Rhea Williams

President, Karma Management Inc.

Executive Director, AIA Birmingham

Rhéa Williams

Rhéa Williams, President of Karma Management Inc., specializes in association management. Williams has a passion for the built environment and manages several professional associations making positive change through design. These include AIA Birmingham, the Birmingham Architectural Foundation and the Structural Engineers Association of Alabama. She is also the conference director for the American Society of Landscape Architects in Alabama and Mississippi. Williams grew up in the Birmingham area and graduated from the University of Alabama in Birmingham with a degree in Public Relations and a minor in English. Prior to working with AIA, she was the executive director of a non-profit environmental organization and has worked with not for profits for ten years.

As Executive Director of AIA Birmingham, Rhéa has led the creation of one of the Alabama Center for Architecture in the United States, located in a renovated historic building in the city's downturn heart. The Center will serve as both the physical home for the Birmingham Architecture Foundation and the AIA Birmingham Chapter, vibrant nonprofit organizations that provide resources to both the public and building industry professionals. One of the first exhibitions to be located at the Alabama Center for Architecture in Birmingham is the FitNation travelling exhibition. It ties in perfectly our mission to be an educational center for the greater Birmingham community, to help the public learn more about the value and impact of architecture and to develop greater understanding of architecture's influence on our lives, our communities and our world.