Historic Richmond announces new Executive Director

Cyane Crump

The Board of Trustees of Historic Richmond announced today that it has appointed Cyane B. Crump as the new Executive Director.

Ms. Crump has been serving in the role of Interim Executive Director of Historic Richmond since February 2015. She brings extensive experience in nonprofit governance with community boards, including The YMCA of Greater Richmond, The Richmond Ballet, and Historic Richmond and her service has been recognized with awards such as Style Weekly’s Top Forty under 40.  A Richmond native, Ms. Crump is a former partner in the business practice group of Hunton & Williams LLP. She is a graduate of the University of Virginia and the University of Virginia School of Law, as well as the Leadership Metro Richmond Class of 2005.

“Cyane’s strong management skills, exemplary record of community leadership, and governance experience, coupled with her passion for architecture and history, make her the right person to lead Historic Richmond,” said Andrew Clark, Historic Richmond’s Board President and a shareholder at LeClair Ryan. “I’m confident she will be an effective champion for our work and our organization’s efforts to protect and preserve the city’s historic built environment and spark revitalization through rehabilitation and advocacy.”

“I am excited about the opportunity to lead Historic Richmond,” said Crump. “I look forward to working with the Board, volunteers, staff and the broader community to reassert our historic role as a positive voice. There is so much dynamic activity in Richmond today – we can magnify our effectiveness by proactively engaging and working collaboratively towards solutions to preservation and development issues.”

Ms. Crump was selected for the position by a search committee comprised of Historic Richmond Board members and leaders from the community. A national executive search firm assisted with the process.


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