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Lisa DiChiera


Lisa DiChiera has been director of advocacy for Landmarks Illinois since 2003. She was the director of Chicago programs from 1994-1997. Lisa is on the frontline of all calls for assistance on preservation issues from the public and manages major advocacy initiatives in the Chicagoland area. Lisa oversees the Most Endangered Historic Places in Illinois program and the “Women Who Built Illinois” survey. She worked previously for Hines Interests in Detroit and the National Trust for Historic Preservation. She serves on the Board of Glessner House, the Board of Trustees for Michigan Opera Theatre, and the Advocacy Committee of the Frank Lloyd Wright Building Conservancy. She served on the Land Use & Housing Committee of Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning (CMAP) from 2008-2021. She has been twice included in the Newcity “Design 50” list of the 50 people shaping Chicago design. Lisa received her B.A. in art and architectural history from UCLA and an M.S. in historic preservation from the University of Pennsylvania.