The Museum of Ventura County announces the appointment of three new members of its Board of Directors, as well as the full slate of board members for 2019-2020.
Joining the Board of Directors are Jessica Arciniega, Oxnard, David Fukutomi, Camarillo, and Tom Pecht, Oxnard. “We feel incredibly fortunate that Tom, Jessica, and David have chosen to join the Board of Directors. Their combined experience and expertise in building stronger communities will be a tremendous help in the Museum as it works to inspire vibrant communities by connecting the past, present, and future.” stated Elena Brokaw, Barbara Barnard Smith Executive Director.
Jessica Arciniega, formerly an associate at Wasserman, Comden, Casselman and Esenten, LLP, has now been an Assistant General Counsel at the Agricultural Labor Relations Board since 2012. Jessica is also formerly a board member of MICOP (the Mixteco Indígena Community Organizing Project).
David Fukutomi is a prominent government and private sector consultant specializing in security and emergency management. His government service has included stints with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and the California Governor’s Office of Emergency Services. He has served as a consultant to various government agencies including the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Department of Defense, U.S Department of Veterans Affairs and State of California.
Tom Pecht is the co-owner and operator of Pecht Ranch, a family business that grows avocados and citrus. He is part of a multi-generational County family. Tom is involved with numerous other regional non-profits. He serves on the board of directors for Livingston Memorial Visiting Nurse Association and the Leadership Advisory Council for Interface
The Museum is also pleased to announce that three board members have committed to remain serving on the board through June 2022: Al Lowe of Camarillo, Mike Sedell of Simi Valley, and Leslie Leavens of Ventura.
The Museum of Ventura County celebrates, preserves and interprets the art, history and culture of Ventura County, the California Channel Islands and the surrounding region through its collections, exhibitions, events, educational programs, publications and its research library, and serves as a gathering place for the community. The Museum has two locations. The main museum is located at 100 East Main Street, Ventura, CA 93001 and is open Tuesday – Sunday 11 a.m. – 5 p.m., 805-653-0323. The Agriculture Museum is located at 926 Railroad Avenue, Santa Paula, CA 93060 and is open Wednesday – Sunday 10 a.m. – 4 p.m., 805-525-3100. For more information, visit venturamuseum.org .