On Nov. 22, President Barack Obama announced his intention to appoint Beth Takekawa to the National Museum and Library Services Board.
Takekawa is Executive Director of the Wing Luke Museum, a position she has held since 2008. Takekawa served as The Wing’s CEO in 2007 and was Associate Director from 1997 to 2006.
She was appointed by the Governor of Washington to serve as a Commissioner on the Washington State Arts Commission from 2009 to 2015, and serves on the board of the Downtown Seattle Association and International District Emergency Center. Takekawa attended the University of Minnesota Twin-Cities and received a B.A. from Hunter College of the City University of New York.