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Joanne Corday Kozberg: The Getty Trust from a Trustee’s Perspective, 2005-2017

Interviewee(s):
Corday Kozberg, Joanne
Interviewer(s):
Tewes, Amanda
Title:
Joanne Corday Kozberg: The Getty Trust from a Trustee’s Perspective, 2005-2017
Abstract:
Joanne Corday Kozberg is a consultant for the public affairs firm California Strategies, LLC, and served on the board of trustees for the Getty Trust from 2005 to 2017. Ms. Kozberg grew up in Los Angeles, California, and attended University of California Berkeley in the 1960s. She was a graduate of the Coro Fellowship Program and completed her master’s degree at Occidental College. Kozberg then worked at the Coro Foundation and the NAACP Legal Defense Fund. Kozberg served as the California Secretary of State and Consumer Services under Governor Pete Wilson from 1993 to 1998. She also served as the Chair of the California Arts Council from 1999 to 1991 and was a Regent of the University of California from 1998 to 2011. Kozberg was the President and Chief Operating Officer of the Music Center of Los Angeles County from 1999 to 2002. In this interview, Kozberg discusses her early life and education; experiences in public service and training with the Coro Foundation; her government work, including serving as the California Secretary of State and Consumer Services and a Regent of the University of California, as well as the Chair of the California Arts Council; continuing to work in the arts as the President and Chief Operating Officer of the Music Center of Los Angeles County; joining the Getty board of trustees in 2005 and serving during a period of financial, legal, and managerial difficulties; the challenges and successes of the Getty Trust; continuing her service to the Getty Trust after leaving the board of trustees in 2017; and working at California Strategies, LLC.
Subject area(s):
Arts and Letters
Interview date(s):
2018
Project:
Getty Trust
Rights:
Joanne Corday Kozberg, “Joanne Corday Kozberg: The Getty Trust from a Trustee’s Perspective, 2005-2017” conducted by Amanda Tewes in 2018, Oral History Center, The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley, under the auspices of the J. Paul Getty Trust, 2018.