Donna Ann Harris is the principal of Heritage Consulting Inc., a Philadelphia-based certified WBE consulting firm that works nationwide providing training, research, coaching and consulting services on historic preservation, audience development, volunteer management, heritage tourism, program planning and organizational development issues for historic sites and other heritage destinations.
Prior to starting her firm nine years ago, Ms. Harris was state coordinator for the Illinois Main Street program. During her tenure, Ms. Harris served 56 Illinois Main Street communities, led a staff of 12 and managed a budget of over a million dollars. Prior to her Main Street career, Ms. Harris spent 15 years as an executive director of three start-up and two mature preservation organizations.
AltaMira Press published her book New Solutions for House Museums: Ensuring the Long-Term Preservation of America’s Historic Houses in 2007. She has published five feature articles in The National Main Street Center’s monthly journal Main Street News, and scholarly articles in the American Association for State and Local History’s History News and the National Trust’s Forum Journal.