ABOUT

EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE

STEVEN J. GUTTMAN CHAIRMAN

Steven Guttman is Founder and Chairman of UOVO Fine Art Storage and is an industry veteran with over 40 years of real estate development experience. Previous to UOVO, Mr. Guttman founded and is also Chairman of Storage Deluxe Management Company (SDMC), of which he is the main investor. Mr. Guttman had a 30-year career with Federal Realty Investment Trust (NYSE), where he served as Chairman and CEO. During this period, Federal Realty’s real estate assets grew from $40 million to over $2.3 billion. He previously served as a Director of several banks, as a member of the Zell/Lurie Real Estate Center Advisory Board of The Wharton School of The University of Pennsylvania, as a guest lecturer at MIT, as a member of the Executive Committee of the Board of Advisors of The George Washington University Law School, and as a member of the Board of Regents of Mercersburg Academy.

Together with his wife, Kathy, Guttman is an avid art collector, is a member of the Chairman’s Council of the Whitney Museum, is Chairman of the Centre Pompidou Foundation, and served on the Board of Directors of the Miami Art Museum. In 2016 Guttman was named Chevalier de la Légion d’Honneur by France's government, the nation's highest honor, for his contributions to France through his philanthropic work with the Centre Pompidou Foundation.

ANN COLGIN

Ann Colgin founded Colgin Cellars in 1992 with a vision of making the finest wines possible from exceptional hillside vineyards in the St. Helena area of Napa Valley and has since forged a world-renowned reputation for California’s small production, hand-crafted red wines.

Ann completed her M.A. at New York University, and was subsequently President of Fairchilds Fine Art, Inc. She serves as a consultant to Sotheby’s Wine Department and helped to develop many successful charity wine auctions in the US. To date, Ann’s donations of rare verticals and large format bottles of Colgin wines to carefully chosen charities dedicated to health care, community services and the arts have raised over $9 million.

She is a member of the Executive Committee of LACMA’s Board of Trustees and the Chair of the popular Collectors Committee Weekend which plays an essential role in acquiring significant works of art for LACMA.

She shares her verve and zest for life with her husband, Joe Wender. The two also have an ownership interest in Camille Giroud in Burgundy.

She was a founding vintner and auctioneer of the Naples Winter Wine Festival, helping to bring in more than $100 million for at-risk and underprivileged children in just 12 years. She is a member of the Women Presidents’ Organization and she recently received The Golden Plate Award from The Academy of Achievement.

WILLIAM S. FISHER

William is a fourth-generation San Franciscan. He is currently Vice Chair of the Board of the Exploratorium and also serves as the Chair of the board for the San Francisco Playfields Initiative. Additionally, he serves on the Stanford University Graduate School of Business Advisory Council and sits on the Princeton University Art Museum Advisory Council.

In 2001, he founded, and is currently managing partner, of the London-based private equity firm Manzanita Capital. Manzanita Capital invests in International entrepreneurs and emerging companies, which include SpaceNK and Diptyque.

Bill and his wife Sakurako live in San Francisco and are avid art collectors whose focus has been 19th century photography, contemporary art and outdoor/indoor sculpture.

JAMIE McCOURT

Jamie McCourt is a Los Angeles-based entrepreneur, venture capitalist and philanthropist whose proficiency in identifying talent and opportunity has been the foundation for an accomplished career spanning business and baseball.

An Eye for Talent.
Her investment firm, Jamie Enterprises, principally invests in high-value real estate, biotechnology ventures, and technology start-ups. She was an early stage investor in ZipCar, now the nation’s largest peer-to-peer car sharing service. More recently, she was one of the first investors in Kite Pharma, a clinical-stage pharmaceutical company that went public in record time, and Yo, the push notification system that has taken Silicon Valley by storm.

As a major advocate for and investor in contemporary art, Jamie is committed to supporting emerging artistic talent, especially from the Los Angeles area. She serves on the Board of Trustees of the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, as well as its Finance Committee. Additionally, she serves on the Board of Trustees of The Museum of Contemporary Art. She is also a member of the Board of the Centre Pompidou Foundation and its Executive Committee.

Blazing a Trail.
Jamie is a pioneer in the field of business education. Her innovative class at the UCLA Anderson School of Management, “The Pursuit of Leadership: A Female Perspective,” was the first accredited graduate-level leadership course specifically designed for women at a leading U.S. business school. Business education and the role of women in senior management remain priorities.

Jamie began her career practicing law for 14 years in New York and Massachusetts, and subsequently focused on real estate development for 10 years. From 2004 to 2011, Jamie was Co-Owner, President and CEO of the Los Angeles Dodgers. She was the highest-ranking woman in baseball and one of the few female executives in all of professional sports. Under her direction, the Dodgers set a club record for single season attendance and won back-to-back division titles for the first time in 30 years.

Passion with Purpose.
A proud supporter of Israel and the worldwide Jewish community, Jamie McCourt studied comparative law at the Hebrew University in Jerusalem and is a recipient of the Scopus award, the highest humanitarian honor conferred by the American Friends of the Hebrew University. Past Scopus laureates include Steven Spielberg, Ted Turner, Gregory Peck, Barbra Streisand and Elie Wiesel.

Jamie graduated from Georgetown University and served as a chairman of Georgetown’s Third Century Campaign, which raised more than a billion dollars for that institution. As a testament to her own belief in education as the great equalizer, she also has a diploma from the Sorbonne in Paris, a JD from the University of Maryland School of Law, and an MS in Management from the MIT Sloan School of Management.

Jamie currently serves on the Executive Board of the UCLA Anderson School of Management as well as the North American Executive Board at the MIT Sloan School of Management. In addition, she serves on the Board of Councilors of the USC Thornton School of Music.

Most recently, Jamie was appointed to the Board of Directors of the Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts. She also joined the Board of Directors of Business Executives for National Security, a non-profit through which senior business leaders advise the U.S. government on many difficult national security challenges. She is also a Sustaining Member of the Pacific Council on International Policy.

A respected food and wine connoisseur, Jamie is an investor in a variety of culinary ventures including Bouchon of the Thomas Keller Restaurant Group. Jamie recently celebrated the second harvest at her vineyard on Auberge Road, in Rutherford in Napa Valley, where she is committed to producing a world-class hillside Cabernet Sauvignon.

The proud mother of four sons, Jamie is an avid swimmer and a passionate advocate of California’s business and cultural communities.

  • EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE
  • Ann Barry Colgin
  • William Fisher
  • Steven J. Guttman
  • Jamie McCourt
  • OFFICERS
  • Steven J. Guttman, Chairman
  • Eliza Osborne, Secretary
  • John Diemer, Treasurer
  • BOARD OF DIRECTORS
  • Guilherme Affonso
  • Suzanne Deal Booth
  • Ann Barry Colgin
  • Joan Davidson
  • Clifford I. Davis
  • John Diemer
  • William S. Fisher
  • Lynda Greig
  • Steven J. Guttman
  • Jamie McCourt
  • Lois Weinroth
  • EX-OFFICIO DIRECTORS
  • Bernard Blistène,
  • Director, Centre Pompidou
  • Serge Lasvignes,
  • President, Centre Pompidou
  • HONORARY DIRECTORS
  • Alfred Pacquement
  • Judith Pillsbury
  • Bruno Racine
  • Alain Seban
  • ACQUISITIONS COMMITTEE
  • Suzanne Deal Booth, Co-Chairman
  • Joan Davidson
  • Lynda Greig