Kenna R. Payne will be recognized with Honorary Membership in the Virginia Society AIA at this year’s Visions for Architecture gala on Nov. 9, 2012 at the Hotel John Marshall. Honorary Membership may be bestowed upon individuals not eligible for membership in the Society, but who have rendered distinguished and exemplary service, over a sustained period of time, to architecture and the built environment in Virginia.
For more than 8 years, Kenna Payne has provided distinguished service as the Chief Financial Officer for both the Virginia Society AIA and the Virginia Center for Architecture Foundation. This honor, in particular, celebrates the critical role Payne played in managing the process that garnered nearly one million dollars of historic rehabilitation tax credits for the Virginia Center for Architecture. It also acknowledges her key administrative role in handling human resources functions for the Society and the Center, in addition to her contributions in designing protocols for the safe enjoyment of the Center’s historic property. Her roles in managing the Society’s AIA Contract Documents and Code Book Sales programs — as well as countless other functions — were also noted.