Board of Trustees
Annual Membership Meeting
Members of the National Trust for Historic Preservation are encouraged to attend the Annual Membership Meeting, which takes place each year during the National Preservation Conference Opening Plenary Session. This year’s Opening Plenary session will take place on Wednesday, November 12, 2014 at 3:30PM at the Lucas Theater, 32 Abercorn Street, Savannah, GA. The single order of business of the Annual Membership meeting will be to confirm the 2015 Board slate. The Trusteeship & Governance Committee of the Board of Trustees has nominated the following individuals for election as trustees:
For an Initial Three-Year Term:
Kevin Gover of Washington, DC grew up in Lawton, Oklahoma and is a member of the Pawnee Tribe of Oklahoma. In 2007, Kevin was appointed as Director of the Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian. He began his career in Indian Affairs in 1975, working for the American Indian Policy Review Commission. Kevin was a specialist on the Task Force on Trust Responsibilities and the Federal Indian Relationship. In 1997, Kevin was appointed by President Clinton to serve as Assistant Secretary for Indian Affairs in the Department of the Interior. He served in that position from 1997 to 2000, and was responsible for policy and operational oversight of the Bureau of Indian Affairs, the agency responsible for the federal government’s relations with Indian tribes. In 2003, Kevin accepted an appointment as a Professor of Law at the Arizona State University College of Law, where he worked with the both the Indian Legal Program and American Indian Policy Institute, as well as teaching Administrative Law, Statutory Interpretation, Legal Writing, and a variety of courses in Federal Indian Law. Kevin’s career of advocacy has resulted in several honors, including an honorary degree from Princeton University, the Outstanding Alumni Award from the University of New Mexico School of Law, and the Alumni Association Award from St. Paul’s School in Concord, New Hampshire.
G. Jackson Tankersley, Jr. of Denver, CO is a co-founder of Meritage Funds with more than 35 years of experience as a private equity investor, having raised and managed more than $1.0 billion of capital during his career. Jack is responsible for a number of highly successful investments in companies such as Crown Castle and Brooks Fiber Properties. Prior to Meritage, he co-founded Centennial Funds in 1981 and served as its CEO and/or CIO until 1997. His career began in 1974 at the Continental Illinois Bank, where he joined the bank’s venture capital subsidiary in 1978. Jack is a past President and Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Denver Area Council Boy Scouts of America and past member of the Board of Trustees of Woodberry Forest School, which he continues to serve as a non-Trustee member of its Investment Committee. He currently serves on the Board of Directors of Cakebread Cellars in Napa Valley, California, and the Tuck Center for Private Equity and Entrepreneurship’s Executive Advisory Board. Jack received an undergraduate degree with High Honors from Denison University and an MBA from the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth. He serves or has served as a director of numerous Centennial and Meritage portfolio companies.
For a Second Three-Year Term:
Laura W. Bush of Dallas, TX (2017) is actively involved in issues of national and global concern, with a particular emphasis on education, health care and human rights. She has investigated and showcased successful programs for early childhood education, at-risk youth, global literacy, and preservation of our national parks and our country’s national treasures. And through her travels to more than seventy-six countries, including historic trips to Afghanistan, Mrs. Bush has helped launch groundbreaking educational and healthcare programs for women. Mrs. Bush holds a degree in education with a master’s degree in library science. She taught in public schools in Dallas, Houston and Austin and worked as a public school librarian. In 1977, she met and married George Walker Bush. They are the parents of twin daughters, Barbara and Jenna.
Susan Chapman-Hughes of Brooklyn, NY (2017) is Senior Vice President, U.S. Account Development - Global Corporate Payments (GCP) at American Axpress. In this role, Susan is responsible for leading and managing GCP’s U.S. and multinational customers representing $43 billion in annual charge volume. With over 1,500 customers, the team partners with clients to deliver innovative payment programs. Prior to joining GCP, Susan led the Global Real Estate and Workplace Enablement group for American Express. Her responsibilities included leading Real Estate Strategy and Operations, Workplace Experience and Health and Safety in support of the American Express portfolio of over 62,000 employees in 41 countries. She led creation of “Bluework”, an industry leading, award winning, innovative workplace transformation initiative. In 2012, Bluework received the Chairman’s Award for Innovation -Top Innovators Prize, a first for real estate. She serves as the Executive Sponsor for the Company’s BlueEn Network, an employee resource group focused on flexible virtual workers. She has also served on the leadership teams of the American Express Women’s Network and the World Monuments Fund Watch List Advisory Committee (WLAC).
As an experienced global executive, Ms. Chapman-Hughes has led various organizational business transformation and growth efforts in Fortune 500 companies including Citigroup and Level 3 Communications. In addition to her professional roles, she is committed to volunteer work for non-profit community development organizations across the United States and remains an active mentor to young people in her community. Her volunteer work includes serving on many boards including The Regional Plan Association of New York (RPA), Leadership Education and Development (LEAD), A Better Chance, Girls Inc. and the NYU Schack Institute of Real Estate Advisory Board. In 2013, she was named to the Grio 100 list by Grio.com/NBC Universal and as one of the “100 Most Creative People in Business” by Fast Company.
Ms. Chapman-Hughes holds a Master of Business Administration in Real Estate and Urban Land Economics from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She also holds a Master of Regional Planning from The University of Massachusetts-Amherst and a Bachelor of Science in Engineering from Vanderbilt University. Ms. Chapman-Hughes resides in New York with her husband.
Fernando Lloveras-San Miguel, Esq. of San Juan, PR (2017) is the Executive Director of the Conservation Trust of Puerto Rico, the leading nature conservation and historic preservation organization in Puerto Rico. Under his leadership, the Conservation Trust received the Land Trust Accreditation Commission’s Seal and was accepted in the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN). Mr. Lloveras is a Board member of the National Trust for Historic Preservation and the Land Trust Alliance, having served previously as an Advisor to both organizations. He is also co-founder and Chairman of the Board of Microjuris.com, Inc., the leading Internet provider of legal and legislative information in Latin America, and a former advisor to the Governor of Puerto Rico. Lloveras holds a Magna Cum Laude Juris Doctor from the University of Puerto Rico, a Masters in Public Policy from Harvard University, and a Bachelor of Arts from Dartmouth College, where he was Senior Fellow. He is a coffee and cattle farmer and spends most of his free time at his farm in Ciales with his wife Michelle Marxuach and his two children.
Charles Royce of New York, NY (2017) is President, Co-Chief Investment Officer and Portfolio Manager at Royce & Associates, LLC and its affiliated mutual funds, a position he has held since 1972. Mr. Royce is a member of the Board of Fellows of Brown University, a Trustee and Honorary Chairman of Bruce Museum, Greenwich, CT, and a Trustee of the New York Historical Society. He is active in preservation and main street development in Tannersville, NY and Westerly, RI. Mr. Royce’s most recent initiative is the reconstruction of The Ocean House, a Victorian hotel in Watch Hill, RI. He and his wife have recently restored and operate the Avon Theater in Stamford, CT.
For a Third Three-Year Term:
Jorge Hernandez of Coral Gables, FL (2017) is a practitioner of architecture and a professor at the University of Miami. Previously Mr. Hernandez was a member of the University of Virginia faculty. His firm, Jorge L. Hernandez Architect PA (JLH Architect), was founded in 1987 and focuses on historic preservation, the design of custom residences and master plans for neighborhoods. Mr. Hernandez has served on numerous local and state boards including the City of Coral Gables Historic Preservation Board, the Florida Historic Advisory Council and Florida Historical Commission. He co-founded Friends of Miami Marine Stadium. Mr. Hernandez, who was born in Havana, Cuba in 1956 and immigrated to Miami in 1962, is married to Alina Palacios-Hernandez and has three children: Alexander, Carolina, and Christopher.
The following individuals will continue to serve until the expiration of their terms in the years indicated: In accordance with the Bylaws, the chair of the National Trust Advisors, the chair of the Historic Sites Councils and Boards, and the chair of Statewide & Local Preservation Partners serve as ex-officio members of the Board. The individuals currently in these positions will continue to serve until 2015.
Victor Ashe, Knoxville, TN (2015) completed five years as the American Ambassador to Poland on October 1, 2009. Prior to that, he was the longest serving Mayor of Knoxville, Tennessee for 16 years from 1988 to 2003. He was a leading advocate of historic preservation as Mayor and proposed a city charter amendment that requires the Mayor to issue an annual report on historic preservation which was adopted by city voters. He served in the Tennessee State Senate from 1975 to 1984 and the Tennessee House of Representatives from 1968 to 1974. He served as the executive director of the Americans Outdoors Commission from 1985 to 1987. Recipient of the 2006 “Restore America Heroes” award, presented at the annual HGTV/National Trust Restore America gala.
Leslie Greene Bowman, Charlottesville, VA (2015) is president of the Thomas Jefferson Foundation, Inc., which owns and operates Monticello, the home of Thomas Jefferson. From 1999-2008, she served as Director and CEO of the Winterthur Museum & Country Estate. Previously, she was at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, servings as head curator of decorative arts and assistant director of exhibition programs. She has recently been reappointed by President Obama to the Committee for the Preservation of the White House, on which she previously served from 1993 to 2009.
Lawrence H. Curtis of Boston, MA (2015) is the President and Managing Partner of WinnDevelopment where he has led a full range of real estate development and acquisition activities for more than 25 years. He has helped the company grow from 3,000 units in 1986 to more than 90,000 units currently under management in 23 states across the country. While maintaining a wide range of real estate interests, Mr. Curtis’ primary focus has been on the creation of affordable housing and historic rehabilitation. He is immediate past president of the National Housing & Rehabilitation Association (NH&RA) and is a member of the Board of Directors of the National Multifamily Housing Council and the Citizens Housing and Planning Association. He was the 2006 chairman of the Greater Boston Real Estate Board. In 2008, he served as a co-chair of Combined Jewish Philanthropies’ annual campaign. He has also received numerous awards, including the Paul E. Tsongas Award from Preservation Massachusetts. Mr. Curtis received a Bachelor’s degree from the Cooper Union for the Advancement of Art and Science in New York and a Master’s degree in Urban Design Planning from Harvard University. He presently resides in Boxford with his wife Marla and their four sons.
Kevin D. Daniels of Seattle, WA (2016) is the President of Nitze-Stagen & Co., Inc. and Daniels Real Estate Investments. Both companies focus on the redevelopment of landmarked structures and community redevelopment projects in the City of Seattle and have recently worked on two different National Preservation Award winning projects (Union Station – Seattle & the Cadillac Hotel).
Christopher "Kim" Elliman of New York, NY (2016) serves as CEO of the Open Space Institute, a land conservation organization that has protected and/or financed close to 2 million acres and created over 50 new parks or protected areas in the eastern United States. Mr. Elliman has also worked in the corporate sector as CEO of Overhills Group and partner of Elmrock Partners, private equity concerns, and as President of Gray, Seifert, an investment company. He chairs the Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation and Overhills Foundation and has chaired The Wilderness Society and the Adirondack Council. He has served on numerous non-profit and philanthropic boards, principally in conservation and cultural institutions. Mr. Elliman received his B.A. from Yale and now serves on Yale University’s Forestry and Environmental Leadership Council.
Gloria Estefan of Miami Beach, FL (2015) is a Grammy award-winning singer, actress, songwriter, author of two New York Times best-selling children’s books, philanthropist and humanitarian. She is considered one of the world’s most recognizable and beloved performers and one of the most successful crossover artists in Latin music history, having received recognition for her achievements as an international superstar in both the Latin and non-Hispanic entertainment industries.
Having sold over 100 million records worldwide, Gloria along with her husband Emilio, are successful entrepreneurs owning and operating several business, which include a globally recognized music publishing company, a hospitality division that includes seven restaurants (Bongos Cuban Café a Cuban-themed restaurant in Downtown Miami, South Beach, Downtown Disney Orlando and in Hollywood at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino) and two hotels (the Cardozo Hotel on South Beach and Costa d’este Beach Resort in Vero Beach). The Estefans are also the first Latin couple to own a minority share in the Miami Dolphins, a major franchise in the NFL.
Gloria sits on the Board for Univision Communications, Inc. and the Board of Trustees for the University of Miami. She’s been awarded with 7 Grammy Awards, a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, an American Music Award for Lifetime Achievement, an induction into the Songwriters Hall of Fame, an Ellis Island Medal of Honor, a Humanitarian Award from the St. Jude Hospital for Children, a National Artistic Achievement Award from the US Congress, a Presidential appointment as a public member of the U.S. delegation to the 47th General Assembly of the United Nations, among others.
She is also the founder of the Gloria Estefan Foundation whose mission is to support charitable programs for disadvantaged children and empower young people through education and opportunity. The Foundation also supports spinal cord research and is an open-door Foundation accessible to individual cases of hardship.
Gloria Estefan holds a B.A. in Psychology, with a minor in French, from the University of Miami. She has been awarded with Honorary Doctoral degrees in Music from the Berklee College of Music in Boston and the University of Miami along with an Honorary Law Degree from Barry University.
Joe Grills of Rapidan, VA (2015) served on the Board of the Montpelier Foundation which manages the Presidential Home of James and Dolley Madison from 1998-2011 and was Chairman for the last 5 years. He also serves on the Boards of National Main Street Center, Woodberry Forest School, and Kimco Realty Corporation. He is a member of investment committees of the Woodberry Forest School/Randall Terry Foundation and the Virginia Retirement System, as well as the National Trust. He serves on the Individual Investor Advisory Committee of the NYSE. He is a former Chairman and Member of the Committee on Investment of Employee Benefit Assets of the Association of Financial Professionals. He served on the Board of the Duke University Management Company from 1992-2004. He was employed by IBM from 1961-1993.
Sheffield Hale of Atlanta, GA (2016) is the President and CEO of the Atlanta History Center. Prior to joining the Atlanta History Center in 2012, he served as Chief Counsel of the American Cancer Society, Inc. Mr. Hale is a Past Chair of the Georgia Trust for Historic Preservation, the Atlanta History Center, and the State of Georgia’s Judicial Nominating Commission. Mr. Hale also serves as a Trustee of the University of Georgia Foundation, the Robert W. Woodruff Library of Atlanta University Center, and the Fox Theatre, Inc.
Marilynn Wood Hill of Bronxville, NY (2015) is a historian, author, and community volunteer, primarily in the areas of history and education. She is on the board of the Foundation for the National Archives and on the Advisory Council of the Schlesinger Library at Harvard. She also serves on the National Advisory Council of the Historic Charleston Foundation and the Site Council of Drayton Hall. She is a co-founder of the Bronxville Historical Conservancy and is the editor of The Bronxville Journal.
Luis Hoyos of Pomona, CA (2016) is an architect and Associate Professor of Architecture at the California State Polytechnic University in Pomona, where he teaches historic preservation and urban design. He serves as a member of the National Trust Advisors and as a member of the Landmarks Committee of the National Park System Advisory Board. He is national co-chair for NPS of the just-released American Latino Heritage Theme Study. He was member and chair of the California State Historical Resources Commission and a member of the Board of Directors and Chair of Preservation Advocacy at the Los Angeles Conservancy. As an architect he has received awards for the design of several historic building rehabilitations, including El Pueblo de Los Angeles, the Point Fermin Lighthouse, the Palmer Hotel and the Cabrillo Beach Bathhouse.
Marcia V. Mayo of Washington, D.C. (2015) is a senior advisor to The Fund to Conserve U.S. Diplomatic Treasures Abroad, which works in conjunction with Department of State to care for buildings on the Secretary of State’s Register of Culturally Significant Property, as well as the Department’s overseas collections of fine and decorative arts. An art historian by training, she curated thematic exhibitions of American art for residences of U.S. ambassadors worldwide through the Art in Embassies Program before joining the Department’s Cultural Heritage Program. Prior to her twenty years of government service, Ms. Mayo was the director of Sotheby’s Mid Atlantic Office, specializing in American fine and decorative arts. She serves on the Collections and Executive committees of Tudor Place Historic House and Garden in Washington, DC, and the board of Gilcrease Museum in Tulsa, OK. Ms. Mayo co-chaired the 2008 National Preservation Conference, and chaired the 2007 and 2008 NTHP/HGTV fundraising galas. She is the co-founder of the Ruth and Allen Mayo NTHP Services Fund Grant.
Vincent L. Michael, PhD of Paolo Alto, CA (2015) is the Executive Director of Global Heritage Fund in Palo Alto, California. He joined Global Heritage Fund as Chief Conservation Officer in 2012, before being elected Executive Director. He holds the John H. Bryan Chair in Historic Preservation at The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, where he was Director of the Historic Preservation program from 1996 to 2010. Vince has worked as a preservation planner and advocate since 1983, assisting with the creation of the nation’s first heritage area and working for Landmarks Illinois, where he now serves on the Board. Other board service includes Chair of the National Council for Preservation Education and President of the Site Council for the Gaylord Building. His writings include a book on Prairie School architect Barry Byrne and he has lectured and led architectural tours throughout North America, Europe and Asia.
F. Joseph Moravec of Bethesda, MD (2015) is Managing Director of Easterly Partners, a privately held real estate investment and asset management firm with offices in Boston, New York and Washington, DC. His 40 year career has been spent as a practitioner, manager and owner of investment properties and commercial real estate services companies. From 2001-2005, he served as U.S. General Services Administration Commissioner of Public Buildings.
Martha Nelson of New York, NY (2016) Former Editor-in-Chief of Time Inc. She was responsible for the editorial content of all 21 of Time Inc.’s U.S. magazines and its wealth of digital products, including tablet offerings, websites, video and mobile. Prior, Ms. Nelson served as Editorial Director overseeing the 17 titles and editors in the company’s Style & Entertainment Group and Lifestyle Group. A 20-year veteran of Time Inc., her earlier positions included: Editor for Style & Entertainment Group; Group Editor for Time Inc.; Editor of the PEOPLE Group and Founding Editor of InStyle. She earned numerous honors during her tenure including being named one of the “World’s Most Powerful Women” by Forbes magazine for three consecutive years.
Clement A. Price of Newark, NJ (2015) is Board of Governors Distinguished Service Professor of History and Director of the Institute on Ethnicity, Culture, and the Modern Experience, Rutgers University, Newark Campus. Dr. Price is the foremost authority on the black New Jersey past by virtue of his Freedom Not Far Distant: A Documentary History of Afro-Americans in New Jersey (1980) and numerous other scholarly works. He has been the recipient of many awards for academic and community service. Dr. Price is a member of the Scholarly Advisory Committee to the National Museum of African American History and Culture, Smithsonian Institution. He was agency lead for the National Endowment for the Humanities on President Obama’s transition team, and currently serves as vice chair of the President’s Advisory Council on Historic Preservation. Along with the late Giles R. Wright, he is the 1981 co-founder and co-organizer of the Marion Thompson Wright Lecture Series, one of the nation’s oldest and most prestigious conferences in observance of Black History Month in New Jersey. He is co-editor with Lonnie Bunch and Spencer Crew of the book, “Slave Culture: A Documentary Collection of the Slave Narratives from the Federal Writer’s Project, 1936-1938,” to be published by Greenwood Press in 2013.
Marita Rivero of Brookline, MA (2015) is Chair of the Board of Trustees of the National Trust for Historic Preservation. Marita is a Senior Advisor, and former Vice President and General Manager for Radio and Television for WGBH, a Boston-based public broadcasting organization. She was a member of the National Trust Advisors program before becoming a Trustee. Ms. Rivero is also on the Board of Directors of the Museum for African American History, National Public Radio, National Black Programming Consortium and Station Resource Group.
Mary M. Thompson of Olympia, WA (2015) manages, along with her husband Dick, Thompson Consulting, which provides services in historic preservation, planning, public policy, and project management. Ms. Thompson was a Statewide Coordinator of the Washington Downtown Revitalization Program, a Program Associate for the National Main Street Center and also served as Washington State Historic Preservation Officer.
Timothy P. Whalen of Los Angeles, CA (2015) is Director of the Getty Conservation Institute (GCI). A part of the Los Angeles based J. Paul Getty Trust, the GCI works internationally to advance and improve the practice of conservation of the cultural heritage. A California native, Whalen holds a B.A. in Art History and an M.A. in Museum Studies / Art History from the University of Southern California. He was awarded a Loeb Fellowship in Advanced Environmental Studies at the Harvard University Graduate School of Design. He served as an Advisor from California to the National Trust for Historic Preservation from 1999 to 2009 and as Advisor Chair during 2007-2009. He is a member of the Board of Studies for the Courtauld Institute of Art Wall Painting Conservation Program and is a member of the U.S. National Commission to UNESCO. He has served as a board member to the California Preservation Foundation.
Kenneth R. Woodcock of Washington, D.C. (2016) is a consultant to the Hale House, a historic site of the Pettaquamscutt Historical Society. He currently serves on the board of the Dunes Club (Narragansett, RI). Mr. Woodcock is President of the Board of the Willow Dell Historical Association in Rhode Island, and a Corporation Member of the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution. He formerly served on the board of the Land Trust Alliance, the Rhode Island chapter of the Nature Conservancy as well as a number of cultural and academic organizations in Washington, DC.