Kathleen S. Kilpatrick is a nationally recognized and widely respected leader in cultural resource policy, from public history and educational programming to preservation management and development of historic sites. Ms. Kilpatrick is Executive Director of the Capitol Square Preservation Council. Previously, Ms. Kilpatrick was Director of the Virginia Department of Historic Resources and State Historic Preservation Officer through four governors over the 13 years. The CPSC is a legislative branch agency charged with planning and reviewing projects that affect the Virginia State Capitol designed by Thomas Jefferson, its historic artifacts, and other historic buildings on or adjacent to Capitol Square as well as advising on landscape, architectural, and archaeological features at the seat of state government in Richmond. Ms. Kilpatrick is a graduate of Sweet Briar College and is a native Virginian who resides on a family farm in Goochland County.