NAOP Staff

Katherine Adams

Executive Director
At the National Trust for Historic Preservation from 1983 to 2011, Ms. Adams directed work of the Center for Preservation Leadership, a resource center designed to strengthen and support the national network of preservation leaders, for more than a decade.  This work included oversight of the National Preservation Conference, Preservation Leadership Training, Better Boards, the National Trust Forum professional and organizational membership program, Preservation Books, the Forum Online information service, National Trust Preservation Fund grant programs and the National Preservation Awards.  From 2009 to 2011, she was the Senior Director for Partner Relations at the Trust’s Heritage Travel subsidiary.  Most recently she served as the first Development Manager on the staff of the Washington Architectural Foundation, the nonprofit arm of the DC chapter of the American Institute of Architects.  She has taught courses in nonprofit development in the Goucher College graduate program in historic preservation.  She currently serves on the boards of the National Alliance of Preservation Commissions and the American Friends of the Chateau de Compiegne and was previously a member of the board of the Frank Lloyd Wright Building Conservancy. Adams received a B.A. in English from Denison University in Granville, Ohio, and studied public administration and nonprofit management at The American University and George Washington University in Washington, D.C.


David Glickstein

Associate Director
Originally from Orlando, Florida, David graduated from Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia, with a B.A. in History and Political Science. He joined NAOP in March 2013 as Office and Membership Coordinator. Prior to that, he worked for CQ Roll Call (owned by the Economist Group) as Director of Circulation. There he oversaw subscriptions, printing, and distribution for three news publications, including Roll Call, the newspaper of record on Capitol Hill, and coordinated many long-term projects for the organization, including merging the databases of three companies acquired during his tenure there with Roll Call's database. Prior to working for CQ Roll Call, he held internships with Senator Ron Wyden of Oregon, as well as with CNN.

David is an avid news junkie, and enjoys reading in the park on weekends. He has visited numerous Olmsted firm-designed spaces, including Central Park, the Biltmore Estate, the Capitol and White House grounds, the National Cathedral grounds, Roosevelt Island, Rock Creek Park, the National Zoo, Druid Hills, Piedmont Park, and Olmsted Linear Park.