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Board of Directors 2024-2025

Executive Committee

Jill Sumiyasu | Board Chair
Founder, A Better Life by Jill   

Katharine Harrington | Vice Chair
Professor Emerita, Marshall School of Business, University of Southern California - Los Angeles

Linda Burrow | Treasurer
Director of Content Litigation, Netflix

Max Brennan | Secretary
Community Volunteer

Catherine Arias | Chair, Board Affairs
Director of Education and Visitor Experience, 
Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles 

Gale Kohl | Chair, Building & Technology
Gale’s Restaurant

Maria Khader Karp | Chair, Development
Relationship Manager, TIAA-CREF

Sarah Deschenes | Chair, Personnel and Co-Chair of Strategic Planning
Education Researcher and Consultant

Alice Fung | Co-Chair of Strategic Planning
Fung+Blatt Architects

Kristin Kearney Massimino | Chair, Audit
Managing Director, Head of Marketing, Archer

Victoria Stratman | Immediate Past President
General Counsel, CA Institute of Technology and Jet Propulsion Laboratory (Retired)

Leslie A. Ito  
Executive Director and President, Armory Center for the Arts
ex officio

Board Members

Nic Cha Kim
Documentary Filmmaker, Journalist, Curator

Faith Childs-Davis
Nonprofit Consultant

Grant Derderian
Director, IT Services and Strategy, University of Southern California

Tonita Fernandez
Teacher and Diversity Coordinator, Chandler School (Retired)

Tamerlin J. Godley
Litigation Partner,
Paul Hastings LLP

Dr. Deepu Gowda
Assistant Dean for Medical Education,
Kaiser Permanente Tyson School of Medicine

Luis Grané
Visual Artist, Designer, Supervising Director, Netflix

Mary Gumport
Narrative Lead, Theorycraft Games

Susan Hall-Hardwick
CPA, Independent Accounting Consultant

Pete Kutzer
President, The Kutzer Company

Nery Gabriel Lemus
Artist, MFA Program Director, Azusa Pacific University

Haven Lin-Kirk
Dean, University of Southern California Roski School of Art & Design

Dianne M. Magee
Attorney (Retired), Community Volunteer

Dr. Shannon Malone
Senior Director of TK-12 Principals, Pasadena Unified School District

Kathy Mangum
Senior Vice President, Walt Disney Imagineering (Retired)

Steve NyBlom
Manager/CEO, LA County Risk Management Branch (Retired)

Timothy Thomas II
IT Solutions Engineer, Capital Group

Donna Vaccarino, AIA
Architect, Vaccarino Associates

All board members serve voluntarily. The Armory’s Board meets four times per year in January, April, June and September. The standing Board Committees are Executive, Audit, Board Affairs, Building & Technology, Development, Finance, Investment, and Personnel.

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