June 7, 2019

J. Paul Getty Trust Elects David L. Lee Board Chair

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA—The J. Paul Getty Trust announced today that David L. Lee, a cofounder and managing general partner of Clarity Partners—a private equity firm that invests in communications, media, and related technology companies—has been named chair of its fifteen-member board of trustees. Lee has served on the board since 2009. His four-year term as chair will begin on July 1.

“We are delighted that Dr. Lee will lead the Getty board of trustees as we embark on many exciting initiatives,” said Getty president James Cuno. “Dr. Lee’s involvement with the international community, his experience in higher education and philanthropy, and his strong financial acumen has served the Getty well. We look forward to his leadership.”

Lee also serves as chairman of the board of trustees at Caltech and chairman of the board of overseers of the Keck School of Medicine at the University of Southern California. Through his family foundation, Lee supports various initiatives that in higher education. Commenting on his new role, Lee said: “Through its extensive research, conservation, exhibition and education programs, the Getty’s work has made a powerful impact not only on the Los Angeles region, but around the world. I am honored to be part of such a generous, inspiring organization that makes a lasting difference and is a source of great pride for our community.”

Lee succeeds Maria Hummer-Tuttle, whose tenure as the chair began in 2015. Hummer-Tuttle led the board during the Getty’s second Pacific Standard Time initiative, highlighting Latino and Latin-American art, and oversaw the growth of the annual Getty Medal dinner in addition to other development efforts.

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