PRESIDENT & CEO
An innovative and inclusive leader, Stacy Lieberman is an expert in the dynamic fields of arts and culture in Los Angeles. Currently the President and CEO of the Library Foundation of Los Angeles, Stacy has more than 20 years of experience in senior positions at iconic L.A. arts, non-profit, and educational institutions such as The Broad, the Autry Museum of the American West, and the Skirball Cultural Center. Throughout her career, she has been dedicated to sharing stories and welcoming visitors and students of all ages and backgrounds to experience educational, arts, and cultural opportunities. A mission-driven, collaborative, and leading-edge executive, she is known for enhancing the narratives of public institutions to help them engage more broadly with local communities. She has a track record of success in building awareness and support, expanding access, prioritizing equity, and developing mutually beneficial partnerships.
As the new president and CEO of the Library Foundation of Los Angeles, Stacy has come full circle from her early career in book publishing, and is enhancing the vision for the Library Foundation of Los Angeles to uphold the Los Angeles Public Library’s critical mission to provide free and easy access to information, ideas, books, and technology that enrich, educate, and empower every Angeleno. She sees this mission as more urgent than ever in this age of growing inequities, disinformation, book bans, and digital divides.
Prior to being named president and CEO of the LFLA, Stacy was deputy director at The Broad and led day-to-day operations and external affairs for the popular contemporary art museum in downtown Los Angeles which welcomes more than 900,000 visitors annually. There, from 2017-2022, she guided the institution through its start-up years and many successful new initiatives, including the award-winning Diversity Apprenticeship Program. From 2012 to 2017, she was executive vice president and deputy director at the Autry, where she steered the implementation of a visitor centered strategic plan; helped launch an $80 million comprehensive campaign; served as project director of California Continued, reimagined galleries, a garden, and immersive media room devoted to Indigenous California and the environment; and earned an LA Area Emmy Award as co-executive producer of the documentary Tending the Wild. Previously, Lieberman was director of external affairs at the Skirball Cultural Center, one of the world’s leading Jewish cultural organizations, where she helped launch Noah’s Ark at the Skirball, the interactive, hands-on family destination. She has also held marketing or communications positions at California State University, Northridge; Getty Publications, Los Angeles; Wayne State University Press, Detroit; and St. Martin’s Press, New York.
Lieberman received a bachelor’s degree cum laude in English and French from Tufts University and a master’s degree in English from Wayne State University. She serves on the board of Los Angeles’ Downtown Center Business Improvement District and on the Council of American Jewish Museums Advisory Council, the Cultural Diplomacy Leadership Council of the Meridian Center for Cultural Diplomacy, and the development committee at IKAR, among others.