Education: Master Historic Preservation, University of Maryland, College Park
B.A., Humanities, Providence College

Years of Experience: 13+ years


About Laura . . .

Ms. Mancuso holds a Master’s Degree in Historic Preservation and has more than 12 years of experience as a Historic Preservation Professional.

As Deputy State Historic Preservation Officer and the Construction Grant Coordinator for the State of Connecticut, Ms. Mancuso provided technical assistance on hundreds of restoration and Section 106 projects and managed a portfolio of over $5 million in grants. In this capacity, she developed multiple grant programs and guidelines, applications, and contracts. She assisted grantees and potential grantees with project planning and design to ensure projects met the Secretary of the Interior’s Standards for the Treatment of Historic Properties. Ms. Mancuso developed and reviewed hundreds of determinations of eligibility for properties for submitted for listing in the National Register of Historic Places. She hosted and attended numerous meetings and training sessions to improve the public’s understanding of historic preservation policies and programs. Ms. Mancuso also attended annual National Conference of State Historic Preservation Officers (NCSHPO) meetings and developed relationships with many of the State Historic Preservation Officers.

In addition, Ms. Mancuso has over 8 years of experience in the telecommunications field, providing environmental and regulatory due diligence under the National Historic Preservation Act and the National Environmental Policy Act. As an Architectural Historian, she completed thousands of Section 106 and NEPA reports throughout the United States. Ms. Mancuso has provided quality control, performed building analyses and historical research, conducted SHPO file reviews, managed portfolios, and acted as a client manager. In consultation with carriers, SHPOs, and stakeholders, Ms. Mancuso has facilitated redesigns of hundreds of installations and developed mitigation strategies to avoid potential adverse effects to historic resources.