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John M. Staicer, President & Executive Director
John M. Staicer is President & Executive Director of Historic Madison, Inc. (HMI), a non-profit historic preservation organization in Madison, Indiana founded in 1960. The organization owns, operates and maintains 16 historic properties in Madison’s National Historic Landmark District. From 1991 to 2003, he was Director of the Schroeder Saddletree Factory Restoration Project for HMI which received a National Preservation Award in 2004. John holds an M.A. from the Cooperstown Graduate Program in History Museum Studies at the State University of New York, College at Oneonta. He is a graduate of the Seminar in Historical Administration.
R. David Cart, Director of Preservation & Maintenance
The Director of Preservation and Maintenance, within the overall mission of Historic Madison, Inc. is to preserve and maintain the buildings and the collections. This is completed by hiring and supervising contractors, performing some of the work in house, as well as working with volunteers.
Jim Schell, Building Maintenance Assistant
The Building Maintenance Assistant works alongside the Director of Preservation to maintain all properties and gardens. This includes any in house work on buildings as well as sets up for programs, events and tours.
Rhonda L. Deeg, Director of Programs
The Director of Programs oversees all the docent guides, volunteers, and interns. The Director of Programs also arranges tours, creates, plans, and implements educational programs, group tours, events, while coordinating collaborations with other community and preservation organizations. The position also involves the overall marketing of the organization as well as specific events.
Gail Karns, Volunteer Coordinator and Program Assistant
The Volunteer Coordinator assists all docent guides and volunteers as they staff museums and greet visitors during bus tours and group tours. As assistant to the Director of Programs, planning and implementation of programmed events for museum sites and HMI programs are facilitated.
Margie Crenshaw, Office Manager
The Office Manager for Historic Madison, Inc. manages the day to day activities for staff and volunteers, coordinates all administrative duties, as well as the assistant to the Executive Director and to the HMI Board of Directors. The position also entails working with all the financial records for Historic Madison, Inc. and Historic Madison Foundation, Inc.
Ann Lostutter, Shrewsbury-Windle Events Coordinator
The Shrewsbury-Windle Events Coordinator is contracted to work directly with all requests for rentals of the property as well as oversees programs and events at the house.
Anna Carpenter and Chris Hall, Housekeeping
Housekeeping cleans and maintains all properties daily and for special programs and events.