Dr. Rebecca F. Kemper
Chief Executive Officer
Dr. Rebecca F. Kemper is the first Hispanic leader of Columbus Landmarks. Formerly, she served as a researcher at the Center for Research and Evaluation at COSI Science Museum and at The Ohio State University. Dr. Kemper’s expertise and research has been featured on National Public Radio, The Royal Society, Carolina Planning Journal, Technological Horizons in Education, The Routledge Handbook of International Planning Education, WOSU, and the Journal of Urban Affairs. Dr. Kemper’s leadership within architecture, education, and nonprofits has been recognized with the Columbus Business First 40 under 40 recognition, Education 2.0: Outstanding Leadership in Education Award, The Ohio State University’s Hidden Figures: Women in Science, Columbus Business First People on the Move, and the 2024 Influential Leaders of the Year by Unified Magazine.
Susan Keeny, RA
Susan Keeny joined the Columbus Landmarks staff in 2016, serving as Director of the Home Preservation Program. She is currently the organization’s Preservation Director.
As a licensed architect and LEED AP, Susan has worked on numerous residential and commercial projects. Her training and experience serve to guide homeowners on the care and maintenance of their older homes through the Home Preservation Program, and help instruct high school students in the historic building trades through the Building Arts Studio at the Ft. Hayes Metropolitan Education Center. She believes service is a necessary and meaningful component of living in any community. Susan and her husband, John, live in the University District in a Victorian fixer-upper.
Endangered Properties Fund Director
Hillary Morales Robles, Assoc. AIA
Patron Engagement & Educational Research Director
Hillary Morales Robles is a preservation architect with a dual master’s degree in Architecture and Historic Preservation from the University of Pennsylvania. She holds a Bachelor of Environmental Design with a Minor Concentration in Art History from the University of Puerto Rico. Previously, Hillary worked as an architectural staff and preservation specialist at Beyer Blinder Belle in New York City on projects such as Grand Central Terminal, College of Charleston Master Plan, and the Equitable Life Building. Additionally, she worked with the Heritage Documentation Programs at the National Park Service in Washington, DC in a comprehensive documentation of the Simon Bolivar Memorial, currently available in the Library of Congress. She has international experience, contributing to projects at the UNESCO Heritage Site in Aphrodisias, Turkey, collaborating with the University of Oxford, NYU, and the Turkish Government in the documentation of monuments from Byzantine to Ottoman periods.
During her time at UPenn, Hillary defended her award-winning thesis, “Tactical Preservation for Climate Emergency: Adaptive Reuse of 20th Century Public Schools in Puerto Rico." This work received recognition through two prestigious awards: The 2021 Sachs Program for Arts Innovation and The Anthony Nicholas Brady Garvan Award for an Outstanding Thesis. Throughout her academic journey at Weitzman, Hillary also received The Elizabeth Greene Wiley Award for Outstanding Promise, the 2020 Surface Magazine Design Award, and the 2019 Albert F. Schenck-Henry Gillette Woodman.