California Museum welcomes new Trustees Meea Kang, Andrea Lepore & Traci Stevens
SACRAMENTO, CALIF. — July 13, 2015: The California Museum announced the appointment of 3 new members to its Board of Trustees today: Meea Kang, president of Domus Development; Andrea Lepore, founder of Lepore Development and creative director of Hot Italian Pizza and Bar; and Traci Stevens, lobbyist at Government Advocates, Inc.
“The Board set out to recruit new trustees distinguished for excellence in leadership and vision to help us shape the shape innovative programming,” said Vice Chair of the Museum’s Board of Trustees Anne-Marie Petrie. “Meea, Andrea and Traci, who are each recognized leaders in their fields, will add new perspectives on urban development, sustainable design, social responsibility and public affairs to the Museum’s management that will help us develop forward-thinking exhibits and learning programs educating and inspiring visitors in the 21st century and beyond.”
Meea Kang is president and founder of Domus Development, an infill development company specializing in socially-responsible and environmentally-conscious building projects that have received numerous awards from agencies such as the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, American Institute of Architects and the Governor’s Environmental and Economic Leadership Award. Kang, who earned a masters degree from University of California, Berkeley and an undergraduate degree from Cornell University, also serves on the boards of many organizations, such as the California Housing Consortium Board of Governors, UC Davis Center for Regional Change Advisory Committee and the Capitol Area Committee, as appointed by Governor Edmund G. Brown, Jr.
Andrea Lepore is the founder of Lepore Development, a design-driven firm producing brands, concepts and developments, as well as founder of HOT ITALIAN, the first pizzeria in the nation to become “REAL Certified” by the U.S. Healthy Food Council. Previously, she held positions at the Sacramento Kings and the Sacramento Monarchs, leading her to establish the nation’s first cause-related sports marketing agency where she launched successful projects and campaigns for a number of professional athletes. Holding an undergraduate degree from the University of California, Davis, Lepore is currently enrolled in the Boston Architectural College’s sustainable design masters program and serves on the City of West Sacramento’s Planning Commission.
Traci Stevens, lobbyist at Government Advocates, Inc., has over 25 years of government, public administration and housing experience in California, including 9 years with the State Senate and 12 years working for Governors Pete Wilson, Arnold Schwarzenegger and Edmund G. Brown, Jr. Prior to her tenure at Governmental Advocates, Inc., she held positions at California’s Business Transportation and Housing Agency, the California Department of Housing and Community Development, California Department of Consumer Affairs and the California Business Transportation and Housing Agency. Stevens holds an undergraduate degree from the University of San Francisco in government and public policy.