When an organization, agency, tribe, foundation, or business joins Preservation50 as an official partner, they designate up to two persons to represent them on the Preservation50 Advisory Committee. The Committee is regularly solicited for guidance on the planning of the 50th anniversary agenda and activities. Committee members ensure that information about Preservation50 is shared with their constituents and that information about their own activities are shared with the team managing communications and outreach for Preservation50. We thank the following professionals for volunteering their time and talent to this important effort and the many additional leaders who will join them.

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Highland Park Water Tower, designed by Clarence W. Wigington, the nation’s first African-American municipal architect.

Advisory Council on Historic Preservation: John M. Fowler, Executive Director; Ronald D. Anzalone, Director, Office of Preservation Initiatives

Advisory Council on Historic Preservation Alumni Foundation: Katherine Slick, President

Advisory Council on Underwater Archaeology: Kim Faulk, Chair; Alexis Catsambis, Vice Chair

Alabama Historical Commission: Lee Anne Wofford, Director / Deputy State Historic Preservation Officer; Lisa D. Jones, Acting Executive Director

Alliance of National Heritage Areas: C. Allen Sachse, President, Board of Directors; Annie C. Harris, Vice-President, Board of Directors; Charles Flynn, Treasurer; Marilyn A. W. Black, Secretary

American Anthropological Association: Ed Liebow, Executive Director

American Architectural Foundation: Ronald E. Bogle, Hon. AIA, President & CEO; Thom Minner, Senior Director, Strategic Relations

American Association for State and Local History: Bob Beatty, Chief Operating Officer

American Cultural Resources Association: Duane E. Peter, President

American Express: Richard Brown, Vice President of Philanthropy

Americans for the Arts: Mara Walker, Chief Operating Officer

American Institute for Conservation of Historic and Artistic Works: Eryl P. Wentworth, Executive Director

American Institute of Architects: Ashley Wilson, Chair – AIA-HRC Preservation Education Subcommittee; Karl Stumpf, Senior VP at RTKL; James Malanaphy, Principal

American Planning Association: James M. Drinan, J.D., Executive Director

Archaeological Institute of America: Ann Benbow, Executive Director; Ben Thomas, Director of Programs

Arkansas Historic Preservation Program: Mark Christ, Director, Community Outreach (and PIO); Frances “Missy” McSwain, Director

Association for Preservation Technology: Gretchen Pfaehler, President, Executive Committee

Atomic Heritage Foundation: Cynthia C. Kelly, Founder and President; Alexandra Levy, Program Director; Owen Pagano, Program Manager


Grey Towers National Historic Site, Milford, Pennsylvania, ancestral home of Gifford Pinchot, first director of the United States Forest Service (USFS) and twice elected governor of Pennsylvania.

California Office of Historic Preservation: Jenan Saunders, Deputy State Historic Preservation Officer; Julianne Polanco, State Historic Preservation Officer

Civil War Trust: Jim Campi, Policy and Communications Director, Washington Office; Jeff Stockdale, Federal Relations Manager

Clatsop Community College: Lucien Swerdloff, Historic Preservation/computer Aided Design Instructor

College of Charleston: Grant Gilmore, Associate Professor and Addlestone Chair in Historic Preservation

Conservation Lands Foundation: Angel Pena, Member, National Monument Campaign team

Delaware State Historic Preservation Office: Bev Laing, Historian; Gwen Davis, Archaeologist

Department of Defense U.S. Army Corps of Engineers: Charles “Chip” Smith, Architect

Department of the Interior : Michael J.Bean, Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for Fish and Wildlife and Parks; Caroline Henry, Federal Preservation Officer

Department of the Interior Bureau of Land Management: Zane Fulbright, Federal Preservation Officer; Larisa Ford, Resource Advisor and Border Coordinator for the Resources and Planning Directorate

Department of the Interior Bureau of Ocean Energy Management: Brian Jordan, Federal Preservation Officer and Headquarters Archaeologist; John Romero, Public Affairs, Pacific Region

Department of the Interior Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement: Christopher Horrell, Federal Preservation Officer/Senior Marine Archaeologist

Department of Veterans Affairs: Stella Fiotes, Executive Director, Office of Construction and Facilities Management; Kathleen Schamel, Archaeologist; Douglas Pulak, Deputy Federal Preservation Officer

Georgia Department of Natural Resources: David Crass, Division Director & Deputy State Historic Preservation Officer; William (Bill) Hover, Historic Resources Section Chief & Deputy State Historic Preservation Officer

History Colorado: Shannon Haltiwanger, Preservation Communications Manager; Claire Lanier, Outreach and Creative Content Editor

Idaho State Historical Society: H. Peter L’Orange, Historic Preservation Planner/CLG Coordinator


San Jacinto Monument, Texas, the world’s tallest masonry column.

Illinois Historic Preservation Agency: Christopher Willis, Communications Director; Rachel Leibowitz, Deputy State Historic Preservation Officer, Preservation Services Division Manager

Indiana Department of Natural Resources: Paul Diebold, Assistant Director of Preservation Services

Kentucky Heritage Council: Craig Potts, State Historic Preservation Officer; Kitty Dougoud, Statewide Main Street Program Coordinator

Louisiana Office of Cultural Development: Nicole Hobson-Morris, Executive Director-Division of Historic Preservation; Chip McGimsey, State Archaeologist and Director – Division of Archaeology

Maryland Historical Trust: Elizabeth Hughes, Acting Director/State Historic Preservation Officer

Massachusetts Historical Commission: Brona Simon, Executive Director; Michael Steinitz, Deputy State Historic Preservation Officer

Minnesota State Historic Preservation Office: Barbara Mitchell Howard, Director of Heritage Preservation; Laura Weber, Communications Manager

Missouri Department of Natural Resources: Rachel Barnhart, Historic Survey and Registration Specialist; Toni Prawl, Director and Deputy State Historic Preservation Officer; Rebecca Rost, Preservation Planner and Grants Manager

Montana Historical Society: Jessica Bush, Compliance Officer; Kate Hampton, Community Preservation Coordinator

National Alliance of Preservation Commissions: Paige Pollard, Executive Director; Esther Hall, Chair

National Association of Tribal Historic Preservation Officers: D. Bambi Kraus, President

National Conference of State Historic Preservation Officers: Erik Hein, Executive Director

National Council on Public History: John Dichtl, Former Executive Director

National Parks Conservation Association: Alan Spears, Government Affairs Cultural Resources Director

National Preservation Institute: Jere Gibber, Executive Director

National Trust for Historic Preservation: Susan West Montgomery, Vice President for Preservation Resources

Nebraska State Historical Society: Bob Puschendorf, Deputy State Historic Preservation Officer

Nevada State Historic Preservation Office: Rebecca Palmer, State Historic Preservation Officer; Karyn DeDufour, Deputy State Historic Preservation Officer; Julie Ernstein, Deputy State Historic Preservation Officer


Snoqualmie Falls, Washington, central to the culture, beliefs, and spirituality of the Snoqualmie People.

New Hampshire Division of Historic Resources: Elizabeth H. Muzzey, Director and State Historic Preservation Officer; Shelly Angers, Public Information Officer

New Jersey Historic Preservation Office: Barbara Swanda, Community Outreach Coordinator; Andrea Tingey, Principal Historic Preservation Specialist

New York State Historic Preservation Office: Daniel McEneny, Historic Preservation Program Analyst

North Dakota State Historic Preservation Office: Amy Munson, Grants and Contracts Officer

Ohio History Connection: Amanda Terrell, Director, State Historic Preservation Officer; Mary Beth Hirsch, Department Head, Education and Support Services

Oklahoma State Historic Preservation Office: Melvena Heisch, Deputy State Historic Preservation Officer; Shea Otley, Grants Manager

Oregon Parks and Recreation Department: Chrissy Curran, Acting Deputy State Historic Preservation Officer

Preservation Action: Robert Naylor, Program Manager

Preservation Maryland: Nicolas Redding, Executive Director; Meagan Baco, Director of Communications

Preservation Virginia: Elizabeth S. Kostelny, CEO and Secretary, Board of Trustees; Justin Sarafin, Director of Preservation Initiatives & Engagement

Register of Professional Archaeologists: Patrick H. Garrow, M.A., RPA, President, Executive Board of Directors

Society for American Archaeology: David Lindsay, Manager, Government Affairs

Society for Historical Archaeology: Patricia Samford, Director, Maryland Archaeological Conservation Lab at MD Department of Planning; Karen Hutchison, Executive Director

Society for Industrial Archaeology: Amanda Gronhovd, President

Tennessee Valley Authority: Tina Guinn, Manager, Natural Resources Planning and Programs; Brenda Brickhouse, VP Environment and Energy Policy

Texas Historical Commission: Rob Hodges, Social Media Coordinator; Chris Florance, Director of Public Information and Education

University of Hawaii at Manoa: William Chapman, PhD., Director of the Graduate Program in Historic Preservation and Professor in the Department of American Studies

University of Oregon: Kingston Heath, Professor and Program Director, Historic Preservation Program

University of Vermont: Thomas D. Visser, Director of the Graduate Historic Preservation Program and Associate Professor of Historic Preservation

The United States National Committee of the International Council on Monuments and Sites: Andrew Potts, Vice Chairman of the Board and Director

Vermont Division for Historic Preservation: Tracy Martin, Historical Sites Section Chief; Devin Colman, State Architectural Historian

Virginia Department of Historic Resources: Stephanie Williams, Deputy Director

West Virginia Division of Culture & History: Susan M. Pierce, Deputy State Historic Preservation Officer; Pam Brooks, Grants Coordinator