Franklin Vagnone serves as Executive Director of the Historic House Trust of New York City and has over 20 years of collaborative leadership in non-profit management, financial oversight, fundraising, strategic planning, Board relationships and award-winning cultural program development. His work experience includes a wide spectrum of organizations ranging from private ownership to complex government/private multiple-agreement stakeholders. He has consulted, lectured, and taught nationally for an extensive list of historic sites, museums, historic houses, community-based historic societies, and membership organizations. Seen as a national thought leader in innovative & entrepreneurial non-profit management for historic sites, Franklin has instituted culturally diverse strategies that transform institutions, encouraged innovative thinking that increases operational functionality, engages diverse new audiences, expands relevancy, attendance and fundraising capacity. Franklin has served on the advisory boards of many not-for-profit entities and maintains a robust twitter presence (@franklinVagnone), and the blog: Twisted Preservation - which to date, has readers in over 60 countries (twistedpreservation.com ).