Liz McEnaney

Sir John Soanes Museum Foundation

Executive Director

Fellow since 2019

Liz McEnaney has over fifteen years of experience in historic preservation, urban design, and non-profit leadership. For the past decade, she has worked with community-based collaborators in New York’s Hudson Valley. She organized community workshops aboard an historic barge, produced the documentary film Hudson Rising about urban planning issues, and spearheaded dock-building initiatives along the Hudson River as special assistant to the Commissioner of the Hudson-Fulton-Champlain-Quadricentennial Commission. She later served as the Executive Director of the SS Columbia Project, which is restorating the 1902-built steamboat Columbia for service on the Hudson. Liz teaches preservation and urban design at Columbia University's Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation, and is an advisor to its Hudson Valley Initiative. She is a founding Trustee of the Awesome Newburgh Foundation and is on the board of Newburgh’s Fullerton Center.