Cincinnati Preservation Association is pleased to welcome Shannon Tubb as the new CPA Office Manager. Tubb joins CPA from Habitat for Humanity of Greater Cincinnati where she worked for seven years as an office administrator and receptionist. Prior to working for Habitat, Tubb worked at the Michigan Theater Foundation in Ann Arbor, Michigan.
“During my time in Ann Arbor I worked as a manager and volunteer coordinator,” Tubb notes. “I got to see daily the beauty of a restored art house and the joy it brings to the patrons. Working at Michigan Theater inspired me to tour art houses in Los Angeles while traveling, learning about projects that have thrived and seeing evidence of those that hadn’t survived.”
In addition to her work at Habitat and the Michigan Theater, she was an AmeriCorps member focusing on affordable housing preservation and development as well as crime prevention and safety.
Tubb has a love of history and learning. “My interest has been shaped by my brother Shawn’s experience as a world traveler and architect,” she says. “I’m interested in collaborations among private citizens, neighborhoods, membership organizations, and governmental agencies to create better solutions.”
Tubb is looking forward to learning about local history and the process of selecting sites and the work it takes to protect them.
“I am committed to serving excellent non-profits as an administrative professional,” she says. “This position will provide me with an opportunity to learn new skills and support preservation of historic sites and structures.”
Tubb currently lives in Finneytown, but grew up in West Virginia, Iowa, and Ohio. She attended Milford High School and graduated from The Ohio State University with a B.A. in Sociology and a minor in Spanish. She also has completed masters work in the field of public administration at Eastern Michigan University.
When not working, Tubb enjoys reading, hiking and being outdoors. She cites Spring Grove Cemetery and Arboretum as one of her favorite locations to walk.