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Two New Trustees Join the Board of California Institute of the Arts (CalArts)

Television executive Louise Henry Bryson, and luxury retailer Leslie McMorrow lend their professional expertise to CalArts’ Board of Trustees.

Valencia, CA, January 7—California Institute of the Arts (CalArts) is pleased to announce the addition of two new members to its Board of Trustees—Leslie McMorrow and Louise Henry Bryson. Ms. McMorrow is Senior Buyer for international luxury retail company Seaside Luxe. Before her retirement in 2008, Ms. Bryson was the President of Distribution for Lifetime Television and Executive Vice President and General Manager of Lifetime Movie Networks. 

Oversight of the Institute, comprising the schools of Art, Critical Studies, Film/Video, Theater, The Sharon Disney Lund School of Dance and The Herb Alpert School of Music, requires a unique array of talents and professional backgrounds. “I am so pleased to welcome Leslie McMorrow and Louise Henry Bryson to the Board of Trustees,” noted CalArts President Steven Lavine. “Both have achieved great things in their respective professions and offer CalArts the benefit of their expertise and commitment to the arts and education. They will enrich our Board with their wide ranging experiences in education, media, advertising, marketing and nonprofit leadership.” 

Currently, Ms. McMorrow is Senior Buyer for Seaside Luxe, a company created to conceive, develop, design, and operate one-of-a-kind retail environments in five-star hotels and resorts around the world. For more than ten years, she was the creative force behind advertising and marketing campaigns with the real estate investment and services firm Kennedy-Wilson.  In addition to her career in international real estate investment and services, Ms. McMorrow collaborated with Barney’s New York to stage high profile fashion benefits with such legendary design houses as Lanvin, Nina Ricci, and Emanuel Ungaro. 

Ms. McMorrow serves on the advisory board of the Rape Foundation and is a supporter of The Rema Hort Mann Foundation, P.S. Arts, Windward School, USC, UCSB Alumni Association, Los Angeles Ballet and the Los Angeles Museum of Contemporary Art.

Beginning her career in television as a documentary producer, Ms. Bryson spent thirty-four years in the industry. In addition to her leadership at Lifetime, she was Senior Vice President at FX Networks and responsible for the distribution of Fox Inc.’s new cable news channels.  She also represented all Fox-owned and affiliated station in retransmission negotiations with cable and satellite companies.  

Having served on the Board of Trustees for the J. Paul Getty Trust for 12 years including four as Chair of the Board, Ms. Bryson was made Chair Emerita in 2010. Ms. Bryson is currently a trustee for seven American Funds and Pomona College.  She also serves on the board of directors of Huntington Memorial Hospital, California Community Foundation and Los Angeles Fund for Public Education. 

Last edited by ccrawford on Mar 10, 2014
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