Anne Ketz

CEO & Services Director

Anne’s career in cultural resources management and planning extends over 30 years and three continents, including projects in the United States, Great Britain, India, the Middle East, and Canada. Anne’s sensitivity to others and sense of diplomacy have brought successful conclusion to complex and potentially controversial projects. Since founding the 106 Group in 1992, she has worked closely with a broad range of stakeholders, including community activists, planners, and Native American leaders to ensure respect for each community’s heritage within the planning process. Anne’s commitment to the profession is further demonstrated through public speaking, scholarly publications, school programs, and volunteer training.

Originally from the United Kingdom, Anne has witnessed the field of interpretive planning change significantly and has been instrumental in establishing it as a vital part of any planning process. In 1981, she was one of the first students in the field of Museum Studies. Much of her career has been dedicated to increasing public access to and understanding of the world’s cultural resources and sites. Examples of her vast cultural resources field and documentation experience include: Roman forts, Colonial taverns, logging camps, historic mills, 3,000-year-old camp sites, and sacred caves. Anne was awarded the honor of Master Interpretive Manager Region V by the National Association of Interpretation. Today, Anne is honored to serve as Vice President (for programs and activities) for the International Committee on Interpretation and Presentation of Cultural Heritage Sites (ICIP) for the International Council for Monuments and Sites (ICOMOS). She is also an “Expert” Member of the ICOMOS International Cultural Tourism Committee (ICTC). Anne meets the Secretary of the Interior’s Professional Qualifications Standards for work in history, architectural history, and archaeology.

Certifications

  • ICOMOS International Committee on Interpretation and Presentation (ICIP), Vice President, 2015 to present
  • ICOMOS International Cultural Tourism Committee (ICTC) “Expert” Member
  • National Roster of Dispute Resolution and Consensus Building Professionals
  • Registered Professional Archaeologist (RPA)
  • Certified Interpretive Planner (CIP)
  • Secretary of the Interior’s Professional Qualifications Standards for Archaeology (prehistoric and historical), History, and Architectural History
  • Qualified principal investigator to conduct architectural history and archaeology work in North Dakota