Drawing on her experiences in commercial real estate development, and leadership of not-for-profit historic preservation state and national organizations, Carol Wyant has been involved with design and preservation of the built environment for over 30 years. In addition to serving as a founding board member and former Executive Director of FBCI, Wyant also lends her consulting expertise to advocate for preservation of historically and architecturally significant sites and structures, context appropriate new design and land use strategies, and community beautification. For Carol, historic preservation is much more than preserving individual buildings. It is about protecting and nurturing neighborhoods, and the histories and stories they embody. She lives in Oak Park, Illinois, taking the Elevated Train daily to her office in Chicago’s Loop.