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THE J. PAUL GETTY TRUST NAMES MARIA HUMMER-TUTTLE TO BOARD OF TRUSTEES

New member brings expertise in the arts, international affairs, and non-profit management

May 19, 2009

LOS ANGELES—The Board of Trustees of the J. Paul Getty Trust today announced it has elected Maria Hummer-Tuttle as a member of the board.

Ms. Hummer-Tuttle practiced law for 20 years and was a partner and chair of the management committee of Manatt, Phelps and Phillips in Los Angeles.  She has served on a number of business and charitable boards including The Music Center of Los Angeles County, The Armand Hammer Museum of Art and Cultural Center, Los Angeles World Affairs Council, Children's Institute Inc., Pitzer College, Mount St. Mary's College and Scripps College.  She recently co-authored the book Winfield House, published by Thames & Hudson, and serves on the board of the Foundation for Art and Preservation in Embassies. 

Honors include the Buddy Award in 1989 from the NOW Legal Defense and Education Fund, the 1994 Women of Achievement Award in Law from the Century City Chamber of Commerce, and the American Jewish Committee’s Learned Hand Award in 1997.

"We are delighted to welcome Maria Hummer-Tuttle to the Getty," said Louise Bryson, chair, on behalf of the entire Getty Board.  "We are an international institution with a strong commitment to Los Angeles and Maria’s long history of leadership in the city’s civic affairs, combined with her international experience, makes her an ideal addition to our Board."

Ms. Hummer-Tuttle joins a Getty Board of Trustees that includes leaders in art, education, and business who volunteer their time and expertise on behalf of the Getty. Members include Louise H. Bryson, chair, Stewart A. Resnick, Jay S. Wintrob, William E.B. Siart, Joanne C. Kozberg, Peter J. Taylor, Luis G. Nogales, Paul LeClerc, Neil L. Rudenstine, Frances Daly Fergusson, Mark S. Siegel and James N. Wood, president and CEO of the J. Paul Getty Trust. 

Ms. Hummer-Tuttle received her B.A. from Scripps College and her JD from UCLA School of Law.  She recently returned to Los Angeles from London, where her husband Robert Holmes Tuttle served as ambassador to the Court of St. James’s.

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