Brown-McCreery named IHPA director
The Illinois Historic Preservation Agency (IHPA) announced recently that it has selected Heidi Brown-McCreery as its director.
Brown-McCreery has 15 years of experience in sales, executive service and other areas. She most recently served as the chief of staff with the state’s Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity (DCOE).
“The Illinois Historic Preservation Agency will benefit tremendously from Heidi Brown-McCreery’s years in the private sector, particularly her experience encouraging and developing new ideas,” James Bruner, chairman of the IHPA Board of Trustees, said. “Combine that with her detail-oriented leadership at the Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity and you have someone who can guide this agency into the future.”
With the DCOE, she was tasked with the oversight of outreach activity toward groups with focuses in technological and economic development. Prior to this role, she worked with State Farm in its corporate headquarters as an ideation manager within its Innovation Team.
“Being chosen to lead the Illinois Historic Preservation is a tremendous honor,” Brown-McCreery said. “This state has an incredible legacy that contributes to education, culture and the economy. I look forward to helping preserve that legacy for the benefit of all Illinoisans.”
She holds a bachelor’s degree in communication from Illinois State University.