On July 25, at its annual Grassroots Leadership Conference, the American Institute of Architecture Students formally announced that Joshua Caulfield would become its next executive director. The announcement followed a six-month selection process after the resignation of Michael Geary, who ended his tenure at the organization in February.

Caulfield is currently the executive director of the International Game Developers Association, a position which he has held for over a year. He holds an MBA from American University and an undergraduate degree from Babson College.