Cathe M. Evans, of Raleigh, North Carolina, was elected the NCARB Member Board Executive director in 2021. Evans is the executive director of the North Carolina Board of Architecture and Registered Interior Designers, where she began working in 1995. Through her role, Evans is responsible for managing the architect licensure and interior designer registration and renewal processes in North Carolina, in addition to overseeing the board’s finances and administrating its day-to-day operations.
In 2005, Evans began volunteering for NCARB as part of the Member Board Executives Committee. She has since offered her time and expertise to the Internship (now Experience), Internship Advisory, Integrated Path Evaluation, Policy Advisory, and Professional Conduct committees. She has also been a member of the Licensure, Sustainable Design, and Responsible Charge task forces; as well as the Long-range Strategic Issue and Member Board Staff work groups. Evans also served as the Member Board Executive Director representative on NCARB’s Region 3 (Southern Conference) Executive Committee.
Evans was awarded the NCARB President’s Medal for Distinguished Service in 2017 by then-President Kristine Annexstad Harding, FAIA, NCARB, in recognition of her service. She attended Manchester Community College and holds a degree in Liberal Arts.