Chaired by the president, the Executive Committee consists of elected officers and other members appointed by the president; APT's administrative director is an ex-officio member of the committee.
The committee meets monthly by teleconference to assess the organization's progress on strategic objectives, review upcoming program plans, and carry out other APT business in between the semi-annual board meetings. Other APT committees report to the Executive Committee on a monthly basis by email or fax.
Dean Koga, President
John Diodati, Vice President
Tom Whitmore, Treasurer
Gretchen Pfaehler, Past President
Catherine (Kitty) Vieth, Vice President
Paul Kuenstner, Executive Director
APT has active chapters in many regions. Chapters play a critical part in carrying out APT's mission to advance the application of technology to the conservation of the built environment. Chapters also provide local preservationists opportunities to interact with other professionals in the field through chapter-sponsored social gatherings, tours, and seminars on topics of regional interest.
The Chapters Committee, which meets bi-monthly via conference calls and at the semi-annual Board meetings, facilitates communications between the chapters and APT. The Committee participates in Membership Committee meetings.
Liaisons from the chapters include: James Reid (Alberta) William Hockey (Atlantic Canada) Donald Ellsmore (Australia), Dana Gould (Central Plains), Dorothy Krotzer (Delaware Valley), Paul Darling (Eastern Great Lakes), Barbara Shideler (Hawaii), Claudia Rodriguez Espinosa (Latin America), Chris Dabek (Northeast), Brian Rich (Northwest), Scott Drake (Ohio Valley), Susan Ross (Ottawa/Outaouais), Émile Gilbert/Myriam St-Denis (Quebec), Chris Haugen (Rocky Mountain), Scott Messer (Southeast), Frances Gale (Texas), Nakita Reed (Washington, D.C.), Kelly Wong (Western), Rachel Will (Western Great Lakes) .
Our primary objectives include the initiation of additional chapters and the creation of stronger student involvement in the chapters.
Natalie Feinberg Lopez, Chapters Committee Co-chair
Barbara Shideler, Chapters Committee Co-chair
Greta Wilhelm, Chapters Committee Co-chair
The APT Conferences Committee is charged with identifying venues and supporting each Local Conference Committee (LCC) for APT's Annual Conference. The APT Conferences Committee typically schedules each Annual Conference three years in advance by identifying a LCC Chair and destination. The city and host venue are selected two years in advance.
The APT Conferences Committee provides general oversight to ensure that each conference maintains a high level of quality while providing an ample supply of local flavor.
The APT Conferences Committee also monitors APT participation in and support of other APT-sponsored conferences that might be scheduled throughout the year.
John Diodati, Co-chair
Lyles McBratney, Co-chair
Lurita McIntosh Blank, Co-chair
Past Local Conference Committee Chairs:
|APT San Antonio 2016||Sue Ann Pemberton|
|APT Kansas City 2015||Lurita McIntosh Blank|
|APT Quebec City 2014||François Dufaux and Émile Gilbert|
|APT New York City 2013||Ed Meade and Mary Jablonski|
|APT Charleston 2012||Craig Bennet and Simeon Warren|
|APT Victoria 2011||Loren Simpson|
|APT Denver 2010||Melanie Short and Natalie Feinberg Lopez|
|APT Los Angeles 2009||John Lesak|
|APT Montréal 2008||Rosanne Dubé|
|APT San Juan 2007||Tobin Tracey and Kent Diebolt|
|APT Atlanta 2006||Brian Scott Robinson|
|APT Halifax 2005||Bill Hockey|
|APT Galveston 2004||David G. Woodcock|
|APT Portland (ME) 2003||Tobin Tracey|
|APT Toronto 2002||Melissa Gordon|
|APT Monterey||David Wessel|
The Development Committee oversees APT’s fundraising efforts to ensure a coordinated and consistent approach. The fundraising efforts are focused on national sponsorships for the annual conference and funding for the student scholarship program.
Art Femenella, Development Committee Chair
Chaired by the secretary/treasurer, the Finance Committee oversees APT's annual budget and reviews conference and training program budget proposals. The Finance Committee also provides oversight for day-to-day fiscal operations and the annual audits and reviews the dues structure.
Tom Whitmore, Finance Committee Chair
The Nominating Committee is appointed by the President after each annual general meeting. The committee is composed of two members from the general APT membership and one member of the Board of Directors, who serves as the chair. The Nominating Committee advises the Board on all matters relating to the composition of the Board and recommends members to serve on the Board as officers. This committee also oversees elections.
Gretchen Pfaehler, Nominating Committee Chair
The Outreach and Partnership Committee looks for initiatives in the preservation crafts, industries, and professions to foster a global preservation community. The current focus of the committee is on Latin America and trade-based preservation/ conservation organizations. The Committee works to build new liaison relationships with other preservation-related organizations, such as the American Institute of Architects Historic Resources Committee; American Institute for Conservation's Architectural Specialty Group; DOCOMOMO's United States Committee; National Center for Preservation Training and Technology; Preservation Trades Network; Restore Media; and US/ICOMOS.
Émile Gilbert, Committee Co-Chair
Derek Trelstad, Committee Co-Chair
The Publications Committee is responsible for overseeing APT's goal of publishing and delivering high-quality publications, including the APT Bulletin, the Communiqué, and the APT Web site. The Publications Committee also oversees APT's publication-related awards.
Catherine (Kitty) Vieth, Publications Committee Co-Chair
Justin Spivey, Committee Co-Chair
APT Bulletin: The Journal of Preservation Technology
The APT Bulletin provides state-of-the-art technical information in the field of historic preservation and showcases articles that address cutting-edge preservation techniques, as well as innovative applications of established restoration technologies. Articles include case studies demonstrating best practices, exemplary craftsmanship, international debates on preservation philosophy, and histories of building materials, technologies, and systems. The APT Bulletin also addresses emerging issues and trends, such as preservation engineering and the integration of sustainability and historic preservation. The APT Bulletin also publishes book reviews. First issued in 1969, the Bulletin is peer-reviewed and produced three times per year.
Diana S. Waite, Editor, APT Bulletin
APT's newsletter, the Communiqué, publishes more time-sensitive material. It offers APT members a point of exchange for preservation information, where they can present their news and awards, share their project experiences with colleagues, post calls for papers, and submit preservation queries to the readership. Employers can recruit potential candidates by advertising positions to APT's network of qualified preservation specialists.
Diana S. Waite, Editor, Communiqué
APT Web site
The APT Web site provides the latest information on upcoming conferences, contact information for all committees and chapters, a full index of the APT Bulletin, and select information available only to members.
Margaret Smith, Social Media Editor
The Publications Committee makes recommendations for APT's publications-related awards. These awards include the Oliver Torrey Fuller Award, the Anne de Fort-Menares Award, Martin E. Weaver Award and the Lee Nelson Book Award.
The Student Scholarships Committee oversees the granting of scholarships to students who have submitted outstanding abstracts for presentation at APT's annual conference.
Sue Anne Pemberton, Student Scholarships & Student Outreach Co-Chair
Oriel Prizeman, Student Scholarships & Student Outreach Co-Chair
Elaine Shapiro, Student Scholarships & Student Outreach Co-Chair
Training Programs for Annual Conference Subcommittee
This subcommittee works with local conference committees and the APT Conference Committee to develop training programs for the annual conferences and with chapters and others to identify, develop, and disseminate high-quality content programs. The subcommittee also investigates alternative delivery systems, cooperates with other groups, and recommends action to Board.
Janet Null, Training and Education Committee Co-Chair
Amy Woods, Training and Education Committee Co-Chair