Kathryn Leonard

Appointed in September 2016, Kathryn Leonard is Arizona’s State Historic Preservation Officer.  Kathryn is a professional archaeologist and historian who has worked in both the public and private sectors to provide expertise in National Register of Historic Places eligibility, Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act compliance, and tribal government to government consultation.  As a consultant and certified Project Management Professional, Kathryn has assisted federal and state agencies, municipalities and tribes, as well utility and mining companies and developers with planning and consultation for complex multijurisdictional projects. In her role as Arizona’s SHPO, Kathryn seeks to promote historic preservation as a tool for economic development in both rural and urban areas and collaborates with a wide range of stakeholders to ensure that cultural resources are addressed during short and long-range planning activities.