Louise Henry Bryson

Public Media Group of Southern California
Company executive (broadcasting); Museum trustee
Leadership, Policy, and Communications
Business, Corporate, and Philanthropic Leadership

Louise Bryson is Chair Emerita of the J. Paul Getty Trust and co-founder and Chair of the Getty Conservation Institute Council. She has had a 30-year career in media, and until 2009 was president of distribution for Lifetime Entertainment Services and executive vice president and general manager of Lifetime Movie Network (LMN). Ms. Bryson began her career in public television as a writer and producer, and served on the PBS National Board. She was chair of the Los Angeles PBS Station, KCET, and one of the founding members of Southern California Public Radio/KPCC. She served on the boards of California Community Foundation, California Institute of the Arts (CalArts) and Huntington Memorial Hospital and was a Trustee of seven American Funds. She currently is Chair of Public Media Group Southern California (PMGSC), the two merged PBS stations in Southern California and she serves on the boards of Public Policy Institute of California (PPIC) and Second Stage Theatre in New York and is Trustee Emerita of Pomona College. Ms. Bryson holds an MBA and MAT from Stanford University, and a BA from the University of Washington. She was elected a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences in 2010, and serves on the Academy’s Board and Trust.

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