Bonnie McDonald is the president and CEO of Landmarks Illinois. She aspires to shape preservation into a more relevant and just practice. Her transformative thinking about preservation has led Landmarks Illinois to focus its work on people and their important connection to historic places. She is currently spearheading the organization’s evolution at its 50-year anniversary to enhance its relevance and to create a national model for justice, equity, inclusion and diversity in preservation practice. From 2018-2021, Bonnie served as board chair of the National Preservation Partners Network, the national nonprofit representing preservation organizations, and she is proud to have been awarded the James Marston Fitch Charitable Foundation Mid-Career Fellowship in 2020. Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot appointed Bonnie cochair of the Chicago Monuments Project in 2020 to help lead a truth and racial reckoning process in the city around problematic artworks.