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MAR 17, 2016

Moving and Shaking: New Executive Board at LAMOTH

By Ryan Torok, Jewish Journal.

The Los Angeles Museum of the Holocaust (LAMOTH) has appointed Beth Kean, a third-generation Holocaust survivor, as president of its board of directors. Kean succeeds E. Randol Schoenberg, who filled the post for the past decade and who will continue to serve as a nonvoting member of the board.

L.A. Museum of the Holocaust executive board members are (from left) Vice President Andrea Cayton, President Beth Kean, Treasurer Paul Nussbaum and Secretary Paulette Nessim. Photo courtesy of L.A. Museum of the Holocaust 

Joining Kean on the board are Vice President Andrea Cayton, the daughter of Holocaust survivor and philanthropist Jona Goldrich; Secretary Paulette Nessim; and Paul Nussbaum, who replaces Kean in the role of treasurer.

The new officers, who were elected on Dec. 13, convened March 3 for the first board meeting since their election.

The museum has seen attendance increase over the past three years, according to Schoenberg. The museum in Pan Pacific Park is set to draw an estimated 50,000 attendees by the year’s end, a 7.5 percent increase from 2014, he said.

“I am really very excited about the new officers and that this transition has gone so smoothly,” the outgoing president said.

Samara Hutman, executive director at LAMOTH, echoed Schoenberg, saying, “This is a historic transition.”