Kathryn Kanjo, San Diego, CA
Kathryn Kanjo is the Director and CEO at the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego. Previously, she served as the Director of the University Art Museum at UC Santa Barbara and, for seven years, as the Executive Director of Artpace in San Antonio. Her tenure at Artpace marked a period of programmatic growth and increased visibility for the organization. Working with Linda Pace, Kanjo established the Artpace Board of Directors, helped conceptualize CHRISpark and advised on art acquisitions. In addition, she has held curatorial posts at the Portland Art Museum, Oregon and the Whitney Museum of American Art at the Equitable Center, New York City. She has organized one-person exhibitions by Leonardo Drew, Isaac Julien, Catherine Opie, Nancy Rubins, Diana Thater and Jack Whitten among others. Kanjo received a B.A. in art history and English literature from the University of Redlands and an M.A. in art history and museum studies from the University of Southern California.
Rick Moore, President, San Antonio, TX
Rick Moore is the President and former CEO of the Linda Pace Foundation. He resigned as CEO and General Counsel in January 2010 to assume another CEO and General Counsel position for a family office in San Antonio. For his entire career, he has represented tax-exempt organizations in formation, governance, stewardship and taxation issues. He came to work for Linda in 2001 and performed all of the legal, financial and investment oversight roles for her various for-profit and non-profit entities. He had the opportunity to work closely with Linda on a daily basis on her objectives, goals, and plans for the future, and because of this relationship, was immersed in contemporary art. He helped her form the Linda Pace Foundation in 2003 and joined her on the board as one of the initial trustees. In addition to being a lawyer and a CPA, he is a frequent lecturer on legal and taxation issues relating to private foundations and public charities. He acts in various fiduciary and professional capacities on multiple boards, family office counsels, investment committees, private trusts and civic organizations.
Alexa Person, San Antonio, TX
Alexa Person is an Alchemist of Light, author, professional lecturer and filmmaker. Alexa holds a B.A. in Art History from SMU in Dallas and has produced award-winning films with her partners at Aristar Entertainment and Packin’ Heat Pictures. Alexa’s regular public speaking engagements include her work as a Certified Akashic Records Consultant. A committed philanthropist, Alexa has served on boards and special committees in Texas for over eighteen years.
Laura B. Wright, Secretary, Dallas, TX
Laura B. Wright is a social justice advocate, author and inquirer. She’s traveled within the U.S. and abroad, including backpacking solo through Peru and studying mind-body therapy in Switzerland. Her independent spirit took her to San Francisco, CA where she got her start in financial services. Her team worked within the private wealth management groups of UBS Financial Services Inc., Goldman Sachs & Co. and Morgan Stanley. This culminated in over 17 years of experience delivering premium service to ultra-high-net-worth individuals and private foundations. She serves on the Planned Parenthood of Greater Texas Community Board. She earned a Bachelor of Business Administration in Management from The University of Texas at Austin.