Dealey Herndon Headshot

Dealey Herndon/State Capitol Preservation project

Architectural Restoration

Dealey Decherd Herndon is a leader in architectural restoration and preservation. As president of Herndon, Stauch and Associates, her projects include the Applied Computational Engineering and Sciences Project, The Women’s Museum and Caldwell County historic courthouse projects. Herndon served from 1991 to 1995 as the executive director of the State Preservation Board and led the $183 million State Capitol Preservation and Extension Project that restored the capitol to its current splendor.

Herndon is a member of the board of directors of Dallas-based A.H. Belo Corporation, and from 2000 to 2001 she was director of appointments for the Texas Governor’s Office. Her extensive volunteer activities include serving as a trustee for the National Trust for Historic Preservation, a board member and president-elect of the Heritage Society of Austin, board member and president of the Texas State History Museum Foundation, project coordinator and museum advisory committee member for the Texas State History Museum, citizen member of the State Preservation Board, chair of the board of trustees of St. Edward’s University and president of the board of directors of Friends of the Governor’s Mansion.