The Newport Beach Public Library Foundation is pleased to announce the hiring of Meg Linton as its new Chief Executive Officer. Ms. Linton brings a vibrant new energy to the Foundation, backed by over 20 years of leading and stewarding cultural institutions, non-profits, and academic arts programs. Her former positions include Executive Director of the Museum of Contemporary Art Santa Barbara (formerly the Contemporary Arts Forum), Director of Galleries and Exhibitions for the Ben Maltz Gallery at the Otis College of Art and Design in Los Angeles, and Executive Director of the Center for Contemporary Arts in Santa Fe, New Mexico.
Peter Keller, President of the Bowers Museum in Santa Ana, says “Ms. Linton is highly skilled and knowledgeable, a person who will be a powerful addition to the Orange County community.”
Having grown up in Newport Beach, Ms. Linton fondly recalls her childhood memories visiting the Newport Beach Public Library and also the librarians who became her friends while earning her Bachelors degree in English at the University of California, Irvine. She completed a Master of Fine Arts degree at California State University, Fullerton. In addition, she obtained a Certificate in Museum Leadership from The Getty Leadership Institute in Los Angeles.
Ms. Linton has worked with and mentored many aspiring artists, curators, and scholars. Her contribution to The Getty’s first Pacific Standard: Art in LA 1945-1980 initiative allowed her to partner with The Getty Foundation, The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Henry Luce Foundation, the Barbara Lee Family Foundation and the Department of Cultural Affairs for the City of Los Angeles. She is an advocate for arts, culture and education and is currently working on an historical novel.
According to Cathy Voreyer, the chair of the NBPL Foundation’s Board, “Our goal was to find a leader who understands the history as well as the vision of the Library Foundation, and who can propel us into the next decade with strong leadership and thought-provoking ideas. We are confident that Ms. Linton is that leader.”
As a non-profit organization, the Newport Beach Public Library Foundation depends on its members and sponsors to fund valuable library resources, programs and services, and engages the community through the presentation of diverse literary, cultural, and intellectual programs.
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