The Santa Monica History Museum has appointed a new board of directors, comprised ofbusiness, civic and social leaders from the local community.

Serving as chair of the new board is Eddie Guerboian, owner of Readers Fine Jewelers in Santa Monica, while Mary Ann Powell, executive director of Pacific Park on the Santa Monica Pier, will serve as vice chair.

The other officers appointed include treasurer John Bohn, president of the Bradmore Group in Santa Monica, and secretary Becky Upchurch, vice president of the Santa Monica Bay Woman’s Club.

Other board members include: Judi Barker of Barker Hangar, Santa Monica Air Center, Inc.; Ricardo Bandini Johnson of Bandini Foundation; Richard Lawrence of First Private Bank & Trust; and Andrew Thomas of the Bayside District Corporation.

Ex-officio board members include: Kristina Andresen, AIA, of Andresen Associates; Bill Krenn of Pepperdine University; James Parr, Jr., of James B. Parr, CPA, Inc.; and Susan Gabriel Potter of Bob Gabriel Co. Insurance.

“We are delighted to begin the new year with such a dynamic, energetic and capable group of men and women who not only share my deep love for the wonderful city of Santa Monica, but who are equally committed to preserving its many historic, artistic and cultural treasures for future generations to experience and enjoy,” said Louise Gabriel, president, CEO and founder of the history museum.

“When our spacious and uniquely designed 5,200-square foot facility opened last fall on the Santa Monica Public Library campus, it presented us with a myriad of opportunities. Thanks to the museum’s state-of-the-art technology, we are able now to truly ‘bring alive’ Santa Monica’s colorful and exciting past and present for thousands of tourists, residents, school groups and others to enjoy.”