Julia Lent is the Managing Director of Member and Chapter Services for the American Society of Landscape Architects. She oversees member recruitment and retention programs, leadership development, emerging professional and student programs, and chapter support activities. She transitioned to this position after 14 years in the Government Affairs Department. Julia was hired in 2001 to manage the ASLA 50 by 2010 Licensure Campaign, which sought to enact practice act licensure throughout the United States. Prior to her work at ASLA, she advocated for health care issues and crafted legislation for the Pennsylvania House of Representatives. Julia earned her Master of Public Administration and Bachelor of Arts degrees from the University of Pittsburgh. She has received the Certified Association Executive credential from the American Society of Association Executives.
Julia has served as an examiner for the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award since 2016. She participated on the team for ASLA’s two award-winning Virginia SPQA applications and three national applications. She currently serves as Secretary on the Virginia SPQA board. Julia lives with her husband, son, and Australian shepherd in Springfield, Virginia.