Our Board

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

February 2023 – January 2024

Suzanne Marks, Chairman of the Board
Public Relations and Marketing; past owner Pasadena Advertising, PADV; past Old Pasadena Management District Board Member

John Dean, Chair for DEI Committee
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)

Senya Lubisich, Vice-Chair for Education
Professor of History, Citrus College; San Gabriel Preservation Commissioner

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

Annaly Bennett, Vice-Chair for Development
Owner, Annaly Bennett Interior Design; Travel group leader

Bob Ritter, Secretary
Vice President, Human Resources, The Capital Group Companies; prior Board Member and Advisory Council

Karen Sauve, Chair-Blinn House Committee

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

Board Members

Christian Arndt
      Architect, formerly with Moule & Polyzoides Architects & Urbanists; former Project Architect, Hartman Baldwin Design/Build

Michael Avila
      Vice President, Development, Saint John’s Health Center Foundation

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

Tony Bu
      Senior Planner, City of El Monte; former Pasadena Heritage Getty summer intern

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

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

Ben Saltsman
      Attorney with Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher in Los Angeles

Blair Smith
      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