AIGA presidents, 1914-present

Since AIGA's founding in 1914, AIGA presidents have served as leaders of the organization and the national board of directors.

William B. Howlan

1914–1915

John Clyde Oswald

1915–1916

Arthur S. Allen

1917–1919

Walter Gilliss

1920–1921

Frederic W. Goudy

1921–1922

Thompson Willing

1922–1923

Burton Emmet

1924–1925

W. Arthur Cole

1926–1927

Frederic G. Melcher

1927–1928

Frank Altschul

1928–1929

Henry A. Groesbeck, Jr.

1930–1931

Harry L. Gage

1932–1934

Charles Chester Lane

1935–1936

Henry Watson Kent

1936–1938

Melbert B. Carey, Jr.

1939–1940

Arthur R. Thompson

1941–1942

George T. Bailey

1943–1944

Walter Frese

1945–1946

Joseph A. Brandt

1947–1948

Donald S. Klopfer

1948–1950

Merle Armitage

1951–1952

Walter Dorwin Teague

1952–1953

Dr. M.F. Agha

1953–1955

Leo Lionni

1955–1957

Sidney R. Jacobs

1957–1958

Edna Beilenson

1958–1960

Alvin Eisenman

1960–1963

Ivan Chermayeff

1963–1966

George Tscherny

1966–1968

Allen Hurlburt

1968–1970

Henry Wolf

1970–1772

Robert O. Bach

1972–1974

Karl Fink

1974–1976

Massimo Vignelli

1976–1977

Richard Danne

1977–1979

James Fogleman

1979–1981

David R. Brown

1981–1984

Colin Forbes

1984–1986

Bruce Blackburn

1986–1988

Nancye Green

1988–1991

Anthony Russell

1992–1994

William Drenttel

1994–1996

Lucille Tenazas

1996–1998

Michael Bierut

1998–2001

Clement Mok

2001–2003

Michael Vanderbyl

2003–2005

Bill Grant

2005–2007

Sean Adams

2007–2009

Debbie Millman

2009–2011

Doug Powell

2011–2013

Sean Adams & Drew Davies

2013–2014

Sean Adams

2014–2015

Su Mathews Hale

2015–2018

Dana Arnett

2018–2020

Ashleigh Axios

2020–Present