David L. S. Brook holds a J.D. degree from the Ohio State University College of Law and an M.A. in history from North Carolina State University. He served as SHPO of Ohio, Assistant Regional Director for Cultural Programs of the U.S. Department of the Interior, and Executive Director of the Louisville—Jefferson County, Kentucky, Preservation Alliance. Presently he is the Deputy SHPO for North Carolina and administers the state's historic preservation program. In 1989 he won North Carolina's top award for professional achievement in historic preservation.
Lina Cofresi is an independent scholar. Her M.A. and Ph.D. degrees are from Vanderbilt University, and she is a graduate of the landscape architecture and historic preservation program at the University of Georgia. An active preservationist, she served as Chair of the Franklin County, North Carolina, Historic Properties Commission. She has written extensively on historic landscapes and gardens of the coastal South, as well as on Savannah's historic squares, and is a contributor to the NPS series, Pioneers ofAmerican Landscape Design.
Alan Downer received his Ph.D. in applied anthropology from the University of Missouri—Columbia and has directed the Navajo Nation Historic Preservation Department for the past twelve years. Before assuming leadership of the Navajo preservation program, he was the Senior Archaeologist in the Western Division of Project Review for the ACHP. He was a founding member of Keepers of the Treasures, Inc., and presently serves as General Chairman of the National Association of Tribal Historic Preservation Officers.
John M. Fowler is a graduate of Princeton University and Yale Law School and has served in numerous capacities at the ACHP, where he has been Executive Director since 1997. He has been the Chair of US/ICOMOS and served on the board of trustees of the National Center for Preservation Law. He has lectured on preservation law at American University, Columbia, Harvard, Yale, and the University of Pennsylvania. He is the author of numerous articles on historic preservation law and environmental protection.
J. Myrick Howard has been President of Preservation North Carolina, one of the nation's largest and most prestigious preservation revolving funds, since 1978. A native of Durham, North Carolina, he attended Brown University and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where he received graduate degrees in law and regional planning. He is a member of the North Carolina bar. In 1983 he received North Carolina's highest award for professional practitioners in historic preservation. He