Ward Miller, Executive Director

Ward Miller has led Preservation Chicago as its Executive Director since 2013. Previously, he was a founding board member and served as Board President of Preservation Chicago. From 2003 to 2011, he was the Executive Director of the Richard Nickel Committee where he co-authored the highly-acclaimed 2010 publication of The Complete Architecture of Adler & Sullivan and prepared the archives of the architectural photographer and preservationist Richard Nickel for the Ryerson and Burnham Library Collections at The Art Institute of Chicago.

Specializing in the restoration, remodeling, and reuse of historic buildings, Miller worked for 20 years as a project architect and project manager at Vinci-Hamp Architects in Chicago (1983-2003).


Adam Natenshon

Director of Operations / Communications

adam@preservationchicago.org O: 773-334-8800


Director of Events

cbond@preservationchicago.org C: 773-456-3224 O: 773-334-8800

Mary Lu Seidel

Director of Community Engagement

mseidel@preservationchicago.org C: 224-622-1375 O: 773-334-8800

Max Chavez

Director of Research & Special Projects

mchavez@preservationchicago.org C: 626-664-0820 O: 773-334-8800

Board of Directors

Brad Suster

Board President

Stuart Berman


Jacob Kaplan

Vice President

Debbie Dodge


Cathie Bond

Board Member

Joyce Jackson

Board Member

Charles Vinz

Board Member

Joanne Yasus

Board Member

Diane Gonzalez

Board Member

Andrea Reed

Board Member

Jack Spicer

Board Member