RANDY A. SHULMAN NAMED HUNTINGTON'S VICE PRESIDENT FOR ADVANCEMENT
June 2, 2011
SAN MARINO, Calif.—Randy A. Shulman has been named vice president for advancement at The Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens. Shulman replaces George Abdo, who is retiring in August. Shulman has been serving as assistant vice president for advancement, specializing in foundation, corporation, and government relations. He was a key player in The Huntington’s six-year For Generations to Come fundraising campaign, which netted the institution an unprecedented $244 million by the time the campaign concluded in June of 2010.
“Randy comes to the position with an extraordinarily deep understanding of the institution,” said Steve Koblik, Huntington president. “His passion for this great place coupled with his intellect and boundless energy is precisely what is needed to guide our fund raising efforts into the future.”
Shulman’s long association with the institution began at age 12, when he applied to become a volunteer as an information docent. Over the years, he has accumulated such deep institutional knowledge that he has become one of The Huntington’s “go-to guys” for factual and archival information about the property, founder Henry Huntington and his wife Arabella, the collections and programs, the people involved at the institution, as well as the city of San Marino.
“Randy’s commitment to this institution and the community is unparalleled,” said Stewart Smith, chair of The Huntington’s Board of Trustees. “He’s the consummate booster—precisely what you’d want in a chief fund raiser. But beyond that, he’s a very creative and strategic thinker. On behalf of the board, we couldn’t be more pleased.”
Shulman is a San Marino native with a Bachelor of Science degree in urban and regional planning from Cal Poly Pomona and a Master of Public Administration degree from the University of Southern California. He is also a board member at Union Station Homeless Services in Pasadena.
Early in his career Shulman worked in local government positions, including five years in the Norwalk city manager’s office as a management analyst.
He joined The Huntington’s staff full time in 1999 as research and grants officer and assumed positions of increasing responsibility in the ensuing years. He was named assistant vice president for advancement in 2009. Shulman takes the helm of the advancement operation in September.
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