Richard Moe

In 1993, Richard Moe became the seventh president of the National Trust for Historic Preservation bringing with him a lifelong interest in history and a career-long commitment to public service. Prior to 1993, Moe held administrative positions at the city, state, and federal levels as well as practicing law in Washington, D.C. As president of National Trust for Historic Preservation, Moe had led the organization in its mission to save the nation's diverse historic places and create more livable communities for all Americans. Under his direction, the National Trust has greatly strengthened its financial base, reaffirmed its commitment to expanding and diversifying the organized preservation movement, become an outspoken and effective advocate of controlling sprawl and encouraging smart growth, and launched innovative initiatives to demonstrate preservation's effectiveness as a tool for community revitalization.