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Santa Monica History Museum Announces New Board Members:

The Santa Monica History Museum announces the addition of three new board members to its board of directors. 

“The board is comprised of prominent and respected business, civic and social leaders from the area,” Eddie Guerboian, the museum’s chairman of the board, stated.

The new members are Rob Schwenker, Ricardo Bandini-Johnson, and Terri Decker.

Schwenker is the vice president of business operations of the Santa Monica Daily Press. He is an active member of Santa Monica and strongly believes in giving back to the community. Rob is a distinguished past president of the Santa Monica Kiwanis Club and currently serves on the club’s board of directors. He also currently serves as President of the Santa Monica Jaycees, on the board of directors of the Santa Monica Police Activities League, and on the executive board of Buy Local Santa Monica.

Bandini-Johnson is president of the Bandini Foundation. His great-aunt Arcadia Bandini de Baker was the wife of the city’s co-founder, Col. Robert S. Baker. He has been associated with the Santa Monica History Museum from its beginning. Ric is the curator of the museum’s Senator John P. Jones and Bandini Collections with more than 50,000 original documents, photographs and records which he helped catalogue from 2004 to 2009. He is instrumental in the restoration of the golf course at the VA Hospital.

Decker is senior vice president and market manager for the Los Angeles Central Market of Chase Bank and oversees 100 branches. With more than 40 experiences in the banking industry, Terri has held various positions. Her leadership experiences include positions in Retail and Small Business Banking and Marketing across the nation. Terri is active with numerous civic organizations, and is currently on the board for No limits for Deaf and Hard of Hearing Children and Chairman of the Volunteer Leadership Group in Greater LA for Chase Bank.

They joined other board members, Eddie Guerboian, Readers Fine Jewelers; Judi Barker, Barker Hangar-SM Air Center; Becky Upchurch, Santa Monica Bay Woman’s Club; John Bohn, The Bradmore Group; Susan Gabriel-Potter, Bob Gabriel Co. Insurance; and ex-officio board members: Kristina Andresen, Andersen Associates Architects; Misti Kens, Santa Monica Convention & Visitors’ Bureau; Richard Lawrence, National Bank of California; James Parr, Jr., Certified Public Accountant; Mary Ann Powell, Pacific Park-Santa Monica Pier; Kathleen Rawson, Downtown Santa Monica, Inc.; and Laurel Rosen, Santa Monica  Chamber of Commerce.

“We are delighted to have such a dynamic and energetic group of men and women who not only share our love for Santa Monica, but who are equally committed to preserving its many historic, artistic and cultural treasures for future generations to experience and enjoy” said, Louise Gabriel, President, CEO and Founder.

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