shown: Virgin Falls, Sparta Tennessee
John L. Nau, III
Chairman, Advisory Council on Historic Preservation
John Nau is president and CEO of Silver Eagle Distributors, L.P., a position he has held since 1990. He was appointed to the Texas Historical Commission by the Governor in 1993, and was reappointed to the commission in 1999 by then-Governor George W. Bush. Since 1995, Nau has served as chairman of the commission. In addition, he serves on the board of directors of The Civil War Preservation Trust, is a member of the Texas State History Museum Advisory Committee, and was appointed to the President's Transportation Infrastructure Streamlining Task Force.
Nau also serves on the board of the Downtown Historic District, is an advisory board member for the Greater Houston Preservation Alliance, and is a charter member of the Monticello Cabinet, Charlottesville, Virginia. He also sits on the executive committee of the National Capital Campaign of the University of Virginia, and the Board of Directors of the Greater Houston Partnership.