Jessica Reinert, executive director of the Iowa chapter of the American Institute of Architects, is the first recipient of the Emerging Executive Award from national leaders of the American Institute of Architects (AIA). The intent of the award is "to set an example for young professionals and leaders of AIA components across the nation," according to a release. Reinert went to work for Iowa AIA in 2003 as its communications director. She was named executive director in September 2012.