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August 4, 2005

LOS ANGELES—The Getty welcomes Joanne Corday Kozberg to the Board of Trustees of the J. Paul Getty Trust. Kozberg, a partner in the public affairs consulting firm California Strategies, has held numerous leadership positions in her 30-year career in Southern California. She served as president and chief executive officer of the Music Center of Los Angeles County, chair and executive director of the California Arts Council, and Secretary of State and Consumer Services for California. The announcement was made by John H. Biggs, chairman of the Getty’s Board of Trustees. 

Members of the Board of Trustees include leaders in the fields of art, education, and business who volunteer their time and expertise on behalf of the Getty. Kozberg will join current trustees Louise H. Bryson, Ronald W. Burkle, Ramon C. Cortines, Lloyd E. Cotsen, Barbara G. Fleischman, Agnes Gund, Barry Munitz, Luis G. Nogales, Steven B. Sample, and Jay S. Wintrob.

"We're honored that Ms. Kozberg has accepted a position with our board," says Biggs. "She comes to us with a wealth of experience in arts management, government, and public affairs. With such a strong history of leadership, Kozberg will be a great asset and a strong voice for us."

"The Getty has always worked closely with community leaders and individuals with bold visions to help us in our educational mission of philanthropy and public service through the visual arts," says Barry Munitz, president and chief executive officer of the J. Paul Getty Trust. "Joanne is just such a person. We cannot think of a more qualified individual to help the Getty continue achieving its goals."
Kozberg has held a variety of positions in the public, not-for-profit, and private sectors. Her particular strengths are in the areas of organizational transformation, competitiveness, resource development, regulatory reform, and governance. She serves as a regent of the University of California, chairing its education policy committee. She was a member of Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa’s transition team, and was co-chair of Governor Schwarzenegger’s California Performance Review Commission.

Prior to her current position at California Strategies, Kozberg spent three years at the helm of the Music Center of Los Angeles County, a performing arts complex that includes the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion, the Ahmanson Theatre, the Mark Taper Forum and the Walt Disney Concert Hall. From 1993 to 1998, she served as California’s Secretary of State and Consumer Services in Governor Pete Wilson’s cabinet, where she managed an agency with 14,000 employees, a budget of $1.4 billion, and 12 departments including Consumer Affairs, General Services, Public Employee’s Retirement System, Franchise Tax Board, Building Standards Commission, State Teachers’ Retirement System, and Office of the Insurance Advisor. During this tenure, Kozberg led the Construction Industry Roundtable, the Governor’s Council on Information Technology, and the Task Force on Camarillo State Hospital Re-use, among other projects.

In 1986, Kozberg was appointed to the California Arts Council, serving as its chair from 1988 to 1991, and as its executive director from 1991 until 1993. From 1984 through 1988, Kozberg was a senior policy consultant to then-U.S. Senator Pete Wilson, specializing in entertainment, transportation, land use, and arts issues.  Kozberg has served in various other leadership and professional posts, including executive director of the Coro Foundation in Southern California, and director of the NAACP Legal Defense and Education Fund in Southern California.
Kozberg has a B.A. in history from the University of California at Berkeley and an M.A. in public policy from Occidental College. She is also a graduate of the Coro Fellowship program.

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