ACE Mentor Program Eastern Pennsylvania Names Tiffany Millner, AIA, NOMA, Director
ACE Mentor Program Eastern Pennsylvania Names Tiffany Millner, AIA, NOMA, DirectorArchitect and longtime ACE volunteer tapped for Greater Philadelphia leadership position.
[Philadelphia, Pa.] The Eastern Pennsylvania Affiliate chapter of the national ACE Mentor Program has named architect and longtime ACE volunteer Tiffany Millner, AIA, NOMA, as the chapter’s new director. Millner assumed her role 06 October 2014.
“I will bring a fresh perspective to the position and organization,” explained Millner. “I’ve been in the trenches as a volunteer and have witnessed the pride and excitement of students proudly sharing ACE experiences in front of their peers, parents, and professionals. I look forward to bringing more exposure to the ACE Mentor Program and to impacting many more students.”
Millner will be responsible for administrative oversight for the Eastern Pennsylvania affiliate teams of ACE Mentor Program, encompassing nine Philadelphia teams serving students throughout the city and four suburban teams impacting students at Spring Ford, Souderton, Pottsgrove, East Norriton, Plymouth-Whitemarsh, Upper Merion, Christopher Dock, Methacton, and Norristown high schools. To date, the 2014-2015 academic-year program has 268 students and 104 mentors.
Millner will support the network of volunteer professional mentors and build strategic alliances with regional members of the architecture, engineering, and construction community.
“Tiffany has built a strong resume of architectural experiences, and worked consistently to advance the field through education and diversity initiatives,” said ACE Eastern Pennsylvania Board Chairman Gregory Stewart. “Her familiarity with ACE, her enthusiasm for helping kids succeed, and her passion for making the profession more inclusive will serve our affiliate chapter well. We are thrilled that she has taken on this leadership role.”
A registered architect since 2009, Millner is a member of the American Institute of Architects and sits on its National Diversity Council. She holds membership in the National Organization of Minority Architects and its Philadelphia Chapter, for which she serves on the executive board. Millner has participated in ACE mentoring since 2007 as a volunteer, team leader, on the Mentoring Advisory Committee, and on the Young Mentors’ Committee. She has also participated as a mentor in the Architecture in Education program.
Millner also actively participates in discourse about diversity and inclusion, moderating AIA diversity discussions and publishing articles on the topics of women and minorities in design. In 2011, she published the book 200something to increase awareness of diversity initiatives.
After serving as project manager and architectural designer at JKR Partners, LLC, and VITETTA, Millner founded design consultancy AUX Collective, LLC, in 2010.
“AUX is short for Auxiliary and applies both to my company and my new ACE role,” explains Millner. “Passion is auxiliary to the arts. Without one, the other cannot exist. I plan to bring my passion to the ACE program to help shape the region’s future architects, engineers, and construction professionals.”
About ACE Mentor ProgramFounded in 1994, the ACE name stands for Architecture, Construction, and Engineering. The ACE Mentor Program of Eastern Pennsylvania, an affiliate of a national non-profit organization, engages and encourages high school students to consider careers in design and construction through mentoring, scholarships, and grants. ACE is the construction industry’s fastest-growing high school mentoring program, reaching over 8,000 students annually. For more information, visit http://acementor.org/affiliates/pennsylvania/