Patrick McIntyre

Patrick McIntyre, Executive Director, Tennessee Historical Commission

Patrick McIntyre HeadshotMr. McIntyre has served as the executive director of the Tennessee Historical Commission and as Tennessee State Historic Preservation Officer (SHPO) since 2007.  Under his leadership, THC has increased preservation funding statewide, established a new historic cemetery preservation program, and bolstered the state historic sites program with the acquisition of properties including the restoration and opening of three state historic sites.  From 2002 to 2007, he served as the first executive director of the Tennessee Preservation Trust in Nashville. Prior to moving to Tennessee, McIntyre served as the Endangered Properties Coordinator for the Alabama Historical Commission.  Experienced in the field of archaeology, he has also worked as a private consultant specializing in architectural surveys and historic property nominations.  He is a graduate of the University of Alabama with a B.A. in Anthropology.  He holds an M.A. in Southern Studies from the University of Mississippi.  McIntyre has completed professional training courses including the Tennessee Government Executive Institute at the University of Tennessee; the Poplar Forest Restoration Field School in Lynchburg, Virginia; and both the regular and advanced editions of the National Trust’s Preservation Leadership Training Program.  McIntyre served on the Board of Directors for the National Conference of State Historic Preservation Officers in Washington, DC from 2009 to 2021, including eight years as an officer.