Current IA institute Board of Directors

Our Board of Directors is the heart of our organization.

We are a working board, each filling an important role within our volunteer organization. Elections for new board members are held every two years. Read more about our roles and responsibilities

Marianne Sweeny

President
Marianne Sweeny

Marianne considers herself a Search Information Architect with a skill-set that intersects information architecture, user experience, SEO and information retrieval.  She has been very well trained by her content strategy colleagues. Marianne is a frequent presenter at conferences on the intersection of IA, UX, content strategy and search.

Her current focus is to evangelize how IA, UX and  content strategy influence the training and performance of intelligent applications and how these disciplinces can be more mindful of this influence. Spring quarter finds her teaching graduate-level Introduction to Information Retrieval at the University of Washington Information School. 

Amy Espinosa

Director of Operations (Treasurer)
Amy Espinosa

Amy Espinosa is an Information Architect based in Tampa, Florida. She served as the Global Executive Producer for World IA Day 2017 and has a passion for growing IA awareness in her community.

Dots & Cubes is her consulting practice which focuses on information architecture in urban environments. She is particularly interested in cultural and historical preservation as well as transportation planning and community gardening.

Stuart Maxwell

Director of Communications (Secretary) (April - December 2018)
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Stuart Maxwell left the Board in December 2018

Evgeni Minchev

Director of Events & Programming
Evgeni Minchev

Evgeni Minchev is the User Experience Director and Information Architect at SoftServe in Sofia, Bulgaria. He also serves as the World IA Day Regional Director for Europe and Africa. 

Rachael Hines

Director of Strategic Projects
Rachael

Rachael Hines is a Lead Interaction Designer at GoPro, based in San Mateo, CA. At GoPro, she provides UX leadership for on camera and device experiences. At GoPro she has worked on the GoPro Hero cameras and other exciting devices for the past 3 years. As a Lead, Rachael works closely with many cross-functional teams and has a passion for creating a compelling end-to-end customer experience. When she is not crafting device and application interactions she is out climbing mountains, skiing, adventuring or curled up with a good book.



Rachael has been a member of the IAI for 5 years and is actively pursuing her master's degree in Human Computer Interaction.

Krispian Emert

Director of Education
Krispian Emert

Krispian Emert has over 10 years’ experience, working at all stages of the User Experience process—from strategy and conception through production and implementation. She has worked at award-winning agencies and for some of the world’s top brands, including Microsoft, Thompson Reuters, ING, and Toyota. Keen to improve the discipline of User Experience, Krispian is the Information Architecture Instructor at VFS and speaks about UX Strategy at conferences, universities, and within Vancouver’s UX community.

Bram Wessel

Director of Development (April 2018 - January 2019)
Bram Wessel

Bram Wessel left the Board in January 2019

Jelto Von Schuckmann

Director of Membership
Jelto Von Schuckmann

Jelto Von Schuckmann is the Senior UX/UI Designer at Ai3, partenaire de votre transformation numérique. He is the leader for Toulouse of the French IxDA and Flupa associations and World IA Day in Toulouse, France.