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Drew Ballensky is general manager of Duro-Last Roofing, Inc.’s central U.S. facility in Iowa and company spokesman for Duro-Last’s cool roofing, sustainability and architectural education programs. He is past-president of the Chemical Fabrics and Film Association and chairman of CFFA’s Vinyl Roofing Division. Drew earned his bachelor’s degree in industrial technology from the University of Northern Iowa and master’s degree in business administration from Florida State University. Drew has over 29 years experience in business and industry in various engineering and managerial capacities. He has worked in the U.S. and Canadian operations for a major international manufacturer of pre-engineered steel buildings, was a financial analyst with a major athletic apparel manufacturer and was an owner of a general contracting company.
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New Natl. Park Service chief to manage $4 billion federal preservation program

May 11, 2011

The National Park Service named Brian D. Goeken as Chief of the Technical Preservation Services office. Goeken currently oversees Chicago’s Historic Preservation Division of the city’s Zoning and Land Use Planning Department. He will manage a federal tax credit program that helps facilitate $4 billion a year in private investment in historic preservation. According to the National Park Service, the Federal Tax Incentives for Rehabilitating Historic Buildings Program (http://www.nps.gov/history/hps/tps/tax/index.htm) is the country’s largest, most successful, and most cost-effective community revitalization program. Since 1976, the program, administered by the National Park Service and the Internal Revenue Service in partnership with state historic preservation offices (http://www.ncshpo.org/), has leveraged more than $58 billion in private investment to refurbish 37,000 historic properties. It has led to the restoration or creation of 425,000 housing units, including 110,000 low-to moderate-income units.
         
 
 

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