Officers and Directors

The officers and directors of the J. Paul Getty Trust are appointed by the board of trustees to assist them in overseeing and conducting the activities of the Trust.

President and CEO
The J. Paul Getty Trust

Katherine E. Fleming assumed her post as president and CEO of the J. Paul Getty Trust on August 1, 2022. An accomplished academic leader and internationally recognized scholar of Mediterranean history, religion, and culture, she served as Provost of New York University from 2016 to 2022. She was instrumental in NYU’s development as a research powerhouse and in its emergence as one of the world’s most global institutions, leading NYU’s strategy in Europe. She has served as Alexander S. Onassis Professor of Hellenic Culture and Civilization at NYU, and as a long-standing Associate Professor of History at the Ecole Normale Superieure, Paris. From 2012–2016 she chaired the Board of the University of Piraeus, Greece. An elected member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, she is also Chevalier in the French Legion of Honor and Commander in the Greek Order of Beneficence. Fleming began her career in California, earning her doctorate at UC Berkeley and then teaching at various institutions in Southern California before going to NYU in 1998.

Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary to the Board of Trustees
The J. Paul Getty Trust

Stephen W. Clark joined the Trust as vice president and general counsel in April 2008. Clark came to Getty from the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), where he was deputy general counsel. In his nearly 14 years of service to MoMA, he served as associate general counsel, acting general counsel and secretary, and assistant general counsel. Clark was president of the Museum Association of New York, participated on several committees of the Association of the Bar of the City of New York, and has served on the faculty of the American Law Institute/American Bar Association. Clark graduated from Hamilton College and Fordham University School of Law.

The J. Paul Getty Trust

William Humphries was appointed acting controller in February 2009. He became controller in April 2009. He is a CPA with 19 years of experience who worked most recently for Ticketmaster as their domestic controller. Prior to that he worked as the controller for the Consumer Products Group at NBC Universal and the controller for the Digital Studio Division at Sony Pictures Entertainment. He started his career at Grant Thornton and Deloitte & Touche. He graduated from California State University at Northridge with a B.S. in business administration and a major in accounting.

Vice President, Communications
The J. Paul Getty Trust

Lisa Lapin joined Getty in September 2018 as vice president of communications. She oversees all central communications, media relations and marketing for the Getty. Prior to joining the Getty, she served for 10 years as the chief communication officer at Stanford University. Prior to that, she led communications at the University of California, Davis, and spent 15 years as a journalist and editor at the Sacramento Bee, the San Jose Mercury News, the L.A. bureau of the New York Times, and the Los Angeles Times. She is a member of the Arthur Page Society, the American Marketing Association, and served on the Public Affairs Committee of Association of American Universities, and as a trustee to the Council for Advancement and Support of Education. Lapin holds a master’s degree from Stanford and a B.A. in journalism from the University of Southern California.

Managing Director, Equities and Bonds and Assistant Treasurer
The J. Paul Getty Trust

Ben Liou joined the Trust in October 2001 and is the managing director for the public equities, private equities, and bond portfolios. He was appointed as assistant treasurer in June 2010. Prior to joining the Getty, Liou was an investment banking executive at Nomura Securities in their Tokyo and New York offices. While at Nomura, he was responsible for implementing British privatizations and equities transactions in the telecommunications and pharmaceuticals sectors. He was also a country relationship manager for China, Indonesia, and Vietnam, providing financial advisory services to various government agencies. Additionally, he has been vice president of IT mergers & acquisitions in Chicago and a principal at GCM Capital Markets in Irvine. Liou has a B.A. in economics from the University of California at Berkeley. He also has a J.D. from the University of Southern California, where he was a member of Law Review, and an M.B.A. from the Drucker School of Management at the Claremont Graduate School, where he was a Mayr Scholar.

The Getty Research Institute

Mary Miller is director of the Getty Research Institute. A longtime member of the Yale University faculty, she served as Dean of Yale College from 2008-2014 and held many University leadership roles. For both her curatorial and scholarly work on ancient Mexico and the Maya, Dr. Miller has won national recognition including a Guggenheim Fellowship and a Getty Grant. She was elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences in 1994. Named a Sterling Professor at Yale in 2008, she delivered the Fifty-ninth A. W. Mellon lectures at the National Gallery of Art in 2010 and the Slade Lectures at Cambridge University in 2015. Dr. Miller was invited by UCLA to deliver the 2018-19 Gretchen Taylor Millson Distinguished Lecture, an endowed annual lecture honoring women scholars and feminist concerns. Dr. Miller earned her A.B. from Princeton and her Ph.D. from Yale.

Vice President, Chief Financial Officer, and Chief Operating Officer
The J. Paul Getty Trust

Steven A. Olsen joined Getty in July 2018 as vice president, chief financial officer (CFO), and chief operating officer (COO). An accomplished financial executive, Olsen was the vice chancellor and CFO at UCLA, in addition to treasurer and finance committee chairman of Hammer Museum, before joining the Getty. He also served as chief deputy director for the California Department of General Services, serving as COO for the state’s procurement, real estate and telecommunications services, as well as deputy director of the California Department of Finance. Olsen holds a B.A. in political science and economics from UCLA and a master's degree from UC Berkeley's Graduate School of Public Policy.

Maria Hummer-Tuttle and Robert Tuttle Director
The J. Paul Getty Museum

Timothy Potts joined Getty as director of the J. Paul Getty Museum in September 2012. His previous position was director and Marlay Curator of the Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge, from 2008 to 2012, where he was also professorial fellow and director of studies in the history of art at Clare College. Previous to that, he was director of the Kimbell Art Museum in Fort Worth, Texas from 1998 to 2007, director of the National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne, from 1994 to 1998, and a research lecturer and research fellow in ancient art and archaeology at Christ Church, Oxford, from 1984 to 1990. He is a fellow of the Society of Antiquaries. Born in Sydney, Australia, he holds a B.A. with double first class honors and university medals in archaeology/ancient art and philosophy from the University of Sydney, and a D.Phil. (PhD) in ancient Near Eastern art and archaeology from the University of Oxford. Dr. Potts is the author of numerous publications on ancient art, culture, and history; museum studies; and art history.

Vice President, Getty Digital
The J. Paul Getty Trust

Jenn Stringer joined Getty in July 2023 as vice president and chief digital officer of Getty Digital. She oversees the organization’s IT team and Trust-wide strategic digital initiatives, including systems that support expansive digital art and photography collections, cultural heritage data management, and the archives of the Getty Library. Stringer has led computer, technology and learning services in libraries and universities for over 35 years, including a decade in IT leadership roles at UC Berkeley. Before becoming UC Berkeley’s CIO in 2020, Stringer served as the campus’ deputy chief information officer, assistant vice chancellor for IT, and as the chief academic technology officer. Stringer is a Frye Leadership Institute Fellow and is a past member of the EDUCAUSE Institute of Management Faculty. She currently represents EDUCAUSE on the Coalition for Networked Information (CNI) Steering Committee, and is a former Viewpoints Editor for Educause Review. Stringer holds a degree in History from the University of California, Santa Cruz and a Masters in Library and Information Science from San Jose State University.

Interim Vice President, Development
The J. Paul Getty Trust

The Getty Foundation

Joan Weinstein is director of the Getty Foundation. Since joining Getty she has directed grant initiatives internationally related to art history, conservation, and museum practice, and is the co-creator of Pacific Standard Time, a Getty-funded initiative of thematically linked exhibitions and programs presented by cultural institutions across Southern California. Throughout her career she has been active in professional organizations in the fields of art history, philanthropy, and preservation and has served on a number of nonprofit boards. Weinstein began her career teaching art history at the University of Pittsburgh and is the author of several books and numerous articles on the history of modern art in Weimar Germany. She holds a PhD in the history of art from the University of California, Los Angeles, and studied at the Phillips-Universität Marburg in Germany.

John E. and Louise Bryson Director
The Getty Conservation Institute

Timothy Whalen is John E. and Louise Bryson Director of the Getty Conservation Institute (GCI). His professional association with Getty dates to 1983, when he was appointed assistant director of the Getty Center for the History of Art and the Humanities, and then associate director of the Getty Building Program. In 1991 he assumed the position of senior program officer in the Getty Foundation, and in December 1998 he was named the GCI's director. Whalen is an advisor to the National Trust for Historic Preservation, a member of the board of studies for the Courtauld Institute of Art's M.A. program in the conservation of wall paintings, and a member of the United States National Commission to UNESCO. A California native, he holds a B.A. in art history as well as an M.A. in museum studies and art history from the University of Southern California.

Vice President, Chief Investment Officer, and Treasurer
The J. Paul Getty Trust

James Williams has been the vice president and chief investment officer of the Trust since December 2002 and was appointed treasurer in May 2006. Before joining Getty, Williams spent three years as the president of Harbor Capital Advisors and president of the Harbor Fund's family of mutual funds. Prior to that, he was manager of the pension asset management department of Ford Motor Company. Williams holds a B.S. in engineering from the University of Michigan and an M.B.A. in finance from the University of Chicago.

Past presidents of the J. Paul Getty Trust with dates of service.

*Harold Williams, Founding President and CEO, 1981–1998
Barry Munitz, President and CEO, 1998–2006
*Deborah Marrow, Interim President and CEO, 2006–2007; 2010–2011
*James Wood, President and CEO, 2007–2010
James Cuno, President and CEO, 2011–2022