November 2019 Chapter Leader of the Month: Hunter Thurlo
Hunter is currently in his third year pursuing a Bachelors of Arts in Architecture at the University of North Carolina Charlotte.
Hunter joined AIAS fall of his freshman year as a general body member of the chapter. He had a desire to become more active in the organization and see how it can benefit not only himself but the others in his program. During his sophomore year, he was able to be the FBD Secretary and worked on the project that created the Free Lending Library system on the UNC Charlotte Campus.
He is now the current Chapter President and has a desire to make an impact through changing the comfort level by creating visible growth. He started this by hosting CRIT Live at UNC Charlotte in October as well as promoting more attendance at national conferences. He was able to triple the amount of people that attend FORUM this year from last year through creating new relationships with the College. Another initiative is to create a larger presence in the state of North Carolina through different partnerships throughout the state. Hunter is thrilled to lead such a great organization and cannot wait for what the rest of the year holds.
Kyra Stark South Quad Director says that Hunter has excelled as a Chapter President while also planning CRIT Live. “He knows that not all members have the opportunity to attend National conferences, so he is putting in the work to bring the AIAS community to his chapter. Hunter does a great job to involve all year levels in the chapter and plan events that everyone can get involved in such as a a Career Expo, Professional Mentorship Program with AIA Charlotte, and social events like Chill Sesh and Beaux Arts Ball. I admire his dedication to being involved in the National AIAS community and serving his local chapter so well,” says Kyra.
This ‘Chapter Leader of the Month’ feature is sponsored by the Benjamin Moore.