Leona Sears, Assoc. AIA
Leona Sears, Assoc. AIA

Leona is a long-time staff member at Design Alliance. Leona works primarily with governmental projects involving difficult compliance requirements, bidding requirements, schedules, and budgets. Leona is also our in-house IT expert.

Do you play any musical instruments?
I play the Bassoon. It’s pretty much a 4’ tall piece of wood with 11 keys for your left thumb. Not the easiest for a Righty like me but I like the challenge.

What part of your job gives you the most personal satisfaction?
The one thing that makes me feel the best is being able to provide quality facilities for members of the Iowa National Guard.

What was the first career you thought you would go into as a child?
Believe it or not I have wanted to be an Architect since I was about 9 years old.

What’s the career you would choose if you could magically give yourself the money/talent/training required to do it?
My back-up career would be an Archaeologist. Ever since I was young I’ve had a fascination for history and ancient places like Egypt.