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Barbara Fleischman and Luis Nogales Elected to J. Paul Getty Trust Board of Trustees

Two Prominent Leaders in the Arts, Media, and Philanthropy Join 12-Member Board

July 18, 2000

Los Angeles--Barbara Fleischman and Luis Nogales have been elected trustees of the J. Paul Getty Trust, it was announced by David Gardner, chairman of the Getty Board of Trustees, and Helene Kaplan, chairman of the Trustee Leadership Development Committee. Barbara Fleischman is a preeminent philanthropist in the arts, culture, and humanities nationally and internationally. Luis Nogales is an industry leader in international electronic and print media and a former president of Univision who has also served as chairman of the Mexican American Legal Defense and Education Fund (MALDEF), the national Latino civil rights organization. Both Fleischman and Nogales assumed their service to the board on June 14, 2000.

Dr. Gardner comments, "Barbara and Luis bring vast experience to our board in areas that are vital and important to our future as an institution committed to weaving together the presentation, enjoyment, study, and conservation of the visual arts in order to increase the public's knowledge, understanding, and sensitivity."

"We are fortunate to have joining our board two individuals of such high stature who share a lifelong dedication to the arts and culture, education, and community involvement," says Dr. Barry Munitz, president and chief executive officer of the J. Paul Getty Trust. "These two important additions to our existing strong board truly help prepare us for the future."

Barbara Fleischman, together with her late husband Lawrence Fleischman, amassed one of the world's finest private collections of ancient Greek and Roman art. The Fleischmans donated the bulk of that collection to the J. Paul Getty Museum in 1996, which was one of the largest gifts of antiquities to any American museum in recent years. The Fleischman holdings consisted of some 300 objects from ancient Greece, Rome, and Etruria dating from 2600 B.C. to 400 A.D., and it was first presented to the public in the exhibition A Passion for Antiquities: Ancient Art from the Collection of Barbara and Lawrence Fleischman, organized by the Getty Museum and the Cleveland Museum of Art in 1994.

A native of Detroit, Michigan, Barbara Fleischman has a breadth of experience with institutions engaged in research, scholarship, and special collections; she has also been an active patron of the arts and humanities in the United States and abroad. Over the past 40 years, she has been a major supporter of cultural institutions, including the British Museum, the Detroit Institute of Art, the Museum of Modern Art, the New York Public Library, the American Craft Council, and the Smithsonian Institution, where she serves as the president of its Archives of American Art. She has served on the boards of the Museum of Television and Radio, WNET public television, and Planned Parenthood of New York City. Currently she is a trustee of the New York Public Library, and she is on the visiting committee for the American Department of the Metropolitan Museum of Art. She is chairperson of the Caryatids Committee of the British Museum, as well as honorary member of the American Friends of the British Museum.

Luis Nogales, a native of Calexico, California, is currently president of Nogales Partners, a media acquisition company in Los Angeles. He began his career in academic administration at Stanford University and later served as a White House Fellow under then-Secretary of the Interior Rogers Morton. In 1973, he became executive vice president of Golden West Broadcasters, an owner-operator of general market and pay television and radio stations in California and Oklahoma; and in 1981 he was named senior vice president of Fleishman-Hillard, Inc., a national public relations and marketing firm. He became chairman and chief executive officer of United Press International in 1982 and president of Univision, the predominant Spanish-language television network in the United States, in 1986. Most recently, Mr. Nogales served as president and chief executive officer of Embarcadero Media, Inc., a private company that owned and operated radio stations throughout California and Oregon.

He currently serves on the board of directors of the Adolph Coors Company, the Southern California Edison Company, and Kaufman and Broad, as well as The Ford Foundation. He is also director of the Inter-America Dialogue in Washington, D.C., and the Pacific Council of International Policy in Los Angeles. From 1988 to 1998, Mr. Nogales was a member of the board of trustees for Stanford University and served as vice chairman of its board between 1994 and 1998.

"Barbara Fleischman's distinguished history of philanthropy and community service, as well as her commitment to making art accessible to a broad public and to scholars worldwide, is very much in sympathy with the Getty's mission," says Dr. Munitz. Regarding the new trustee Luis Nogales, Dr. Munitz states, "We are delighted to have the benefit of Luis' extensive background in media communications, along with his leadership in public policy and higher education. His past experience with a variety of Los Angeles communities will enrich our own education outreach programs."

The Board of Trustees of the J. Paul Getty Trust consists of leaders in the fields of art, education, and business who volunteer their time and expertise on behalf of the Getty Trust by serving on its board.

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J. Paul Getty Trust Board of Trustees as of July 1, 2000
David P. Gardner, Chairman
Lewis W. Bernard, Vice Chairman
Helene L. Kaplan, Vice Chairman
Barry Munitz, President and Chief Executive Officer
John H. Biggs
Louise H. Bryson
Ramon C. Cortines
Barbara Fleischman
Agnes Gund
Luis Nogales
Blenda J. Wilson
Ira E. Yellin

Trustee Emeriti
John F. Cooke
Kenneth N. Dayton
Robert F. Erburu
John T. Fey
David I. Fisher
Gordon P. Getty
Vartan Gregorian
Jon B. Lovelace
Herbert L. Lucas, Jr.
Stuart T. Peeler
Rocco C. Siciliano
Jennifer Jones Simon
J. Patrick Whaley
John C. Whitehead
Harold M. Williams
Otto Wittmann

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