Mrs. Marion Almy
Founding Principal and President of Archaeological Consultants, Inc., Mrs. Almy's 26 years experience in archaeological and architectural/historical investigations extends throughout Florida. A Registered Professional Archaeologist, Director of the American Cultural Resources Association, past President of the Florida Archaeological Council, she formerly chaired both the Florida National Register Review Board and the Florida Historic Preservation Advisory Council. She is a current Board member of the Florida Trust for Historic Preservation, and earned a Bachelor's degree in Anthropology from Florida State University and a Master's degree in Anthropology with an emphasis in cultural resource management from the University of South Florida.
Dr. Adam J. Hirsch
Dr. Adam Hirsch is a professor at the Florida State University College of Law. A leading authority on wills and trusts, Professor Hirsch teaches Bankruptcy Policy Seminar, Creditor's Rights, Estate Planning, Gratuitous Transfers and American Legal History. He has served as the Roger Traynor Fellow at Hastings College of Law, and he is an Academic Fellow of the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel. In addition to his legal training, Professor Hirsch holds a Ph.D. in History from Yale University, where his doctoral dissertation received the George Washington Egleston Prize for the best dissertation in American history. He expanded this work into a book, The Rise of the Penitentiary: Prisons & Punishment in Early America (Yale University Press, 1992).
Mr. Rick Gonzalez, AIA
West Palm Beach, FL
Rick Gonzalez, AIA, founded REG Architects, Inc., with his father Ricardo in 1988. Rick holds two architectural degrees from the Catholic University of America and has studied design in Guatemala, Costa Rica, and Italy. He was Chairman of the Florida Board of Architecture and Interior Design, and is actively involved with community organizations such as the Florida Trust for Historic Preservation and the Palm Beach County Cultural Council. His association with high-profile projects like Donald Trump's Mar-a-Lago Club, the 1916 Palm Beach County Historic Courthouse, and "The Harriet" at City Place, has led the firm to numerous awards for historic preservation and downtown redevelopment.
Dr. William B. Lees
Dr. William B. Lees is Executive Director of the University of West Florida Florida Public Archaeology Network and President of the Society for Historical Archaeology. He holds the M.A. and Ph.D. from Michigan State University. Dr. Lees has been involved in archaeological research, academic education, and public education for close to 40 years and has worked extensively in the Great Plains and Southeastern United States. His research has included terrestrial and submerged archaeological sites. At the University of West Florida, he oversees a network of eight regional public archaeology centers focused on educating the public about Florida archaeology and providing assistance to local governments interested in protecting and promoting local archaeological heritage. He is currently directing graduate students conducting research on Civil War and Revolutionary War heritage sites, maritime heritage tourism, and shipwreck archaeology. He is past president of the Society of Professional Archaeologists, the Register of Professional Archaeologists, and the Plains Anthropological Society.
Ms. Ellen Uguccioni
Coral Gables, FL
Ms. Uguccioni is a Historic Preservation Planner with the city of Miami. She is an adjunct faculty member at the University of Miami School of Architecture and a member of the Florida National Register Review Board. Ms. Uguccioni is former Director of the City of Coral Gables Historic Preservation Department and author of several books on historic buildings. She earned a Master's degree in Art and Architectural History from the University of Missouri.