Career Chronology, Past to Present:

Director of Public Relations and Special Events, Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.
Directed all international, national and local media coverage involving the museum’s exhibitions, programs and events. Acted as liaison to local business and community groups, congressional contacts, city governments and the diplomatic corps. Handled full range of special events, including press conferences, corporate receptions, formal dinners, fundraising galas and ceremonies, touring exhibition preview receptions, and cultural events involving the White House. Planned, executed and promoted four concert series, dance performances, lectures and symposia.

Director of Public Information, American Film Institute, Los Angeles, CA
Revamped plans, directions and strategies for providing information about the Institute and its programs to the public, staff, faculty and the media. Supervised staff and recruited and trained interns and volunteers. Administered department budget and acted as liaison to corporate sponsors. Managed promotional campaign for the American Film Institute’s (AFI) Annual National Video Festival which included a retrospective of the work of Jean Luc Godard. Directed press announcement for the AFI Life Achievement Award Winner, Billy Wilder

Vice President, Josh Baran & Associates, Venice, CA
Part of the company executive team responsible for bringing new business to the firm, advising on company policy and contributing strategies for special projects. Established the company’s arts, fashion and special events divisions.

President, Campbell Communications, Los Angeles, CA
Founded this marketing, public affairs, media relations and special events firm serving a broad base of clients in the visual and performing arts, architecture, design, literary, education, lifestyle and entertainment communities. Offered consulting services while holding the position below at UCLA.

Director of Communications and Marketing, UCLA School of the Arts and Architecture (continued private consulting practice)

Developed and managed communications, media relations, and marketing plans for academic programs and 150 annual public events of six UCLA departments; architecture, art, design/media arts, ethnomusicology, music and world arts and cultures (cultural studies and dance). Represented UCLA at major international cultural events, including the International Architecture Biennale in Venice, Italy and art and architecture exhibitions featuring UCLA faculty and alumni at the Centre Pompidou in Paris, France. Directed communications for the school’s $120 million capital campaign; the grand opening of the $52 million Eli and Edythe Broad Art Center, and the $30 million gift that formed the UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music.

President, Campbell Communications
Returned to full time practice. Marketing, public affairs, media relations and special events firm serving a broad base of clients in the visual and performing arts, architecture, design, education, lifestyle, philanthropy, social activism and entertainment communities. 



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Director’s Guild of America building, Rochlin Baran & Balbona Architects

Edgemar complex, Santa Monica Museum of Art, Frank O. Gehry Architects, Abby Sher, developer, client

Pasadena Museum of Art, MDA Johnson Favaro Architecture and Urban Design

Southern California Institute of Architecture (SCI-Arc): Cleantech Competition, ME9, Solar Decathlon 2011

Arts and Culture:

Absolut Los Angeles International Invitational Biennial

American Cinematheque

Arte Brasil

ART.WRITE.NOW., Scholastic Art & Writing Awards

Atlantic Monthly Press

Autry National Center

Balcony Press

Benedicte Saxe Gallery

British Consulate

Broadway Gallery Complex

Butterfields Los Angeles

Community Arts Resources

Craft and Folk Art Museum

Dance INK

Gallery of Contemporary Photography – Jeff Bridges

Hammer Museum Education Department

Inner City Cultural Center

International Association of Art Critics

International Photography Awards Seminar

International Contemporary Los Angeles Art Fair, ART/LA

James Egan, “John Waters Interviews” University of Mississippi Press

Jan Turner Gallery – Mary Obering, Astrid Preston

Los Angeles Art Association

Los Angeles Library Foundation

Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions

Manny Silverman Gallery – Edward Dugmore

Metro Gold Line Foothill Extension Construction Authority – Public Artist Andrew Leicester’s design of the light rail transit, Gold Line Bridge

Metropolitan Master Chorale

Meyers Bloom Gallery – Rod Baer, Jerry Kearns, George Stone, Boyd Webb

Museum of African American Art -Gregory Wiley Edwrads

Pasadena Classical Singers

Pasadena Museum of California Art

Pomona College Museum of Art, James Turrell Exhibition and Skyspace; It Happened at Pomona: Art at the Edge of Los Angeles 1969-1973, part of the Getty’s Pacific Standard Time: Art in L.A. 1945-1980 initiative

Richard Green

Santa Monica Festival

Scottsdale Public Art Program

Severin Wunderman Museum

Smithsonian Institution: SITES

Stephen Cohen Gallery

The Frostig Collection

The Missing Peace: The Dalai Lama Portrait Project

The Woman’s Building

Tobey Moss Gallery

World Festival of Sacred Music


Vito Acconci

Kireilyn Barber

Eleanore Berman

Robbie Conal

Bob Crewe

Nancy Doran

Beatrice Findlay

Gil Garfield

Bonita Hellmer

Douglas Hill

Marcos Lutyens

Owen McGoldrick

Tom Rose

Gali Rotstein

Sylvia Shap

Marischa Slusarski

Sylvia Tidwell

Arthur Tress

Beatrice Wood


ah’ be landscape architects

Classic Tile & Mosaic

Gucci and Fila Sport Watches

Hacienda Hot Springs Inn and Spa


Pacific Design Center

SWATCH Watch International


Arts Inc.

California Arts Council

Getty Center Education Fund

Matt Ivester, author, “lol…OMG! What Every Student Needs to Know About Online Reputation Managemnt, Digital Citizenship and Cyberbullying”

Otis College of Art and Design

Performing Tree

Southern California Institute of Architecture (SCI-Arc): Cleantech Competition, ME9, Solar Decathlon 2011

Entertainment Industry:


Lifetime Television

Petry, Inc.

Pollack Media Group

Jonathan Snyder, film director

Showtime Television

Tom Gregory, social, political and entertainment industry commentator

Universal Pictures


David Bohnett, philanthropist and technology entrepreneur

David Bohnett Foundation

Lannan Foundation

The Davyd Whaley Foundation

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