California Museum Board of Trustees issues statement on the passing of Nancy McFadden
SACRAMENTO, CALIF. — Mar. 23, 2018: The California Museum Board of Trustees Vice Chair Anne-Marie Petrie issued the following statement today on the passing of Nancy McFadden, Chief of Staff to Gov. Edmund G. Brown Jr:
The California Museum deeply mourns the loss of its biggest champion, Nancy McFadden. On behalf of the Board and staff, we extend our sincerest condolences to her family, friends and colleagues. The Museum, like all of California, has lost a true friend and leader.
As a member of the California Museum Board of Trustees from 2004 to 2010, working with former California First Lady Maria Shriver, Nancy played a pivotal role in reshaping the Museum. Later, while serving as chief of staff to Gov. Edmund G. Brown Jr., she always made time to support the Museum, most notably in leading the California Hall of Fame, while juggling the tremendous responsibilities of her office.
We admired Nancy for her extraordinary public service, and loved her for her kindness, honesty and toughness. To say that she was part of foundation and fabric of the California Museum does not do justice to her tremendous impact. The Museum would not be here today without Nancy’s leadership, and we, like all who knew her, will greatly miss her strength and grace.
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