Stephanie Meeks has been the president and chief executive officer of the National Trust for Historic Preservation since July 2010. Before joining the National Trust, she served in several senior executive positions, including chief operating officer as well as acting president and Chief executive officer, during her 17-year career with The Nature Conservancy. Kevin C. Murphy is the speechwriter at the National Trust for Historic Preservation. For nearly two decades, he has worked behind the scenes as a speechwriter, ghostwriter, researcher, editor, and advisor.
"Stephanie Meeks explains how historic preservation is one of the most exciting aspects of revitalizing both large and small communities. Understanding, protecting, and enhancing our heritage makes these communities come alive. Ms. Meeks provides a guide to help enrich any community."--Congressman Earl Blumenauer "Co-Chair of the Congressional Historic Preservation Caucus "