Board of Directors



Suzanne Deal Booth is an arts advocate, philanthropist, and collector. In 1998, she founded the Friends of Heritage Preservation (FOHP), a group of individuals committed to the critical preservation and conservation needs of artistic and cultural heritage.

In 2003, after she spent a year living in Rome with her young family, the Suzanne Deal Booth Rome Prize Fellowship for Historic Preservation and Conservation was created at the American Academy in Rome and has awarded annual fellowships ever since.

Through her patronage, a Skyspace by James Turrell, titled Twilight Epiphany, was realized in 2012 and named the Suzanne Deal Booth Centennial Skyspace on Rice University’s campus in Houston, Texas.

In 2016 she created the Suzanne Deal Booth Art Prize – a biennial, unrestricted award of $100,000 given to an artist selected every two years, which also includes a solo exhibition and scholarly publication. The first recipient was Rodney McMillian (2018). The prize was expanded to $200,000 and renamed through a partnership with FLAG Art Foundation. Nicole Eisenman was the first recipient of the expanded prize (2020).

Suzanne currently serves on the boards of the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, The Menil Collection, American Friends of the Centre Pompidou, Ballroom Marfa, The Contemporary Austin and Calder Foundation.

Suzanne’s current endeavors include establishing and cultivating Bella Oaks, an organic vineyard and olive orchard in Napa Valley, California.



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. Today Colgin Cellars is one of the four members of LVMH Vins d’Exception along with Château Cheval Blanc, Chateau d’Yquem and Domaine Clos Lambrays.

Ann 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’s permanent collection. She helped to develop many successful charity wine auctions in the US and is a Trustee of the Naples Winter Wine Festival. 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 $16 million.

She shares her verve and zest for life with her husband, Joe Wender. The two are owners of Camille Giroud in Burgundy. Their contemporary art collection focuses on women artists primarily from California.


Bill Fisher is the founder and Managing Partner for Manzanita Capital, a London based private equity firm focused in the area of Health, Wellness and Beauty. The firm continues to be active in Paris, London and NY. He is a member of the board of Diptyque, Byredo and SpaceNK.

Bill is a fourth-generation San Franciscan. He is a board member of Gap Inc. and is on the Board of Overseers for the UCSF Foundation. He serves as the Chair of the board for the San Francisco City Fields Foundation and is the Co-Chair of the Sakana Foundation. Recently, he became Vice Chair Emeritus of the Exploratorium.

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. He sits on the Princeton University Art Museum Advisory Council. Bill is also a member of the Director’s Circle at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art and is a board member of the Fisher Art Foundation.


Suzanne Deal Booth, Chair and President
William Fisher, Vice President
John Diemer, Treasurer
Ann Colgin, Secretary


Suzanne Deal Booth
Ann Barry Colgin
John Diemer
William S. Fisher
Steven J. Guttman
Guillaume Jesel
Almudena Legorreta
Steve Strandberg


Xavier Rey, Director, Centre Pompidou

Laurent Le Bon, President, Centre Pompidou

Floriane de Saint Pierre, President, amis du Centre Pompidou


Alfred Pacquement
Judith Pillsbury
Bruno Racine
Alain Seban


Guillaume Jesel