New Keynote Speaker Announced


Luncheon Keynote, Thursday, June 7, 2018

David J. Brown
Executive Vice President and Chief Preservation Officer

David J.Brown, with four decades of experience in saving historic places and supporting thriving communities, leads the National Trust’s comprehensive preservation efforts as Executive Vice President and Chief Preservation Officer. He oversees the organization’s National Treasure, Historic Sites, ReUrbanism, and Leadership Advocacy efforts, all with a focus on putting people at the center of preservation. David successfully led the organization’s work on a Vision for Preservation’s Future (2017) and the $135 million Campaign for America’s Historic Places (1999-2003).

Prior to joining the Trust, David served as the founding executive director of the Preservation Alliance of Virginia. The Alliance produced one of the nation’s first studies on preservation’s economic impact, which led to a successful statewide campaign for rehabilitation tax credits. Since 1997, almost $1 billion in credits has led to $3 billion in private investment and the rehabilitation of more than 2,300 buildings in Virginia.

David’s board appointments have included service as chairman of the Governor’s Commission to Study Historic Preservation in Virginia, and trustee of The Corporation for Jefferson’s Poplar Forest, the International National Trusts Organisation, the National Main Street Center, and Filoli.

*You may hear Mr. Brown’s presentation on Thursday if you are registered for one of the following packages: Full Conference, Thursday Only, or Student.