Steven A. Olsen.

Getty Appoints Steven A. Olsen as Vice President, CFO, and COO

The J. Paul Getty Trust announced today that Steven A. Olsen was appointed its vice president, chief financial officer, and chief operating officer. Olsen will be responsible for the Getty’s budget, finances, capital planning, and operations. He succeeds Patricia Woodworth and will take up the post in summer 2018.

Olsen is currently the vice chancellor and chief financial officer at the University of California, Los Angeles, a position he has held since 1999. At UCLA, he is responsible for managing a $7.5 billion operating budget and serves as treasurer and chairman of the finance committee for the Hammer Museum. He previously served as the chief deputy director for the California Department of General Services and the deputy director of the California Department of Finance.

“We are delighted to have Steve joining us. He brings in-depth experience in managing complicated academic and arts organizations like the Getty, and in working with local, national, and political agencies,” said president and CEO Jim Cuno. “While we will miss Patti Woodworth very much, we are confident that Steve’s experience managing budgets for complex, far-reaching organizations will serve the Getty well.”