Maria Brown of Salem, OR, joined the Oregon State Board of Architect Examiners in 2015, following eight years in her role as the executive director of the Idaho Board of Architectural Examiners. She has volunteered her service to several NCARB committees, including the Experience, Member Board Executives, and Procedures and Documents committees, as well as the Resiliency Work Group. Brown served as chair of the Member Board Executives Committee in 2016. In 2017, she was elected as NCARB’s Member Board Executive director. In this role, Brown will represent the executive and administrative leadership of the 54 U.S. architecture registration boards that make up NCARB’s membership.
Over the course of her career, Brown has been the administrator of six separate professional licensing boards. In addition to her service to NCARB, Brown has been a dedicated member of several national organizations, including the Federal Appraisal Subcommittee’s Advisory Committee, the Council of Landscape Architectural Registration Boards, and the Association of Appraiser Regulatory Officials.