Ann Penn, assistant vice president of corporate communications for Wells Fargo’s Community Bank Greater Los Angeles Region, has been appointed to the Museum of Latin-American Art (MOLAA) board of directors. Penn manages internal and external communications within the company’s largest retail banking market, which includes responsibility for media relations in ethnically diverse segments.
“Growing and strengthening MOLAA’s board of directors has been a key priority of mine since I began my tenure at the museum,” said Stuart A. Ashman, MOLAA’s president and CEO. “We are very pleased that Ann Penn became a board member at our Oct. 18th meeting and are looking forward to working with her over the course of her three-year term. Ann’s passion for art and culture, her knowledge and professional expertise and her positive energy make her a great addition to our already active board.”
Prior to joining Wells Fargo in January 2013, Penn served in-house within the public utilities, nonprofit and healthcare industries in Orange and San Bernardino counties. Penn has also acquired nearly a decade of experience in public-relations agencies in Southern California, conducting communications campaigns for such notable clients as The Make-A-Wish Foundation of Greater Los Angeles, WHAM-O Inc., Rain Bird Corporation, Panda Express, King’s Hawaiian Bakery and many more.
“It is a remarkable honor for me to serve on the board of the nation’s leading museum of modern and contemporaty Latin-American art and culture,” Penn said. “Living in Long Beach for many years, I have always appreciated the ground-breaking exhibitions, stimulating educational programs and engaging cultural events the museum has to offer. I am very much looking forward to playing a role in MOLAA’s future.”
Penn received her bachelor’s degree in communication and a minor in the history of art and architecture from the University of California, Santa Barbara. Penn is also a certified dance instructor in American smooth and rhythm styles and versed in vintage and Flamenco dances. She currently resides in Pasadena with her husband.