The ACHP's 24 statutorily designated members, including the chairman who heads the agency, address policy issues, direct program initiatives, and make recommendations regarding historic preservation to the President, Congress, and heads of other federal agencies. Members meet several times per year to conduct business. ACHP members are from various federal agencies, local and state government, the public, and historic preservation organizations. 

Council Members

Four members of the general public and four historic preservation experts are appointed by the President, including the chairman and vice chairman.

In June 2010, Milford Wayne Donaldson, FAIA, LEED AP was appointed by President Barack Obama as Chairman of the Advisory Council on Historic Preservation. Donaldson most recently served as the State Historic Preservation Officer (SHPO) for the state of California from 2004 through 2012. The SHPO serves as Chief Administrative Officer of the Office of Historic Preservation in Sacramento and as Executive Secretary of the State Historical Resources Commission.
Chairman
Term of Office:
2013-2017
Sacramento, California
General Public
In June 2010, Milford Wayne Donaldson, FAIA, LEED AP was appointed by President Barack Obama as Chairman of the Advisory Council on Historic Preservation. Donaldson most recently served as the State Historic Preservation Officer (SHPO) for the state of California from 2004 through 2012. The SHPO serves as Chief Administrative Officer of the Office of Historic Preservation in Sacramento and as Executive Secretary of the State Historical Resources Commission.
Leonard Forsman has served as Tribal Chairman of the Suquamish Tribe since 2005. His passions include tribal education, cultural preservation, gaming policy, and habitat protection. He has served on Tribal Council for a total of 22 years and formerly was the director of the Suquamish Museum.
Vice Chairman
Term of Office:
2016-2020
Suquamish, Washington
General Public
Leonard Forsman has served as Tribal Chairman of the Suquamish Tribe since 2005. His passions include tribal education, cultural preservation, gaming policy, and habitat protection. He has served on Tribal Council for a total of 22 years and formerly was the director of the Suquamish Museum.
Terry Guen is president and principal of Terry Guen Design Associates, Chicago, Illinois. For more than 30 years she has been an innovator of urban and ecological, highly aesthetic, designed public landscapes.
Term of Office:
2015-2019
Chicago, Illinois
Expert
Terry Guen is president and principal of Terry Guen Design Associates, Chicago, Illinois. For more than 30 years she has been an innovator of urban and ecological, highly aesthetic, designed public landscapes.

Luis G. Hoyos RA is an architect and Professor of Architecture at the California State Polytechnic University in Pomona, where he teaches historic preservation and urban design. He serves on the Board of the National Trust for Historic Preservation and as a member of the Landmarks Committee of the National Park System Advisory Board. He is national co-chair for the NPS American Latino Scholars Experts Panel, and co-editor of American Latinos and the Making of the United States: A Theme Study (2013).

Term of Office:
2016-2020
Los Angeles County, California
Expert

Luis G. Hoyos RA is an architect and Professor of Architecture at the California State Polytechnic University in Pomona, where he teaches historic preservation and urban design. He serves on the Board of the National Trust for Historic Preservation and as a member of the Landmarks Committee of the National Park System Advisory Board. He is national co-chair for the NPS American Latino Scholars Experts Panel, and co-editor of American Latinos and the Making of the United States: A Theme Study (2013).

Dorothy Lippert is currently a Case Officer in the Repatriation Office of the National Museum of Natural History at the Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C. In her current position, she responds to repatriation requests from Indian tribes for human remains and sacred material. Following graduate school, she worked as the Education Coordinator for the John P. McGovern Hall of the Americas at the Houston Museum of Natural Science.

Term of Office:
2015-2019
Washington, DC
Expert

Dorothy Lippert is currently a Case Officer in the Repatriation Office of the National Museum of Natural History at the Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C. In her current position, she responds to repatriation requests from Indian tribes for human remains and sacred material. Following graduate school, she worked as the Education Coordinator for the John P. McGovern Hall of the Americas at the Houston Museum of Natural Science.

Robert Stanton was unanimously confirmed by the U.S. Senate as the 15th director of the National Park Service (NPS) in 1997 and served until the end of the Clinton Administration. He most recently served as Senior Advisor to the Secretary of the Interior. Since beginning his career in 1962 as a park ranger at Grand Teton National Park in Wyoming, he has dedicated his life work to improving the preservation and management of the nation’s rich and diverse natural and cultural resources.

Term of Office:
2014-2018
Fairfax Station, Virginia
Expert

Robert Stanton was unanimously confirmed by the U.S. Senate as the 15th director of the National Park Service (NPS) in 1997 and served until the end of the Clinton Administration. He most recently served as Senior Advisor to the Secretary of the Interior. Since beginning his career in 1962 as a park ranger at Grand Teton National Park in Wyoming, he has dedicated his life work to improving the preservation and management of the nation’s rich and diverse natural and cultural resources.

Jordan E. Tannenbaum, an ACHP staff member from 1972-82, has been Chief Development Officer of the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum since 2004. He is responsible for overseeing all of the museum's fundraising activities, including the annual fund, membership, planned giving, and corporate and foundation relations. From 1999-2004, Tannenbaum was Vice President for Development for Hillel: The Foundation for Jewish Campus Life in Washington, D.C.

Term of Office:
2016-2017
Fairfax, Virginia
General Public

Jordan E. Tannenbaum, an ACHP staff member from 1972-82, has been Chief Development Officer of the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum since 2004. He is responsible for overseeing all of the museum's fundraising activities, including the annual fund, membership, planned giving, and corporate and foundation relations. From 1999-2004, Tannenbaum was Vice President for Development for Hillel: The Foundation for Jewish Campus Life in Washington, D.C.

Bradford J. White is the Associate Director of the Alphawood Foundation, a Chicago-based private foundation working for a vibrant, resilient and creative arts sector; a safe, just and equitable society, and healthy and sustainable communities. He is the former Senior Vice President of Acquisitions and Development at The Habitat Company LLC. Prior to joining Habitat, Brad was Vice President of Related Midwest LLC, where he was responsible for the acquisition, financing and development of affordable and market-rate housing.

Term of Office:
2014-2018
Evanston, Illinois
General Public

Bradford J. White is the Associate Director of the Alphawood Foundation, a Chicago-based private foundation working for a vibrant, resilient and creative arts sector; a safe, just and equitable society, and healthy and sustainable communities. He is the former Senior Vice President of Acquisitions and Development at The Habitat Company LLC. Prior to joining Habitat, Brad was Vice President of Related Midwest LLC, where he was responsible for the acquisition, financing and development of affordable and market-rate housing.

A member of an Indian tribe or Native Hawaiian organization, a governor, and a mayor are appointed by the President.

Reno Keoni Franklin is Tribal Chairman of the Kashia Band of Pomo Indians, a position he has held since 2013, and Vice Chairman of the Sonoma County Indian Health Project, a position he has held since 2002. Franklin previously served as Vice Chairman of the Kashia Band of Pomo Indians from 2010 to 2012.
Native American Member
Term of Office:
2016-2020
Santa Rosa, California
Reno Keoni Franklin is Tribal Chairman of the Kashia Band of Pomo Indians, a position he has held since 2013, and Vice Chairman of the Sonoma County Indian Health Project, a position he has held since 2002. Franklin previously served as Vice Chairman of the Kashia Band of Pomo Indians from 2010 to 2012.
Vacant
Governor
Vacant
Mayor

Two federal agency heads and the Architect of the Capitol are permanent members of ACHP.

Hon. Sonny Perdue
Secretary of Agriculture
Hon. Ryan Zinke
Secretary of the Interior
Hon. Stephen T. Ayers
FAIA, LEED AP
Architect of the Capitol

Seven federal agency heads are designated by the President to terms on ACHP.

Hon. Emily (Webster) Murphy
Administrator, General Services Administration
Hon. James Mattis
Secretary of Defense
Hon. Elaine Chao
Secretary of Transportation
Hon. Kirstjen M. Nielsen
Secretary, Department of Homeland Security
Hon. Benjamin S. Carson, MD
Secretary, Department of Housing and Urban Development
Hon. Elisabeth DeVos
Secretary, Department of Education
Hon. Robert Wilkie
Secretary, Department of Veterans Affairs

Ex-officio representatives of national preservation organizations round out ACHP's membership.

Mark Wolfe
President, National Conference of State Historic Preservation Officers
Designee
Erik Hein
Executive Director, National Conference of State Historic Preservation Officers
Shasta Gaughen
Board Chairman, National Association of Tribal Historic Preservation Officers
Designee
D. Bambi Kraus
President, National Association of Tribal Historic Preservation Officers
Timothy P. Whalen
Chair of the National Trust for Historic Preservation
Designee
Stephanie Meeks
President, National Trust for Historic Preservation

ACHP Observers

Designated observers may actively participate in certain activities of the membership, but may not make or second any motion and may not vote.

Hon. James Richard Perry
Secretary, Department of Energy
Andrew Wheeler
Acting Administrator, Environmental Protection Agency
Mary Neumayr
Acting Chair, Council on Environmental Quality
Patricia Blick
Chair, National Alliance of Preservation Commissions
Katherine Slick
ACHP Foundation
Joseph P. Riley Jr.
Former Mayor of Charleston, SC