WASHINGTON, D.C.—The Design-Build Institute of America (DBIA) announced that Lisa Washington, CAE, will assume the role of executive director upon the retirement of current DBIA President and CEO Lee Evey. The transition was expected to be complete by June 2009. As executive director, Washington will serve as DBIA’s chief executive and will be accountable directly to the DBIA board of directors.

Washington joined DBIA in 2004, serving first as DBIA’s vice president of Education/Conferences, and currently as chief operating officer. She is directly responsible for many initiatives, including the "National Education Tour," which, in its first year, according to DBIA, quadrupled the organization’s reach in the industry and exponentially increased the organization’s revenue.