Board of Trustees
Victor Ashe (Knoxville, TN) 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 was executive director of the Americans Outdoors Commission from 1985 to 1987.
Leslie Greene Bowman (Charlottesville, VA) 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. Since 1993 she has served by presidential appointment on the Committee for the Preservation of the White House.
Carolyn Schwenker Brody (New York, NY) is Chair of the Board of Trustees of the National Trust for Historic Preservation. Ms. Brody is the immediate past chair of the National Building Museum. A former investment banker and city planner, she served on the Commission of Fine Arts from 1994 to 2002. She currently serves on the board of Kenyon College and the Chairman’s Council of Conservation International.
Mrs. Laura W. Bush (Dallas, TX) 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 E. Chapman (Brooklyn, NY) is Senior Vice President, Global Real Estate and Workplace Enablement for American Express. Ms. Chapman is responsible for global real estate operations supporting the American Express portfolio of over 65,000 employees in 41 countries. Her volunteer work includes serving on the boards of the Executive Leadership Foundation, Leadership Education and Development (LEAD) and the NYU Schack Institute of Real Estate Advisory Board. She is an advisor to several organizations including The Brotherhood Sistersol and the Global Syndicate. Ms. Chapman 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.
Lawrence H. Curtis (Boxford, MA) 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 (Newcastle, WA) 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).
Jack Davis (New Orleans and Chicago) is a former newspaper reporter, editor and publisher in New Orleans, Chicago, Virginia and Connecticut. He works as a volunteer on projects to enhance the urban landscape of New Orleans, including the long-term recovery of the city from Hurricane Katrina. He is a member of the board of the Congress for the New Urbanism and president of Smart Growth for Louisiana.
Christopher J. Elliman (New York, NY) 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 (South Beach & Vero Beach, FL) 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.
Paul Goldberger (New York, NY), a Pulitzer Prize-winning author, critic and educator, is a contributing editor covering architecture and design for Vanity Fair. He served as Architecture Critic for The New Yorker from 1997-2012, and holds the Joseph Urban Chair in Design and Architecture at The New School in New York City.
Joe Grills (Rapidan, VA) is the past Chairman of the Montpelier Foundation which manages the Presidential Home of James and Dolley Madison, a National Trust Historic Site. He serves on the Boards of Woodberry Forest School and Kimco Realty, and is a member of a number of investment organizations.
F. Sheffield Hale (Atlanta, GA) 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.
Irvin M. Henderson (Henderson, NC) is the principal of Henderson & Company, a consulting firm and development company with particular expertise in the areas of community development, commercial, residential and enterprise development. He is the former President and CEO of Henderson Financial Services and the former CEO of Gateway Community Development. Irvin is Chair of the National Trust Community Investment Corporation, a Trustee of the CRA Fund, Past Chair and current Executive Committee Member of the National Community Reinvestment Coalition, Chair of the Capital Markets Collaborative Council and the Founding President of the Community Reinvestment Association of North Carolina.
Jorge L. Hernandez (Coral Gables, FL) 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. Presently he is on the Board of the Historic St. Augustine Direct Support Organization and is an Advisor to Dade Heritage Trust. 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.
Marilynn Wood Hill (Bronxville, NY) 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.
Diane Keaton (Beverly Hills, CA) is an actress, director, producer and author. She is the Los Angeles Conservancy's Vice-President of Education and Community Relations.
Elizabeth Kennan, Ph.D. (Danville, KY) is a partner in Cambus-Kenneth Bloodstock, LLC (cattle and thoroughbred horses). She is President Emeritus of Mount Holyoke College.
Nancy Killefer (Washington, DC) is a senior Director at the Washington, DC Office of McKinsey & Company, Inc. and a leader of their Global Public Sector Practice.
Fernando Lloveras-San Miguel, Esq. (San Juan, Puerto Rico) 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.
Marcia V. Mayo (Washington, DC) is the Director of Publications and Special Projects for the U.S. Department of State’s ART in Embassies Program, and has curated thematic exhibitions of American art for U.S. embassy residences worldwide. A former director of Sotheby’s Mid Atlantic Office, she is a member of the Department’s Cultural Resources Committee, which selects U.S. embassy properties for inclusion on the Secretary of State's Register of Culturally Significant Property. Originally from Tulsa, Ms. Mayo co-founded the Ruth and Allen Mayo Fund for Historic Preservation in Oklahoma.
Vincent L. Michael, PhD (Los Gatos, CA) is the Chief Conservation Officer for the Global Heritage Fund in Palo Alto, California. 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 (Washington, DC) 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.
Martin L. J. Newman (Tulsa, OK) is a realtor. He served on the National Trust Board of Advisors for nine years and was Co-Chair of the 2008 National Preservation Conference held in Tulsa, OK. He is currently on The Advisory Board of Historic Hotels of America.
Clement Alexander Priceis 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 (Brookline, MA) is Vice President and General Manager of Radio and Television for WGBH, a Boston-based public broadcasting organization. She has served on the National Trust Board of Advisors for the past 7 years. Ms. Rivero is also on the Board of Directors of the Museum for African American History and National Public Radio.
Charles Morgan Royce (Riverside, CT) 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.
Jeffrey H. Schutz (Clyde Park, MT) is currently a managing director of Centennial Ventures, a Denver-based venture capital firm with approximately $750 million of assets under management. Since joining the firm in 1987, he has been directly involved with financing more than one hundred investments and helping entrepreneurs build valuable sustainable businesses. He has served on the Boards of numerous private and public companies. Presently, he is on the Boards of Centennial Ventures, CenterStone Technologies, Inc., Accellos, Inc., Sonic Corp. and the South Carolina Coastal Conservation League. When not in Charleston, he and his wife, Charlotte Caldwell can be found in Clyde Park, Montana, raising beef cattle and growing hay. Mr. Schutz received a BA in Economics from Middlebury College and an MBA degree from the Darden School at the University of Virginia.
Barbara G. Sidway (Baker City, OR and Palm Beach, FL) is a private developer who restores and manages historic properties in partnership with her husband Dwight. Award-winning projects include the Geiser Grand Hotel, The Oddfellows Building, the Biltmore Hotel, Venetian Pool, and the Freedom Tower.
Mary M. Thompson (Olympia, WA) 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 (Los Angeles, CA) 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 (Washington, DC and Matunuck, RI) is a consultant to the Hale House, an 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.
Edward Passarelli (Represents Eric Holder, Attorney General) is the Assistant Chief of the Natural Resources Section of the Environment & Natural Resources Division of the U.S. Department of Justice.
Earl A. Powell, III (Landover, MD) is the Director of the National Gallery of Art.
Stephanie Toothman, Ph.D. (Represents Kenneth Salazar, Secretary of the Interior) is Associate Director for Cultural Resources, National Park Service.
Monica D. Miller (Charleston, WV) is the chair of the National Trust Board of Advisors.
Mark McDonald(Atlanta, GA) represents statewide & local preservation organizations in the National Trust’s Statewide & Local Partners Program on the Board of Trustees. Mr. McDonald is the President and CEO of the Georgia Trust for Historic Preservation.
Nancy Bliss (Bethesda, MD) is the chair of the National Trust Historic Sites Councils & Boards.