Aimee Jorjani, Task Force Chairman, earned Senate confirmation in June 2019 as the first full-time chairman of the Advisory Council on Historic Preservation. She has nearly 20 years of experience in the fields of government and cultural resources from a variety of perspectives including both executive and legislative branches, as well as the non-profit sector. Read more >
Moss Rudley, Task Force Vice Chairman, is Superintendent of the National Park Service Historic Preservation Training Center (HPTC). The center provides preservation services for national parks and training in traditional trades, including through the National Park Service’s Traditional Trades Apprenticeship Program (TTAP). Read more >
Nicholas Redding, Task Force Vice Chairman, is Executive Director of Preservation Maryland, the largest preservation non-profit in Maryland. In 2019, Preservation Maryland launched the Campaign for Historic Trades in partnership with the HPTC. Read more >
Casey K. Sacks, PhD, is the Deputy Assistant Secretary for Community Colleges at the U.S. Department of Education. She provides leadership for initiatives supporting career and technical education, adult education, correctional and re-entry education, and community colleges. She represents the Department of Education on the ACHP. Read more >
Ryan Hambleton is the Deputy Assistant Secretary for Fish, Wildlife and Parks at the Department of the Interior. He has direct responsibility for programs and departments associated with the management and conservation of cultural and natural resources. He represents the Department of the Interior on the ACHP.
Katherine Wonson is Director of the National Park Service’s Western Center for Historic Preservation, an education and resource center dedicated to the preservation and maintenance of cultural resources in Western national parks. The Center works to perpetuate traditional building knowledge and skills. Read more >
Rick Gonzalez, AIA, is the President and Co-Founder of REG Architects, Inc. in West Palm Beach, Florida. The firm includes historic preservation among its specialties, and he is active in state and local preservation organizations. He was recently sworn in as an expert member of the ACHP. Read more >
James A. Turner is the owner of Turner Restoration in Detroit, Michigan, a company specializing in the repair and restoration of historic windows. He has promoted historic trades training with many organizations, including the Preservation Trades Network, National Trust for Historic Preservation, and Samuel Plato Academy. Read more >
Simeon A. Warren is Chief of Architecture and Engineering at the National Center for Preservation Technology and Training. A trained stone carver and former dean of the American College of the Building Arts, he has more than 20 years of experience in developing academic programs for trades training. Read more >
Benjamin R. Curran is the Department Head of Savannah Technical College’s Historic Preservation and Restoration Program and the director of the college’s Center for Traditional Craft. He has been involved in the building trades since 1996 and has extensive experience in the preservation of numerous historic structures. Read more >
Milan Jordan is director of the HOPE Crew at the National Trust for Historic Preservation. HOPE Crew is bringing Hands-On Preservation Experience to the next wave of preservation tradespeople. Previously, she was Director of Workforce and Emerging Professionals at the American Institute of Architects. Read more >
Brian Lusher is the Historic Preservation Officer for the National Endowment for the Arts. He currently is involved in development of a preservation trades apprenticeship program in Puerto Rico. His previous work in the preservation field includes positions at the ACHP and the Department of the Navy.