Preservation Pennsylvania welcomes three new members to its Board of Directors. Their collective expertise will help shape the future of the organization and guide our efforts in planning a sustainable future for the organization, providing meaningful preservation services, building membership, and securing the organization’s financial foundation. They join Jane Sheffield, current Chairperson of the Board, and A. Roy Smith, who have both been involved with Preservation Pennsylvania for many years.
We wish all the best and offer our thanks to Margaret Wallis, who is ending her term as Chairperson. Margaret has been actively involved with Preservation Pennsylvania for many years, serving on the board three different times. Executive Director Mindy Crawford notes, “Margaret has been a wonderful leader, supporter, champion, and cheerleader of Preservation Pennsylvania. Twice she stepped in to take the reins of the Board to lead the organization through a rough patch, most recently in January 2021 as we reorganized and forged ahead. We were so honored to have her experience and dedication as we celebrated our 40th anniversary in 2022. We wish her the very best and offer our sincere thanks.”
PETER P. BRUBAKER
Mr. Brubaker is President of Hammer Creek Enterprises, LLC, a private investment company he founded in 2005. From 1995 until 2005 Mr. Brubaker was President/CEO of Susquehanna Media Co. (Radio Broadcasting, Cable Television and Internet Services). From 1980 until 1995 he was Vice President/Finance and CFO of the Susquehanna Pfaltzgraff Co. Mr. Brubaker previously served as a Director of Snyder’s-Lance Inc. The National Cable & Telecommunications Association, Cable Television Laboratories and the Pennsylvania Cable Network.
His non-profit activities include serving as Chairman of Pennsylvania Partnerships for Children, the York County Economic Development Corp, Martin Library and Historic York Inc. and on the Boards of the York County Library System, the Lancaster Cleft Palate Clinic and the Appell Center for the Performing Arts. From 2014 until 2022 he served on the Board of the WellSpan Health System where he Chaired the Finance and Investment Committee. In 2008 he was appointed by Governor Rendell to Pennsylvania’s Early Learning Investment Commission.
Mr. Brubaker holds a BA in Economics from Wesleyan University and MBA from Harvard Business School.
MICHAEL J. CUDDY, P.E.
Michael J. Cuddy, P.E. is a Principal/Senior Vice President with TranSystems working out of their Philadelphia office. He has been with the firm (or its predecessor Lichtenstein Consulting Engineers, Inc) for over 38 years and is responsible for many of its major bridge design, rehabilitation, and inspection programs; particularly those involving historic bridges and complex structural systems.
Mike’s special areas of expertise are the analysis and sympathetic rehabilitation of metal trusses, concrete arches, and masonry arches. He has been the project manager on such notable rehabilitation projects as the Wheeling Suspension Bridge, the oldest existing suspension bridge with a span greater than 1,000′ and the University Avenue bascule bridge, designed by noted Philadelphia architect Philip Cret. Of the 10 oldest bridges in America as identified by AASHTO, Mike and his staff in Philadelphia have rehabilitated six of them.
A graduate of the University of Pennsylvania, he is a registered professional engineer and is noted for his innovative and practical approach to the evaluation and rehabilitation of historic bridges. He has presented extensively on innovative rehabilitation techniques for historic structures, aesthetic bridge design, designing new bridges in historic districts, and cost estimating for rehabilitation projects.
Kim Hogeman is the Director of Strategic Development for the York County Economic Alliance. This role includes project management for both the York County Industrial Development Authority and the York County Land Bank Authority.
Kim is a graduate of Dover Area High School, Pennsylvania State University, and is a certified Project Management Professional. Detail oriented, Kim continues to work through challenging projects, including the Yorktowne Hotel historic rehabilitation, the Zion Lutheran Church adaptive reuse project, and other strategic initiatives throughout York County.
In their spare time, Kim and her husband Bruce prefer to travel as often as possible. But when home, they can be found in their backyard garden doing garden things, or doing race car things at race car places.
ABOUT PRESERVATION PENNSYLVANIA
Preservation Pennsylvania is the Commonwealth’s only private statewide nonprofit membership organization dedicated to helping people protect and preserve the historic places that matter to them.
Preservation Pennsylvania was established by the Commonwealth’s General Assembly in 1982 as the Preservation Fund of Pennsylvania, a statewide revolving fund to assist in the acquisition and rehabilitation of historic properties. Since then, Preservation Pennsylvania has grown into its role as a private, nonprofit membership organization with a statewide mission to protect and preserve Pennsylvania’s irreplaceable historic places.
We assist individuals, organizations, corporations, and governmental agencies from across the Commonwealth in preservation-related efforts, through a dynamic scope of activities and services. Whether as a leader, partner, or advisor, Preservation Pennsylvania works to secure the future of the past through educational outreach workshops and events, legislative advocacy, advisory and technical assistance in the field, and other special initiatives.