Katherine E. Hillegas of St. Francisville, Louisiana, joined the Louisiana State Board of Architectural Examiners in 2016. Prior to joining the Louisiana Board, she served as the Director of NCARB’s Council Relations Directorate from 2010-2016 and Assistant Director of Corporate Affairs from 2005-2010. As a member of NCARB’s staff, she led efforts to support Member Boards, the NCARB Board of Directors, and various annual meetings. During her time at NCARB, Hillegas served as a staff liaison for various volunteer efforts, including the Credentials, Member Board Executives (MBE), Procedures and Documents, Regional Chairs, and Regional Leadership committees, as well as the Bylaws, Governance, and Public Member task forces. Most recently, she served as a member of the Model Law Task Force, Resiliency Work Group, and MBE and Audit committees. 

Over the course of her career, Hillegas served as the Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture’s (ACSA) interim executive director, and oversaw the education and accreditation department at a medical association for a decade. In 2013, she was awarded the NCARB President’s Medal for Distinguished Service.