Board Members and Staff

Public Information

Who is the Board?   

The Board is composed of nine (9) members, appointed by the governor of Arkansas and confirmed by the State Senate for terms of five (5) years or until their successors are duly appointed and qualified. Five (5) members are architects of recognized standing who have been engaged in the independent practice of architecture for at least (10) years prior to appointment. Two (2) members who are not actively engaged in or retired from the professions of architecture, interior design, or landscape architecture represent consumers and are appointed from the state at large. The remaining two (2) positions are filled by one (1) landscape architect and one (1) registered interior designer, both of recognized standing. There is no restriction on the number of terms an individual may serve.

Board Members and Staff

Wesley Walls, AIA  - President
Appointed Position: Architect Member
Term Expires: April 26, 2025
Little Rock, AR

Gail Shepherd, AIA - Secretary/Treasurer
Appointed Position: Architect Member
Term Expires: April 26, 2023
Fayetteville, AR

Addie Morris
Appointed Position: Public Member
Term Expires: April 26, 2023
Plummerville, AR

Doug Hurley, AIA, NCARB
Appointed Position: Architect Member
Term Expires: April 26, 2024
Fayetteville, AR

Kelli Gemmell, CIDQ
Appointed Position: Interior Designer Member
Term Expires: April 26, 2024
Rogers, AR

Julie Kelso, ASLA
Appointed Position: Landscape Architect Member
Term Expires: April 26, 2027
Little Rock, AR

Harold "Craig" Boone, AIA
Appointed Position: Architect Member
Term Expires: April 26, 2026
Van Buren, AR

Jeffrey Steiling, AIA
Appointed Position: Architect Member
Term Expires: April 26, 2027
Jonesboro, AR

Shana Bryant - Executive Director

LaShunda Walls - Administrative Analyst