Allied Members are not Architects, but are professionals in related fields, who collaborate with and support Architects in the creation of the built environment.

Kristine Hammond, Executive Director

KH b&w smallKristine has been with AIA Long Beach/South Bay since 2013.  She came to the Executive Director position by way of her extensive training in non-profit management as an active member of the Junior League of Long Beach.  She served on the Board of Directors as Treasurer, Vice President of Finance, and Nominating Chair.  She also served on the State Public Affairs Committee as the Senior Delegate for two years, and the Junior Delegate for one year, representing the Long Beach chapter in Sacramento.  Her previous work experience includes Office Manager and Paralegal for Baker & Hostetler, LLP, in Long Beach, Paralegal for Solish, Jordan, Arbiter & Weiner in West L.A., and Knobbe, Martens, Olsen & Bear in Newport Beach.  Kristine also gained experience working with Boards of Directors as an Account Executive managing homeowner associations for Merit Property Management in Mission Viejo.  Entrepreneurial endeavors include founding Surf’s Up! events, providing simulated surfing for corporate and private parties.

Kristine holds an MBA from Pepperdine University (2002), a Certificate in Legal Assistantship from University of California, Irvine (1995), and a BA in journalism from San Diego State University (1990).  She lives in Long Beach with her husband Ric and their two teenage children.

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