Posted by Wes Brooks on Feb 14, 2019


A Mississippi State graduate, Amber Lombardo built a career in the advertising industry ultimately building four companies: an advertising agency, digital print shop, art gallery and magazine. After 17 years she sold the umbrella company, Webz. She became Director of Programs at the Mississippi Heritage Trust where she launched a second magazine, Elevation and became heavily involved in state and federal advocacy efforts. She is an ARCUS Fellow and board member of Preservation Action. Today Amber is the Executive Director of the American Institute of Architects | Mississippi.  She serves at AIA National as Vice President of the CACE Executive Committee and as a Stakeholder in the Advocacy Capacity Building team. In 2018, she hosted SpeakUp!, an advocacy and action event chartered by AIA National.