Introducing our NEW Executive Director

The North Carolina Preservation Consortium is pleased to announce the appointment of Ellie East as our new Executive Director. Ms. East is a seasoned professional with over a decade of experience in the non-profit and museum sector. She has a strong focus on long-term planning strategies and accessibility, and her true passion is community outreach and engagement. Her work history has involved cultivating public programs, caring for and storing artifacts, and managing special event operations. She holds an MFA in Fine Art and Museum Studies from Ohio University and a Bachelor of Science in Art from the University of Wisconsin, La Crosse.

In her free time, she enjoys visiting historically significant sites, studying archival materials, and volunteering within her community. Her love for history and culture also takes her to old cemeteries, where she can often be found taking rubbings from gravestones.

NCPC is absolutely thrilled to bring her onboard as the new Executive Director. Welcome, Ellie!

NCPC Seeks Executive Director

The Board of Directors of the North Carolina Preservation Consortium is seeking qualified applicants for its Executive Director position. We are looking for applicants who are committed to preserving the cultural heritage of North Carolina, and who enjoy working collaboratively with colleagues across the state.

The Executive Director is a critical part of the ongoing success of NCPC. The duties of the Executive Director are outlined in the NCPC Bylaws, as well as in the job description. Responsibilities include organizational support, communications, financial management, outreach and promotion, and specific committee assignments. This position reports to the Board of Directors, and receives a stipend that is approved by the Board of Directors each fiscal year. A stipend of $1,500 has been approved for the 2022-23 fiscal year and will be prorated based on start date.

Interviews will begin in mid-November 2022. Please submit your application material as soon as possible.

Interested candidates should send a resume, cover letter, and references via email to:

Arleen Fields, NCPC President

Application Deadline: November 16, 2022 at 11:59 PM.

Introducing our NEW Executive Director

The North Carolina Preservation Consortium is pleased to announce the appointment of Dana Corson as our new Executive Director.  Ms. Corson currently serves as the Preservation Planner for the City of Wilson, North Carolina.  Previous to her joining the City of Wilson, she was Preservation Manager for Historic New England in Boston, Massachusetts and served as Historic Preservation Planner for the City of Newport, Rhode Island.  She holds a Bachelor of Science in Historic Preservation from Roger Williams University and a Master of Fine Arts in Historic Preservation from the Savannah College of Art and Design.  Ms. Corson has over 15 years of experience in historic preservation, planning and zoning, and project management and we are very excited for her to bring her knowledge and understanding to our organization.  Outside of work she enjoys experimenting in the kitchen, working on her golf game, and collecting fabric for her various clothing and quilting projects.

If you haven’t had the chance to meet Dana yet, we hope you’ll reach out to get to know her soon.

Welcome, Dana!