Margaret Wigglesworth is the new executive director of the Boston Society of Architects (BSA), one of the largest chapters of the American Institute 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 U.S. 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 served on the board of directors of the Friends of Copley Sq.
"This is an exciting time at the BSA," said 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."