Tennessee Historical Commission Names New Executive Director

Sunday, March 11, 2007 | 07:00pm

Nashville, Tenn. – E. Patrick McIntyre, Jr. has been named Executive Director of the Tennessee Historical Commission, Board Chairman Norm Hill announced today.

“Patrick McIntyre has the right kind of experience that is important for this organization’s success and the type of vision for the Historical Commission’s ongoing role in preserving Tennessee’s history that we had hoped to bring to this position,” said Hill.

McIntyre was previously executive director of the Tennessee Preservation Trust where he led the advocacy group’s growth in membership from 300 to more than 500 members, created an effective annual fund raising campaign and established a statewide preservation awards program. He also served previously with the Alabama Historical Commission as endangered properties coordinator.

“Patrick McIntyre has demonstrated a passion for the work of historical preservation, and I believe he’ll make an excellent leader for the Tennessee Historical Commission,” said Commissioner of Environment and Conservation Jim Fyke.

The Tennessee Historical Commission, which is attached administratively to the Department of Environment and Conservation, identifies and administers state historic sites, encourages the diverse study of Tennessee’s history, makes nominations to the National Register of Historic Places, and awards federally funded grants for historic preservation projects in Tennessee. The Tennessee Historical Commission also assists local communities that have established or wish to establish local historic preservation programs.

McIntyre serves on the boards of Preservation Action, the Belmont Mansion Association and Tennessee Conservation Voters. He holds a Bachelor of Arts in Anthropology from the University of Alabama and a Master of Arts in Southern Studies from the University of Mississippi. In 2003, he received the Preservation Award from the Cumberland Tower Homesteads Museum Association for his work in Cumberland County.

For more information about the Tennessee Historical Commission, please visit www.tdec.net/hist.

For more information contact:

Dana Coleman
Office (615) 253-1916

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