FORUM speaker

Alissa Lotane

Director, Florida Division of Historical Resources, Tallahassee, FL

Alissa Lotane is Director of the Florida Division of Historical Resources and Florida’s State Historic Preservation Officer. She has been with the Florida Department of State since 2003, working in many areas of the Division – reviewing state and federal undertakings for impacts to historic properties, managing large scale state grants for rehab of historic structures, then supervising Florida’s historic preservation grants program, and later serving as the Department of State’s grants administrator and historic property manager. Ms. Lotane was the Bureau Chief of Historic Preservation and Deputy State Historic Preservation Officer from 2011 to July 2022, where she supervised Florida’s federally mandated programs and responsibilities under the National Historic Preservation Act. As our newly appointed SHPO, she oversees the Bureaus of Historic Preservation, Archaeological Research, and Historical Museums. Ms. Lotane holds a Master’s degree in Anthropology and a Museum Studies Certification from Florida State University and a Bachelor’s degree in History from Troy University. Ms. Lotane is a contributing author in Unearthing the Missions of Spanish Florida, with a chapter titled “An Analysis of Artifacts and Archaeology at 8JE106, a Spanish Mission in Florida,” published in late 2021 by University of Florida Press.

FORUM 2024

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