Donnie Hunter, director of global product management for Kawneer, and new chairman of the AAMA Board of Directors

Donnie Hunter, director of global product management for Kawneer, was named as the new chairman of the American Architectural Manufacturers Association (AAMA) Board of Directors during the 82nd Annual AAMA Conference in February. Hunter follows outgoing chairperson Mike DeSoto, chief operating officer for MI Windows and Doors.

“I am confident AAMA will work to strengthen our staff to continue to provide the services members and industry require,” said Hunter. “Efforts will continue to showcase AAMA as an industry leader in providing educational and training opportunities and materials. Documents and publications are the core of who AAMA

Janice Yglesias, AAMA executive director.

is, and we must continue to update and provide new documents that are relevant to the changing industry. And finally, as more member companies look to expand globally, we need to be aware and stay abreast as to what is transpiring in the growing global economy.”

At the same time, Janice Yglesias was named executive director of the association. Yglesias has served AAMA for 20 years, most recently as executive vice president.

“Since moving into the lead role [for the association], Janice has continued to demonstrate the abilities to lead and provide direction for the organization,” Hunter said. “The Board is looking forward to working with Janice as she positions the association for continued success and growth.”

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