Linda Dishman and Adrian Scott Fine

Linda Dishman and Adrian Scott Fine

Los Angeles Daily News: Longtime president and CEO Linda Dishman of the Los Angeles Conservancy announced on Thursday, Oct. 19, that she will wait to retire until December, and in her place Adrian Scott Fine will lead the organization effective Jan. 1, 2024.

According to statement from the conservancy, Fine has led the organization’s advocacy team for 13 years and he is a “proven advocate and leader with a wealth of experience and passionate interest in preserving the historic places and cultural heritage of Los Angeles.”

The L.A. Conservancy is a nonprofit organization that “works through education and advocacy to recognize, preserve and revitalize the historic architectural and cultural resources throughout L.A. county,” according to its website.

“I’m grateful to be selected as president and CEO of the Los Angeles Conservancy,” Fine said in a statement. “I love Los Angeles and its diverse cultural heritage, and strongly believe in the power of historic places to enrich our lives and bring us together as a community.”

He added, “I look forward on building Linda’s 31-year legacy as we being the organization’s next chapter.”

Dishman, who previously announced her plans to retire in November, said she will be wait to do so to ensure a “smooth transition in leadership.”