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Mara Braspenninx

AltusWorks proudly announces Mara Braspenninx’s elected position to the board of Alpha Rho Chi Fraternity

AltusWorks’ employee Mara Braspenninx was elected to the position of Worthy Grand Associate Architect (National Vice President) of Alpha Rho Chi Fraternity at its National Convention March 23, 2013.

Alpha Rho Chi (APX) is the national professional fraternity for men and women in architecture and the allied arts, with student chapters at 25 schools of architecture and alumni nationwide. Founded in 1914 on the principles of fellowship and scholarship in architecture, APX is also a charter member of the Professional Fraternity Association.

In her volunteer position, Mara is charged with developing alumni programs, overseeing the fraternity’s national convention, assisting the Worthy Grand Architect (National President) and serving as a member of its Grand Council, or national board of directors, in the daily operations of the non-profit organization. “I am looking forward to increasing services and opportunities for our alumni brothers, and serving the fraternity during our centennial anniversary,” says Mara of her aspirations.

Ellen Stoner, AltusWorks’ Principal shares “Mara has developed many skills that have enhanced her outreach and interpersonal skills. We encourage everyone at AltusWorks to pursue their personal interests within their communities and our profession. We’ve seen first-hand how these efforts translate to staff providing a higher quality of service with our clients.”

Mara has previously served the fraternity as a Regional Director, supporting chapters and alumni programs in the Midwest and is currently serving as the national fraternity’s Expansion Director, helping to establish Alpha Rho Chi at 12 schools of architecture in the past five years. “I have enjoyed working directly with so many students. Their ambition and energy is infectious. I hope to bring that same enthusiasm into my new role.” She will officially take office on July 1, 2013 for a two-year term.

AltusWorks, Inc. posted this on 7/1/13 in Community Work.