The American Cultural Resources Association is very pleased to announce that Amanda Stratton will be its new, full-time executive director, effective June 11, 2018. Kimberly Redman, President of ACRA, said, “ACRA is thrilled to welcome Amanda Stratton as our full-time executive director. She has valuable experience growing an organization and communicating effectively with a diverse membership base. These skills will be a tremendous asset to ACRA as we promote a thriving cultural resource management industry.”
Ms. Stratton was most recently employed as the Senior Manager in charge of Advocacy and Member Outreach for the American Institute of Architects. She brings an in-depth understanding of how small businesses play an important role in America’s historic preservation efforts.
As Executive Director, Ms. Stratton will execute the association’s strategic plan. Her priorities include improving communications with members and the general public about the value of the cultural resources industry. She will guide the association through development of a credentialing program while growing support through sponsorships and increased memberships. Ms. Stratton said, “I’m excited to join ACRA. I look forward to working with our members to assist and promote CRM businesses across the country.”
Amanda Stratton is ACRA’s first full-time executive director. For the past two years, ACRA has been managed by Cultural Heritage Partners, a law, policy and strategy firm. Cultural Heritage Partners will continue to serve as ACRA’s government relations consultant and lobbyist in Washington.