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Our Board

Our Board

Our Board of Directors is comprised of a group of dedicated individuals from a diverse range of backgrounds, specialties and fields. They are responsible for overseeing and governing Pasadena Heritage’s strategic initiatives to ensure that we are pursuing the best for Pasadena and fulfilling the core elements of our mission.

February 2024 – January 2025



Annaly Bennett, Board Chair
      Owner, Annaly Bennett Interior Design; Travel group leader

Tony Bu, Vice-Chair for Education
      Community Development Supervisor, City of Temple City; former Pasadena Heritage Getty summer intern

John Dean, Secretary
      Court Officer, United States District Court (retired); President, La Pintoresca Library Associates; Past President, East Arroyo Residents Association

Joe Kilanowski, Vice-Chair for Advocacy
      Architect, joeKilanowski Architecture; Executive Architect, Walt Disney Imagineering (retired)

Suzanne Marks, Vice-Chair for Development
      Public Relations and Marketing; past owner Pasadena Advertising, PADV; past Old Pasadena Management District Board Member

Michael Robleto, Vice-Chair for PR and Marketing
      Realtor, specializing in historic properties; Pasadena Heritage and LA Conservancy Docent

Brad Thiel, Treasurer
      Securities Trader with UBS (retired); restorer of historic homes

Board Members

Mark Baker
      Vice President Global Business Services / Director Office Services, Capital Group | American Funds

Juan Dela Cruz
      Private school teacher and administrator, past Craftsman Weekend exhibitor coordinator, past Bungalow Heaven board member, and Pasadena Historic Preservation Commissioner

Tom Marble
      Architect, Principal, Tom Marble Architecture; Urbanist and Educator

Janny Mulholland
      Project manager for major theme parks with Disney Imagineering (retired)

Negin Nazemi
      Attorney with Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher in Los Angeles; Los Angeles Center of Photography Board Member

Dave Nufer
       Executive Director of a health-related non-profit and former marketing professional. Long-time member, expert docent and program creator for Pasadena Heritage.

Penny Plotkin
      Community advocate; Past Board Member of Pasadena Museum of History and Old Pasadena Management District

Steve Preston 
      Former City Manager for the City of San Gabriel (retired), city planner, member and officer of APA and other planning organizations, lecturer at Cal Poly Pomona

Karen Sauve
      Broker Associate at Compass Real Estate

Blair Smith
      Senior City Planner for the City of Los Angeles, Housing Policy Unit; former Pasadena Heritage Communications Coordinator

Ana Soulriver
      Commercial Real Estate professional; Senior Associate, NAI Capital – Pasadena

Jim Zelenay
    Attorney, partner with Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher, historic homeowner

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