Jan Shipman, who for over twenty years was the receptionist for the Institute, retired in May 2006.
One of the GCI's longest-serving employees, Shipman began working at the Institute in August 1985, a few months after the GCI moved into its first facility in Marina del Rey. There she became the first person each day to greet staff and visitors to the Institute, as well as handle the GCI's incoming calls. Greeting visitors and assisting callers continued for her after the GCI's move to its permanent home at the Getty Center. During her time with the Institute, she also undertook a variety of other duties for GCI Administration.
Shipman is spending her retirement visiting family and doing a little traveling.