Carmie McDonald joined Buckhead Heritage as Executive Director in 2016.
Prior to joining Buckhead Heritage, McDonald served as Director for the Fox Theatre Institute (FTI), an outreach division of Atlanta’s Fox Theatre. Her work with FTI included the preservation of the Fox Theatre’s historic finishes and furnishings and the development of programs and services that share the Fox’s knowledge with others. While with FTI, McDonald helped to develop The Georgia Historic Preservation Handbook which provides an overview of the theory and practice of historic preservation in the state.
She also worked for Historic Savannah Foundation in Savannah, Georgia where she was the editor of Historic Savannah: A Survey of Significant Buildings in the Historic Districts of Savannah, Georgia, Third Edition.
McDonald earned a B.A. in Art History from Georgia State University and Master’s degrees in Historic Preservation and Architectural History from the Savannah College of Art and Design. She is a graduate of the Georgia Forward Young Gamechangers program and the Atlanta Regional Commission’s Arts Leaders of Metro Atlanta.