling crisis communication situations and reputation management. In this role, she contributed to the strategic planning and execution of a grassroots letter campaign against a proposed regulation by the U.S. Department of Education. That campaign garnered 90,000 letters from university presidents, students, graduates, and employers from around the country. She has also held positions with the Trust for the National Mall and the American Heart Association.

Caitlin received her graduate degree in journalism and media studies from the University of South Florida, and her undergraduate degree in English from Stetson University.