It is with tremendous sadness that we share news of the passing of our friend and former colleague, Wayne Conners, on Dec. 30, 2019. Wayne worked at AIA Virginia from 2007 to 2014 as our Director of Professional Development. Since then, Wayne was at AIA as the Senior Director of Member Education Services and a leader in the development of the AIAU platform.

A memorial service was held for Wayne on Saturday, January 4th and many current and former AIA Virginia staff were able to attend.

You can read his obituary here>>

In gratitude for the benefits he received from melanoma cancer research and treatment, Wayne became an advocate with the Melanoma Research Foundation and co-founder of the support group, Living with Melanoma Alexandria. To extend his hope for a cure for others facing melanoma, the family requests you GetNaked for a skin check and consider a donation in his memory to the Melanoma Research Foundation,

photos courtesy of Taylor Dabney and Doug Gordon.