Meet the Board
2015/2016 Board of Directors
After its incorporation as a non-profit enterprise in 1934, the Festival of Arts elected its first seven-member board of directors (later expanded to nine members). Local businessman George Portus was president. Since then, the elected, volunteer Festival of Arts board of directors has guided the Festival through more than seven decades of growth and success. The signing of a 40-year lease agreement with the City of Laguna Beach and the passing of a measure to prohibit any future outside licensing reflects the board’s commitment to ensuring that the Festival and Pageant will be exclusively presented here in Laguna Beach. Endorsing a spirit of cooperation and collaboration with City officials, the Festival Board, which receives no compensation for its efforts, determines policy and sets the future direction of the Festival of Arts and Pageant of the Masters.
The members of the current board of directors bring a wide range of individual talents to the table. Elected by the membership to serve three-year terms, board members volunteer their time, skills and collective leadership abilities to help assure that the Festival and Pageant move successfully forward in the new century.
Fred Sattler is a retired business executive who worked in the field of health care economics and the organization of health care for over 25 years. He moved to Laguna Beach (his wife’s hometown) in 1996 from Minnesota to assume the responsibilities of executive vice president for business development for CORE Inc. in Irvine, CA. Fred holds a BA degree from Beloit College and an MBA from Rutgers University. He has taught Managerial Economics and Finance at three major universities. Fred has served on several boards of directors and advisory committees of both for-profit and not-for-profit organizations in the private and public sectors over the years. Fred served as Treasurer of the Festival for five years prior to being elected President four years ago. Fred chairs the Planning Committee and the Irvine Bowl Policy Committee.
Kathy Jones is a painter and has exhibited in the Festival of Arts for the last 14 years. In addition to her service on the Festival Board of Directors, she serves on the board of LOCA, a non-profit arts education organization. She is currently a Principal of The Napa Group, which provides coaching and consulting for clients seeking organizational and performance improvement. She has over 20 years experience in the management of complex organizations, and has served as Vice Chancellor of the University of California, Irvine, and Senior Vice President of Georgetown University. Kathy holds an undergraduate degree from Stanford University She served on the Laguna Beach School Board and she has consulted for the Laguna School of Art+Design, the Pacific Marine Mammal Center, the Laguna Canyon Foundation, the Laguna Beach Community Foundation and the Surfrider Foundation, among others. Kathy’s paintings are exhibited in Laguna Beach at the Festival of Arts and at Sue Greenwood Fine Art. She has lived in Laguna Beach for more than 40 years. Kathy is the liaison for the Membership & Special Events department and is a member of the Bylaws & Policies, Exhibits, Finance, Planning, and Scholarship Committees.
A Laguna Beach resident for over 30 years, Pat’s devotion to the community and the arts is unmistakable by her long history of dedicated service and leadership. Pat was honored as the 2011 Patriots Day Parade Citizen of the Year. She has served as past chair of the Laguna Beach Arts Alliance and won the 2010 Alliance For The Arts “Innovation and Arts Leadership” award. Pat was past president and current member of CHOC guild, past president and present member of USC Alumni guild, chair of the Laguna Beach Arts Commission, past president of Laguna Playhouse, and a former board member of School Power and Boys & Girls Club. Pat co-founded Laguna Tunes, was the founding president of No Square Theatre and co- founder and Vice President of the Executive Committee of the Laguna Beach Sister Cities Association Inc. She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from University of Southern California in Broadcast Journalism. With a never-ending passion for acting and singing, Pat has performed in numerous community theater shows and professional productions such as the U.S.O. Tour of Vietnam. Pat is the liaison for the Marketing and Public Relations department and chairs the By Laws and Policies and Scholarship Committees and is a member of the Exhibits, Irvine Bowl Policy and Planning Committees.
David Perry and his family are longtime supporters of the Festival of Arts and Pageant of the Masters. During several summers he and his daughter were volunteer “cast members” of the Pageant of the Masters. David is an administrative partner and serves on the Management Committee of K&L Gates LLP, a full-service global law firm with more than 2,000 lawyers. David is a member of UC Irvine’s Chief Executive Roundtable and its School of Biological Sciences Dean’s Leadership Council. He is a member of the board of directors and executive committee of OCTANe. David is a kidney cancer survivor and a longtime member of the board of directors of the Kidney Cancer Association, an international survivor and patient led organization. Recently, David joined the Pacific Art Foundation’s board of directors. He is also chair of the Festival’s Finance Committee and a member of its Human Resources, Planning and Restaurant Committees.
Wayne Baglin has been a member and enthusiastic supporter of the Festival of Arts since 1981. He served as President of the Festival of Arts Board of Directors for three years. Wayne serves on the Planning, Scholarship, Human Resources, Bylaws and Policies and Audit Committees, and is Chair of the Restaurant Committee. A Laguna Beach resident since 1969, Wayne served three terms on the Laguna Beach City Council, served as Laguna Beach Mayor three times, was Vice President of the Laguna Beach County Water District, served as a Laguna Canyon Foundation board member, and was Chair of the California Regional Water Quality Control Board. Wayne is Chair of the Laguna Beach Alliance for the Arts and was honored as the 2015 Patriots Day Parade Citizen of the Year. Wayne holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from California State University at Northridge and is owner/broker of an independent Laguna Beach real estate business. Wayne and his wife, Faye, are avid collectors of Laguna Beach contemporary art, and both enjoy volunteering their time in support of the arts in Laguna Beach. When not working or volunteering, both enjoy the underwater beauty of nature by Scuba diving.
Tom Lamb is a photographer, artist, adventurer, conservationist, environmental planner and successful entrepreneur. Tom brings many years of experience: as an 25-year exhibitor at The Festival of Arts, professor of photography, board member of national and international non-profit organizations and founder/ owner of Lamb Studio; a successful image and communications studio. Tom is an aerial, architectural, ethnographic, interpretive, landscape and documentary photographer with a focus on both the built and un-built, concerns for the environment and indigenous cultures. Tom holds a bachelor of fine arts degree from the Hartford Art School (HAS) in printmaking and a master of fine arts degree in photography from the Rhode Island School of Design (RISD). He lives in Laguna Beach with his wife, Vickie. Tom is the board liaison for Exhibits and chairs the Exhibits, Artist Advisory, Exhibits Jury & Formation, Junior Art and the Festival of Arts Permanent Art Collection Committees, Juror for the Visual Arts FOA Scholarships, as well as a member of Planning Committee.
Anita Mangels is a four-term past president of the Festival of Arts, and remains passionately committed to preserving the Festival’s traditions while fulfilling its artistic and philanthropic mission. A longtime Laguna Beach resident, Anita’s history of community service includes serving on advisory boards for California State University, Long Beach, and the University of California, Irvine where she is currently a member of the Dean’s Council for the School of Social Sciences. Other affiliations past and present include several years as a board member and treasurer of the Laguna Canyon Conservancy and associations with numerous other non-profits. Professionally, Anita for many years headed the Orange County office of an award-winning public affairs firm, and is currently president of Laguna Beach-based Mad Dog Communications. Anita serves on the Festival’s Planning, Bylaws & Policies, Finance, Audit, and Irvine Bowl Policy Committees, and is the board liaison to the Pageant Production Departments.
| Bob Moffett
A Laguna Beach resident for over 40 years, Bob brings a world of experience to the Festival of Arts. In 1953, after attending UCLA, Bob started his successful career in the entertainment business behind-the-scenes in engineering and production at KTLA in telecine-editing operations, audio mixing, camera operator and videotape operations. He was promoted to the position of Engineering Supervisor – overseeing many of the videotape productions. Recruited by KOCE in 1970, Bob became Chief Engineer and was later promoted to Station Manager. Bob spent 26 years with KOCE before retiring in 1996. Actively devoted to improving the welfare of Laguna Beach and the Festival of Arts, Bob has been very active in developing long range plans for the upgrading of the Festival & Pageant facilities. Working closely with other Festival Board members, he has made a very strong unified commitment to the success of the Festival of Arts & Pageant of the Masters. Bob shares his passion for the arts with his wife Jacquie, a longtime Festival of Arts exhibitor and former board member. Bob is liaison to the Operations and Guest Services Departments and a member of the Audit, Exhibits, Human Resources, Planning and Restaurant Committees.
| Ann Webster
Ann has been with the Pageant of the Masters for over 39 years, including 28 years as supervisor of makeup backstage and over eleven years on the Board of Directors. Visiting museums for her research work, she was successful in including such art works as: Currier and Ive’s “Road Winter,” and encouraged it to snow on the audience, Manet’s “Balcony,” and the “Fountain de la Observation” by Jean Baptiste Carpeaux from the Musèe D’Orsay and Musèe Rodin in Paris. She took many trips to “The Last Supper” in Milan, Italy during its restoration. As a Marine Aviator’s wife stationed at the Marine Air Station at El Toro, California, Ann received a special medal from the Commandant of the Marine Corps, General James Jones, because her husband served in all three wars: WWII, Korea and Vietnam. Ann obtained her Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Pennsylvania and a Masters in Art History from George Washington University. Ann’s “claim to fame” is that she water-skied with John Glenn, a Marine at the time who later became an astronaut. Ann is liaison to the Pageant Production Department and is a member of the Scholarship Committee.
Laguna Beach Mayor
The mayor of Laguna Beach automatically becomes an ex-officio member of the Festival Board upon election. Laguna’s mayor regularly attends board meetings to keep up-to-date on Festival of Arts issues and to inform the directors on matters of municipal interest.