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Brian R. Turner

President & CEO

As President & CEO, Turner serves as the principal leader, advocate, and fund-raiser for the Preservation Society, with overall responsibility for all of its activities, including advocacy and education, advancement, communications, retail, finance, and general operations. As a licensed attorney, he has a particular strength in public policy and land use laws that are designed to enhance stewardship of our cultural and natural heritage. Prior to joining the PSC in January 2020, Turner worked for 12 years with the National Trust for Historic Preservation in its west coast office, gaining wide exposure to preservation law and municipal government process and procedure. He has lectured and published widely on topics related to federal, state and local preservation law and public lands policy. Turner holds a B.A. in History from Grinnell College and J.D. from Vermont Law School.