The board of trustees is the governing body of The J. Paul Getty Trust. The trustees, as a board or through board committees, set policies relating to spending, management, governance, professional standards, investment, and grant making. They also oversee the internal and external auditors, select the president and officers, and review the performance and set the compensation of all the officers. Trustees are elected for four-year terms, and may serve no more than three terms.
As of July 1, 2019, the trustees are:
- Mary Schmidt Campbell
- Megan B. Chernin
- James Cuno
- Bruce W. Dunlevie
- Drew G. Faust
- Maria Hummer-Tuttle
- Pamela J. Joyner
- Ronald S. Lauder
- David L. Lee, Chair
- Robert W. Lovelace
- Thelma Meléndez de Santa Ana
- Ronald P. Spogli, Vice Chair
- John Studzinski
MARY SCHMIDT CAMPBELL
Mary Schmidt Campbell, Ph.D., is president of Spelman College, a leading women’s college dedicated to the education and global leadership of Black women. Before coming to Spelman, she served for over two decades as dean of New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts.
An art historian and former curator, Campbell began her career in New York as executive director of the Studio Museum in Harlem, the country’s first accredited Black fine arts museum and a linchpin in Harlem’s redevelopment. She served as commissioner of New York City’s Department of Cultural Affairs under two mayors and in 2009, President Barack Obama appointed her vice chair of the President’s Committee on the Arts and the Humanities. She is a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and currently sits on the boards of the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, Doris Duke Charitable Foundation, and the High Museum of Art, as well as on the advisory boards of the Bonner Foundation and the Association of Governing Boards of Universities and Colleges.
In 2017, Campbell was appointed to serve as a member of the Mayoral Advisory Commission on City Art, Monuments, and Markers in the city of New York. She recently completed a book on Romare Bearden for Oxford University Press.
Campbell received a bachelor’s of art degree in English literature from Swarthmore College, a master’s of art in art history from Syracuse University, and a doctorate in humanities from Syracuse. She and her husband, Dr. George Campbell, Jr., president emeritus of The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art, are the parents of three sons and have six grandchildren.
MEGAN B. CHERNIN
Megan B. Chernin joined the Getty’s Board of Trustees in January 2017. She serves as the co-chair of the LA Promise Fund board of directors and founded and served as CEO of The Los Angeles Fund for Public Education, a nonprofit organization, created in partnership with the Mayor of Los Angeles and the LAUSD Superintendent's Office. The organization partners with Los Angeles schools to invest in innovative, results-oriented programs designed to ensure every student has a chance to succeed.
Prior to founding the Fund for Public Education, Chernin was chair of the board of directors and co-founder of LA's Promise from 2006 to August 2011. Previously, she served as chair of the Los Angeles Mentoring Partnership, a coalition of mentoring agencies serving greater Los Angeles. She served on the board of the Fulfillment Fund and was a mentor to high school students. Chernin has worked in the California Office of the Attorney General, as well as the Los Angeles District Attorney's Office.
Chernin earned a J.D. from Southwestern University School of Law and a B.A. in English from Manhattanville College. She is married to Peter Chernin. The Chernins have three adult children.
James Cuno joined the Trust as president and CEO in August 2011. A national and international museum leader and scholar, Cuno was president and Eloise W. Martin Director of the Art Institute of Chicago before joining the Getty. Prior to directing the Art Institute of Chicago, he was the director and professor of the Courtauld Institute of Art, University of London, from 2003-2004; the Elizabeth and John Moors Cabot Director of the Harvard University Art Museums and professor of the history of art and architecture at Harvard from 1991 to 2003; director of the Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, from 1989-1991; director of the Grunwald Center for the Graphic Arts, UCLA, from 1986-1989; and assistant professor of art, Vassar College, from 1983-1986. Cuno received his M.A. and Ph.D. in the History of Art from Harvard in 1980 and 1985, respectively; an M.A. in the History of Art from the University of Oregon in 1978; and a B.A. in History from Willamette University in 1973. Cuno has lectured and written widely on museums and cultural and public policy. Since 2003, he has published three books with Princeton University Press—Whose Muse? Art Museums and the Public’s Trust (author and editor), Who Owns Antiquity: Museums and the Battle Over Our Ancient Heritage (author), and Whose Culture? The Promise of Museums and the Debate Over Antiquities (author and editor)—and another with the University of Chicago Press, Museums Matter: In Praise of the Encyclopedic Museum (author). He is a Fellow and International Secretary of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. He serves on the Council at the Academy and on the Board of Trustees of the Courtauld Institute of art, the Pulitzer Arts Foundation, and Willamette University.
BRUCE W. DUNLEVIE
Bruce Dunlevie joined the board in March 2017. He has worked in the early stage technology venture capital industry for 30 years, and is a founder and General Partner of Benchmark Capital, based in Silicon Valley. He serves on the board of directors of several private technology companies. Prior to entering the venture capital business, Dunlevie worked in investment banking at Goldman, Sachs & Co.
Dunlevie has served on the Board of Trustees of Stanford University for ten years, and on the Board of Trustees of his alma mater, Rice University, for eight years, and he is currently the Chairman of the Board of the Stanford Management Company, the entity which oversees Stanford University’s endowment. He is also a Fellow Benefactor of Trinity College, University of Cambridge.
Dunlevie holds a BA in literature and history from Rice University and an MBA from Stanford Graduate School of Business, where he was an Arjay Miller Scholar.
DREW G. FAUST
Drew Gilpin Faust joined the board in July 2018, having just concluded an eleven-year term as president of Harvard University, where she continues as the Arthur Kingsley Porter University Professor. Faust was the founding dean of the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study at Harvard. Previously, she served as the Annenberg Professor of History at the University of Pennsylvania, where she was a member of the faculty for 25 years. Faust is the author of six books, including Mothers of Invention: Women of the Slaveholding South in the American Civil War (University of North Carolina Press, 1996), for which she won the Francis Parkman Prize in 1997. Her most recent book, This Republic of Suffering: Death and the American Civil War (Alfred A. Knopf, 2008) won the Bancroft Prize in 2009, and was a finalist for both a National Book Award and a Pulitzer Prize.
Faust is a member of the Board of Directors of Goldman Sachs. Additionally, she is a member of the Educational Advisory Board of the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation. She is a contributing writer at The Atlantic. She formerly has served as Trustee of the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation; Bryn Mawr College; and, the National Humanities Center.
Faust earned a bachelor’s degree in history from Bryn Mawr College in 1968; a master’s degree in American civilization from the University of Pennsylvania in 1971; and a Ph.D. in American civilization from the University of Pennsylvania in 1975. Her honors include awards in 1982 and 1996 for distinguished teaching at the University of Pennsylvania. She was elected to the Society of American Historians in 1993, the American Academy of Arts and Sciences in 1994, and the American Philosophical Society in 2004. She received the 2018 John W. Kluge Prize for Achievement in the Study of Humanity.
Maria Hummer-Tuttle, a lawyer, was a partner and Chair of the Management Committee and Co-Managing Partner of Manatt, Phelps and Phillips in Los Angeles. She was affiliated with the law firm for over 25 years. Hummer-Tuttle served as Chair of the Board of Trustees of the J. Paul Getty Trust from July 2015 to June 2019 and is now Board Chair Emerita as well as a Trustee. She currently serves on the boards of the International Rescue Committee, Caltech, the W.M. Keck Foundation, and the Foundation for Art and Preservation in Embassies. Hummer-Tuttle is President of The Hummer Tuttle Foundation and is a member of the Pacific Council on International Policy, the Council on Foreign Relations, the Getty President’s International Council (Chair), the Getty Conservation Institute Council, The International Council of the Museum of Modern Art, the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences Commission on the Arts. Hummer-Tuttle has served on a number of charitable and civic boards including the LA24 Exploratory Committee, The Music Center of Los Angeles County, the Hammer Museum, the Los Angeles World Affairs Council, Children's Institute Inc., Mount St. Mary's College and Scripps College, the Los Angeles Area Chamber of Commerce, the Legal Aid Foundation and the Women’s Leadership Board of John F. Kennedy School of Government–Harvard University. Maria Hummer-Tuttle received her B.A. from Scripps College and her J.D. from UCLA School of Law.
PAMELA J. JOYNER
Pamela J. Joyner joined the Getty’s board in February 2017. She has nearly 30 years of experience in the investment industry and is the Founder of Avid Partners, LLC, where her expertise has been the alternative investment arena. She is a director of First Republic Bank and chair of its investment committee.
She is Chair of the Tate Americas Foundation, and a member of the Tate International Council and the Tate North America Acquisitions Committee. She is a trustee of the Art Institute of Chicago, a trustee and member of the Director's Circle of the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, and a member of the Modern and Contemporary Art Visiting Committee of the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Joyner serves on the board of the Art & Practice Foundation.
The Pamela J. Joyner Alfred J. Giuffrida Collection of Abstract Art is widely recognized as one of the most significant collections of modern and contemporary art by African American and African Diasporic artists in the world. The collection is a catalyst for pioneering artistic, scholarly and public initiatives including a major nationwide touring exhibition commencing in fall 2017, as well as Four Generations, a critical anthology of new research and writing which explores the critical contributions that artists of African descent have made to visual art in the 20th and 21st centuries. Joyner and Giuffrida also inaugurated an artist residency program in 2014 in Sonoma, California.
RONALD S. LAUDER
Ronald S. Lauder joined the Getty Board of Trustees in 2016. He was Chairman of the Museum of Modern Art from 1995 to 2005 and now serves as the museum's Honorary Chairman. He was elected a benefactor of the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York in 1985, serves as the museum's Chairman of the Arms and Armor Visiting Committee, is a Member of the Visiting Committee for the Department of European Paintings and is a Member of The Met's Trustee Acquisitions Committee. In 2001 Lauder founded the Neue Galerie New York, a museum dedicated to early-20th-century German and Austrian art and design. Lauder established the Commission for Art Recovery in 1997, which advocates and fights for the recovery of Nazi looted art. Lauder serves as a member of The Estée Lauder Companies' Board of Directors and is Chairman of Clinique Laboratories. In 1983 Lauder served in the U.S. Pentagon as Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for European and NATO Affairs and was appointed Ambassador to Austria by President Ronald Reagan in 1986. In 1987 he established the Ronald S. Lauder Foundation, which has educated more than 30,000 Jewish children throughout Central and Eastern Europe. Lauder has been President of the World Jewish Congress since 2007, served as Chairman of the Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations from 1999-2001 and is Chairman-Emeritus of the Jewish National Fund. He is also Chairman of the Board of Governors of the Lauder Institute at the University of Pennsylvania. In 1998 Lauder co-founded the Alzheimer's Drug Discovery Foundation. He holds a Bachelor's degree in International Business from The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. He studied at the University of Paris and received a Certificate in International Business from the University of Brussels.
DAVID L. LEE
David L. Lee joined the board in 2009 and became Chair on July 1, 2019. He is a co-founder and managing general partner of Clarity Partners, a private equity firm that invests in communications, media and related technology companies. Lee started his professional career with Arthur Andersen & Co. in Los Angeles in 1975. In the 80s and 90s, he held executive positions at Comsat, TRW and Pacific Capital Group. In 1997 he co-founded the telecommunications firm Global Crossing and served as its president and chief operating officer until early 2000 when he left to launch Clarity Partners. Lee holds a doctorate in Physics with a minor in Economics from the California Institute of Technology. He is the Chairman of the Board of Trustees at Caltech and also chairs the Board of Overseers of the Keck School of Medicine at USC. The Lee Family Foundation supports higher education, and has provided grants to establish centers for advanced networking at Caltech and the National Chiao Tung University in Taiwan.
ROBERT W. LOVELACE
Robert W. Lovelace joined the Getty Board of Trustees in 2016. Lovelace is a portfolio manager for the American Funds and President of the New Perspective Fund and New World Fund. He is also Vice Chairman and a Director of the Capital Group Companies, President and CEO of Capital Research and Management Company, a subsidiary of Capital Group, and serves on the Capital Group Companies Management Committee. Lovelace joined Capital in 1985 after receiving a bachelor’s degree in mineral economics from Princeton University and holds the Chartered Financial Analyst® designation. Lovelace is a Director of the California Community Foundation, the Pacific Council on International Policy, and the U.S. Olympic & Paralympic Foundation. He is also a founder of Vistamar School, a private independent high school in the South Bay region of Los Angeles.
THELMA MELÉNDEZ DE SANTA ANA
Thelma Meléndez de Santa Ana joined the board in 2012. Dr. Meléndez most recently served as the State Administrator/Superintendent for the Inglewood Unified School District from August 2017 until her retirement in December of 2019. Before that, she was Chief Executive Officer, Office of Educational Services for the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) beginning in 2014. Dr. Meléndez served as education advisor to Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti. Dr. Meléndez was Superintendent of schools for the Santa Ana Unified School District, the largest school district in Orange County. She worked at the U.S. Department of Education as the Assistant Secretary for Elementary and Secondary Education where she helped to develop the Blueprint for Reform and led the office as it administered grant funding through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009. She earned a BA cum laude in sociology from UCLA, a Ph.D. from USC's Rossier School of Education, and an Honorary Doctorate from Pepperdine University's Graduate School of Education and Psychology. Dr. Meléndez's recognitions include an Alumni Merit Award from the USC Alumni Association (2012), the Mexican American Opportunity Foundation's 2011 National Hispanic Woman of the Year, American Association of School Administrators, California State Superintendent of the Year (2009), and Hispanic Business Magazine's 2010 Woman of the Year. She is married to Otto Santa Ana, a retired professor in the Department of Chicano Studies at UCLA.
RONALD P. SPOGLI
Ronald P. Spogli joined the board in July 2010 and is the current Vice Chair. He is Co-Chairman of Freeman Spogli & Co., Incorporated, one of the leading middle market private equity investors in the United States. The former United States Ambassador to the Italian Republic and to the Republic of San Marino, Spogli received the 2008 Sue M. Cobb Award for Exemplary Diplomatic Service. Currently, he serves on the boards of Trustees of Stanford University and Public Storage. He is the Chairman of Nutkao, a multi-national food products company based in the Piedmont region of Italy, and also on the Board of Directors of White Bridge Investments, an Italian investment company. He is also a member of the Board of Trustees for the Center for American Studies in Rome, Italy. With his business partner, Bradford M. Freeman, he endowed the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies, Stanford's primary center for research on international issues. Ambassador Spogli received an A.B. in history from Stanford and an MBA at Harvard.
JOHN STUDZINSKI CBE
John Studzinski CBE is Vice Chairman of PIMCO and a managing director. As vice chairman, he helps advance PIMCO’s global strategy and serves as a key strategic advisor to many clients around the world. Prior to joining PIMCO in 2018, he was vice chairman, investor relations and business development, and a senior managing director at Blackstone, overseeing sovereign and institutional investor relationships and advising large family offices. Studzinski was previously head of European investment banking at Morgan Stanley and deputy chairman of Morgan Stanley International. He also worked at HSBC Group, helping to build its investment banking division and serving on the bank’s group management board. Studzinski is a non-executive director at the Home Office in the U.K., chair of the Home Office’s Audit and Risk Assurance Committee (ARAC) and co-chair of the Business Against Slavery Forum, a partnership between government and business to accelerate progress in tackling modern slavery in supply chains. He is the co-founder and chair of the Arise Foundation, which partners with local networks to stop human trafficking, and vice-chair emeritus of Human Rights Watch. He is also founder and chairman of the Genesis Foundation, a U.K.-based charity that supports young artists. He has 30 years of investment experience and holds an MBA from the University of Chicago and a bachelor’s degree from Bowdoin College. In 2008, the Queen’s New Year’s Honours List named him Commander of the British Empire (CBE) for services to the arts and charity.
Dates in parentheses indicate periods of service.
Lewis W. Bernard (1998–2004)
John H. Biggs, Chair Emeritus (1999–2006)
Louise H. Bryson, Chair Emerita (1998–2010)
John F. Cooke (1995–2000)
Ramon C. Cortines (1996–2008)
*Lloyd E. Cotsen (2002–2006)
*Kenneth N. Dayton (1985–1993)
*Robert F. Erburu, Chair Emeritus (1987–2000)
Frances D. Fergusson (2007–2019)
*John T. Fey (1979–1992)
David I. Fisher (1995–1999)
David Gardner, Chair Emeritus (1992–2004)
Gordon P. Getty (1955–1966; 1973–1998)
Vartan Gregorian (1988–2000)
Agnes Gund (1994–2006)
Helene L. Kaplan (1992–2004)
Joanne C. Kozberg (2005–2017)
Paul LeClerc (2007–2019)
*Jon B. Lovelace, Chair Emeritus (1982–1995)
Herbert L. Lucas, Jr. (1988–1999)
Luis G. Nogales (2000–2012)
*Stuart T. Peeler (1965–1998)
Stewart A. Resnick (2005–2017)
Neil L. Rudenstine (2007–2019)
William E.B. Siart (2005–2017)
*Rocco C. Siciliano (1982–1995)
Mark S. Siegel, Chair Emeritus (2005–2017)
*Jennifer Jones Simon (1984–1991)
Peter J. Taylor (2006–2017)
*Frank G. Wells (1990–1994)
J. Patrick Whaley (1977–1998)
*John C. Whitehead (1989–1995)
*Harold M. Williams, President Emeritus (1981–1998)
Blenda J. Wilson (1993–2005)
Jay S. Wintrob (2004–2016)
*Otto Wittmann (1979–1989)