Stephanie Pure is the External Relations Director at AIA Seattle
, the seventh largest urban chapter of the American Institute of Architects, where she focuses on marketing, sponsorship, and public affairs.
Prior to joining AIA Seattle in 2007, Stephanie served as Legislative Aide to former Seattle City Councilmember Peter Steinbrueck FAIA for seven years. In that position, Stephanie was lead policy advisor to Councilmember Steinbrueck on issues including transportation (including the Alaskan Way Viaduct), public safety, human services, early childhood education, and civil rights. She also negotiated over 20 budget proposals over seven city budget cycles, resulting in funding for in libraries, childcare, and people with disabilities. Stephanie’s experience includes work with the Alford Group Inc. a fundraising consulting firm focused in part on guiding successful capital campaigns. She was also a staff member of the World Affairs Council.
In addition to her professional life, Stephanie was a founding Board Member of the Vera Project, an all-ages music and arts center after serving as a local music and youth activist, serving on the Seattle City Council’s Music and Youth Task Force. She also served on the boards of CityClub, a non-partisan current affairs organization, and 33 Fainting Spells a nationally-acclaimed, Seattle-based dance theater group. She is currently a member of the Pike Place Market Historical Commission and the Vice-Chair of the Fremont Neighborhood Council.
In 2005, she was selected as one of the Puget Sound Business Journal’s “40 Under 40”—a group of young Seattle leaders—for her work in public policy and civic engagement. Stephanie earned her degree in Political Science at the University of Washington (B.A.’96).