Patrice Frey, a national leader in sustainable communities and preservation, has been named the first President and CEO of the National Main Street Center, Inc.  Ms. Frey, who currently heads the National Trust’s Sustainable Communities priority, will lead the newly formed subsidiary of the National Trust for Historic Preservation. The National Main Street Center, Inc. is an extension of the 33-year old Main Street program of the National Trust, which uses historic preservation as a tool for economic development in downtown and neighborhood commercial districts. CMSC is a member of the National Main Street Center, utilizing their proven Four-Step Approach to downtown management.

Ms. Frey is a graduate of Scripps College and the University of Pennsylvania, where she received a Masters degree in historic preservation with a concentration in Real Estate Design and Development at the Wharton Business School.  She has been active in the field of preservation, community development and sustainability for almost 15 years. In her most recent position, she provides thought leadership in the sustainable communities field and has served as lead author on a number of papers and studies, including The Greenest Building: Quantifying the Environmental Value of Building Reuse.

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