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SFMOMA Names New Members To Board Of Trustees

Release date: December 14, 2007

At its November 1, 2007, meeting, the Board of Trustees of the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA) elected two new members: Janet Lamkin and Stuart Peterson.

As the president of Bank of America California, Lamkin represents the face of the company to organizations and communities across the state. She is responsible for ensuring the integration of the company's entire operation throughout the state, delivering Bank of America's full range of services to customers, clients, and communities and meeting its aggressive growth goals across all lines of business.

Lamkin has worked for Bank of America California for more than 10 years, serving in a variety of roles, most recently as the company's corporate communications and public affairs executive. She left the bank in 2005 to become president and chief executive officer of the California Bankers Association and returned in June 2007 to assume her current role. She began her career as a legislative assistant on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C., where she helped draft legislation for Rep. Norm Shumway and served as the legislative analyst for Sen. Paula Hawkins. She has served on the California Advisory Council of Economic Development and was the president of the Professional Business Women of California.

A former president of the State Government Affairs Council, Lamkin serves on the boards of the California Business Roundtable, the California Chamber of Commerce, the California International Relations Foundation, the Pacific Coast Banking School, and the Southern California Leadership Council. She was named one of the 100 most influential businesswomen in the Bay Area by the San Francisco Business Times in both 2002 and 2003.

Peterson is president of Artis Capital Management LP and portfolio manager for the Artis family of funds, which has more than $2.5 billion under management. Before forming Artis in August 2001, he was managing director and a member of The Cypress Funds LLC, an SEC-registered investment adviser that served a U.S. and offshore global long/short equity hedge fund. At Cypress, which he joined in 1997, he was responsible for the firm's technology sector investments and strategy; the company had approximately $1.2 billion of assets under management when he left.

Peterson holds a bachelor's degree in economics from the University of California, Los Angeles, and a master's degree in analytic finance from the University of Chicago's Graduate School of Business.

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