On Friday, March 31, 2017 AIA Virginia President, Bill Brown, presented a Presidential Citation to Brian J. Frickie, AIA:
“Before you are a leader, success is all about grooming yourself. When you become a leader, leadership is all about grooming others.” ~ Jack Welch
Brian J. Frickie, AIA is just such a leader, dedicating much of his career to “grooming others.” Many, many others. As the 2008 President of The Virginia Society AIA, Brian conceived of the Emerging Leaders in Architecture Program and has continually served as its primary shepherd.
Since its inception the following year, ‘the ELA’ has enhanced hundreds of lives, and these emergent leaders are visible statewide as principals of their firms, officers for their AIA components, and activists in their communities. The program transformed them … and they have, in turn, transformed us.
As he transitions away from his ELA role, his professional colleagues salute Brian J. Frickie, AIA for his devotion to grooming others, nurturing others, developing others, and inspiring others.
William T. Brown, AIA, President