F. Sheffield Hale Elected to National Trust for Historic Preservation Board of Trustees

F. Sheffield Hale

ATLANTA, Nov. 19, 2010— The National Trust for Historic Preservation and the Georgia Trust for Historic Preservation announced today that F. Sheffield Hale has been elected to serve as a member of the National Trust for Historic Preservation’s Board of Trustees. Mr. Hale is the fifth trustee in 60 years to be elected from Georgia. Others include Marguerite Williams, Lee Adler, Bradley Hale and Mtaminika Youngblood.

Mr. Hale (Atlanta, GA) is the Chief Counsel of the American Cancer Society, Inc. Prior to joining the American Cancer Society in 2002 he was a Partner practicing corporate law in the firm of Kilpatrick Stockton LLP.

Mr. Hale is a Past Chair of the Georgia Trust for Historic Preservation, the Atlanta Historical Society, and the State of Georgia’s Judicial Nominating Commission.  Mr. Hale also serves as Vice Chair of the Arch Foundation for the University of Georgia, Inc., a Trustee of the Robert W. Woodruff Library of Atlanta University Center, a Trustee of Atlanta Landmarks, Inc., and a member of the Board of Central Atlanta Progress, Inc.

About the National Trust for Historic Preservation
The National Trust for Historic Preservation (www.PreservationNation.org) is a non-profit membership organization bringing people together to protect, enhance and enjoy the places that matter to them. By saving the places where great moments from history – and the important moments of everyday life – took place, the National Trust for Historic Preservation helps revitalize neighborhoods and communities, spark economic development and promote environmental sustainability. With headquarters in Washington, DC, eight regional and field offices, 29 historic sites, and partner organizations in 50 states, territories, and the District of Columbia, the National Trust for Historic Preservation provides leadership, education, advocacy and resources to a national network of people, organizations and local communities committed to saving places, connecting us to our history and collectively shaping the future of America’s stories.

About The Georgia Trust
Founded in 1973, the Georgia Trust for Historic Preservation is one of the country’s largest statewide, nonprofit preservation organizations. The Trust is committed to preserving and enhancing Georgia’s communities and their diverse historic resources for the education and enjoyment of all.

The Trust generates community revitalization by finding buyers for endangered properties acquired by its Revolving Fund and raises awareness of other endangered historic resources through an annual listing of Georgia’s “Places in Peril.” The Trust helps revitalize downtowns by providing design and technical assistance in 102 Georgia Main Street cities; trains Georgia’s teachers in 63 Georgia school systems to engage students in discovering state and national history through their local historic resources; and advocates for funding, tax incentives and other laws aiding preservation efforts. To learn more, visit www.georgiatrust.org.

Media Contacts: Traci Clark, 404-885-7802, tclark@georgiatrust.org
Caroline Barker, 202-588-6125, caroline_barker@nthp.org