Read the SDA Story, from the beginning to 2003

NumberYearConvention SiteNational PresidentPresident's ThemeAwarded Honorary MembershipOrganization Name ChangeLifetime Achievement Award (aka Member of the Year)
NumberYearConvention SiteNational PresidentPresident's ThemeAwarded Honorary MembershipOrganization Name ChangeLifetime Achievement Award (formerly Member of the Year)
11970Denver COErma H. Bolick (acting)
21971Detroit MIErma H. BolickEstablish National Structure
31972Houston TXHelen BrewerASA - Do Something, Be Somebody - The Professional Way
41973San Francisco CAVirginia DeMoen (6 months)Adventure in Service and Achievement - the Challenge is Yours!
Washington DCMildred Tobias (deceased)
51974Washington DCMildred Tobias (deceased)Planning for Progress
61975Atlanta GAViginia HansenEducate to Motivate
71976Philadephia PAMaryanne (Damari) MillerAchieving Professionalism through Education, Communication & Opportunities
81977San Diego CAGail (Jee) GabrielTomorrow/Visibility/Viability
91978Dallas TXShirly L. Prysock (deceased)Learning for Tomorrow
101979Kansas City MOPatsy L. FrostEducation Jubilee
111980Cincinnati OHLorraine C. SweenyNew DirectionsTerry L. Peck
121981St. Paul MNEleanor SmithRenewed BeginningsElmer E. Botsai, FAIA
131982Honolulu HISally (Dahlstrom) PhillipsReaching BeyondVirginia Hansen
141983New Orleans LAHelen TimmChallenge to ExcellenceSociety of Architectural Administrators (SDA)
151984Phoenix AZMicki PowellPutting the Practice into Perspective
161985San Francisco CAErin (Muths) MorganBuilding on Basics
171986San Antonio TXArdis WilliamsBridge to the Future
181987Orlando FLPatricia A. ManfreCareers in PerspectiveKetchie Brassel, Hon. AIA
191988New York NYWanda G. HolcombProfessional Quest
201989St. Louis MOMadeline S. ShiffrinBroaden HorizonsPatsy L. Frost
211990Houston TXDeborah L. Worth (Seattle chapter)Desire + Commitment = SuccessPatricia A. Manfre-Staab
221991Washington DCPiccola G. RandolphAdministration by DesignEvelyn Root (Seattle)
231992Boston MAPatricia J. DaughteryCornerstone for Success - Perception/Purpose/ParticipationEnn Ots, AIACheri Van Over
241993Chicago ILRobbie J. Ralkowski (Seattle chapter)Teambuilding: SAA & AIAPiccola Randolph
251994Los Angeles CADiane BremanSuccess Through ChangeFrancine LaRose
261995Atlanta GAPat Polen(president chose not to have a theme due to new logo and name)Society of Design Administration (SDA)Pat Daughtery
271996Minneapolis MNTerry Bolender (Seattle chapter)Partners in a VisionRenee Spodak
281997New Orleans LATerry Bolender (Seattle chapter)Partners in a VisionBarbara Whitney (Seattle)
291998San Francisco CARenata WalkerExcellence Through EducationDebra Ann (Massop) Ellis
301999Dallas TXBrenda RichardsExcellence Through Education - Advancement through LeadershipMildred Arnold
312000Philadelphia PAB. Carole SteadhamFocus on the Future-2000 and BeyondJennifer M. Greene
322001Denver COElaine KalinowskiStep Up to the ChallengeDeborah Gill
332002Charlotte NCDeborah RusnockAttain Your VisionAudrey Platnick
342003San Diego CABetty ConnellPossibilities UnlimitedMichael Tardif, Helene DreilingB. Carole Steadham
352004Chicago ILSally DiSciulloFocus. Learn. Soar.Elaine Kalinowski
362005Las Vegas NVStacy Rowland (Seattle chapter)Design Your FutureTerry Bolender, SDA/CSociety for Design Administration (SDA)Betty Connell
372006Los Angeles CAJanet CaprarioIgnite Your Fire WithinRenata Walker
382007San Antonio TXDeborah GillIgnite Your ImaginationDiane Monroe
392008Boston MADebra EllisEngage in Design Firm ManagementBetsy Nickless
402009Houston TX (on-line)Stephanie KirschnerInspire Your Inner Excellence
412010Las Vegas NVMelodee FutchEmpowerment from WithinJudy A. Beebe (Seattle)
422011Charleston SCKaren RomanDesigning Our FutureStephanie L. Kirschner
432012Portland ORKaren RomanDare to DreamDeborah Rusnock
442013Williamsburg VADeborah GillLearn. Lead. Network. SucceedStacy Rowland (Seattle)
452014Nashville TNBetsy NicklessShine On
462015EDConnect15 Virtual ConferenceSarah WallaceLight the way to SDAAmy Nanni
472016Cincinnati OHNatalie NewmanYou Make A Difference Janet Bucholdt