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Lauren Oswalt McHale

President & CEO

Lauren was appointed President of the Trust in 2017, after serving as Executive Director and Director of Preservation. In 2012, she initiated the Trust’s Historic Properties Redevelopment Program. Lauren has a B.A. in Art History and Historic Preservation & Community Planning from the College of Charleston and a M.S. in Historic Preservation from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. She serves as Chair of the Preservation Action Foundation Board, ACE DC Mentor Program board member and past President of the Latrobe Chapter of the Society of Architectural Historians. She is also a citizen member of the Planning, Zoning and Economic Development Committee of Washington's Advisory Neighborhood Commission 6C.

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Katie Williams

Operations & Communications Manager

Katie brings several years of strategic communications and project management experience to her role as Operations and Communications Manager for the Trust. Prior to joining the Trust, Katie worked as a Senior Account Executive at a strategic communications agency in Washington, D.C., supporting the agency’s large public-sector and trade association clients with content development, writing, website management, email marketing, and stakeholder outreach. Katie previously interned at the D.C. Preservation League and currently volunteers at the Heurich House Museum. She holds a B.A. in History from Bates College. 

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