The American Architectural Manufacturers Association (AAMA) announced that Ken Brenden, technical services director, has decided to retire, effective May 22.

According to a statement from the organization, “Ken has been an integral part of the association for eight years, and his contributions were enormous and essential to the value that AAMA offers to its members. Ken’s hard work, commitment and dedication were recognized by AAMA members and other industry associations alike. His retirement is a loss to AAMA and the industry, yet also a well-deserved change of pace for him.”

In Brenden’s absence, Joint Document Management Group (JDMG) activities related to the North American Fenestration Standard document will be handled by Andrea Rhodes, technical services manager, who has participated in the JDMG for several years. Association officials say her strong knowledge of the document process will make the transition of this responsibility seamless.

Maureen Knight, government affairs/product stewardship manager, will serve as liaison for the association’s national and regional code consultants. Officials state that, “Maureen’s knowledge of regulatory issues and codes for our industry will help in ensuring a truly successful partner for our knowledgeable industry code consultants.”

“On behalf of everyone at AAMA, I wish all the best for Ken and his wife Shelley in this new chapter of their lives. Knowing Ken, he’ll stay just as busy, enjoying all the wonderful outdoor activities at Lake Tomahawk in central Wisconsin,” says Rich Walker, AAMA president and CEO.

If you would also like to wish Ken well, please contact him at