Margaret Wigglesworth starts Tuesday, April 5, as executive director of the Boston Society of Architects.
Wigglesworth, an experienced association leader, comes to the BSA with a diverse corporate, public and nonprofit background. Her creative and collaborative leadership was key to the growth of Colliers International during Wigglesworth’s decade-long tenure as president and CEO. As founding director of the Coalition of Service Industries, she cultivated partnerships among corporations and policymakers in the U.S. and abroad. She began her professional career as a staffer for the United States Senate and also served as assistant director of national affairs for National Public Radio. Most recently, Wigglesworth has worked with Trinity Church in Boston, developing alternative revenue sources and enhancing giving programs. She has also participated in Boston’s civic sphere, serving on the board of directors of the Friends of Copley Square. Originally from Potomac, Maryland, Wigglesworth graduated from the University of Maryland and now resides in Wenham.
Wigglesworth’s arrival marks the culmination of an extensive search. The BSA Search Committee, chaired by Chris Iwerks AIA and Keith Moskow FAIA, worked with the executive search firm of E. Catlin Donnelly & Associates throughout the process. The Search Committee included both board members and representatives of the larger BSA community, all of whom invested many hours interviewing candidates and discussing the executive director role. The committee ultimately recommended Margaret, and the BSA board enthusiastically supported this choice.
“This is an exciting time at the BSA,” says Audrey O’Hagan AIA, 2011 BSA president and a member of the Search Committee. “With the advent of our move to a new center for architecture in Boston’s Fort Point Channel neighborhood, Margaret’s expertise in cultivating partnerships, increasing public outreach and building professional communities makes her a perfect fit for the role of executive director.”
Stay tuned to the BSA’s weekly e-newsletter, Currents, for opportunities to meet Wigglesworth this spring.