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Michael Lynton of Sony Entertainment elected to Getty Trust board

originally posted by The Los Angeles Times
July 8, 2014

Michael Lynton, the chief executive officer of Sony Entertainment, has joined the board of trustees of the J. Paul Getty Trust in Los Angeles. He is one of two recently elected Getty trustees, along with James F. Rothenberg, a financial executive who will join the board in January.

Getty trustees are elected for a four-year term, and can serve three terms. The board, which is currently chaired by Mark S. Siegel, supervises many aspects of the Getty, including selecting officers and overseeing general management.

The Getty Trust is a cultural and philanthropic institution that consists of the Getty Museum, the Getty Research Institute and other constituent Getty organizations.

The British-born Lynton joined Sony in 2004, having held other top management jobs in the entertainment and media industries. At Sony, he is also the CEO and chairman of Sony Pictures Entertainment.

In addition to his new board position at the Getty, Lynton also serves on the board of the Los Angeles County Museum of Art.

Rothenberg is the chairman of the Capital Group Companies, a privately held investment firm in L.A.

The Getty Trust board has close to 15 members and includes Stewart Resnick, Neil L. Rudenstine and James Cuno, who is president and CEO of the Getty Trust.

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