Renee Kuhlman presently works as Director of Policy Outreach for the National Trust for Historic Preservation. Since 2006, she has been assisting legislators and advocates across the country with the adoption, expansion, and protection of state-level historic rehabilitation tax credit programs. Renee also works on the campaign to protect and expand the federal Historic Tax Credit as well as the effort to put in place dedicated funding for maintaining historic resources in our national parks. Renee has also held two prior positions within the organization including Director of State and Local Policy from 2004-2006 and Education Coordinator for the National Preservation Conference (1997-2004). In her 19 years at the National Trust, Renee has provided advocacy training, written several articles, blogs and briefs on policy issues, and developed close working relationship with preservation advocates across the country.
While serving as Executive Director of the Historic Fredericksburg Foundation (1994-1997), Renee successfully helped defend George Washington’s Boyhood Home from a planned Wal-mart development. Prior to serving as Executive Director, Renee served as events coordinator for the Foundation (1992-1994).
Renee earned an M.S. Degree in Historic Preservation from the University of Vermont in 1992 and a B.A. Degree in History from the College of William and Mary in 1987.