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San Marino Native Shulman Named Huntington VP for Advancement

San Marino native Randy Shulman, whose relationship with the Huntington began when he was 12, will replace Huntington VP for Advancement George Abdo in September.

Randy Shulman has been named the new vice president for advancement for the , the Huntington announced Thursday in a prepared statement.

He will assume his new role in September, after current VP for advancement in August.

Shulman previously served as assistant vice president for advancement, focusing in the areas of foundation, corporation and government relations. He played a vital role in the For Generations to Come fundraising campaign, which ended in June 2010 and acquired an unprecedented $244 million for the institution in six years.

“Randy comes to the position with an extraordinarily deep understanding of the institution,” said Huntington President Steve Koblik in the Huntington’s statement. “His passion for this great place coupled with his intellect and boundless energy is precisely what is needed to guide our fund raising efforts into the future.”

A San Marino native, Shulman’s relationship with the Huntington began at age 12 when he applied to become a volunteer information docent. Since then, he has become one of the Huntington’s go-to guys for factual and archival information about the property, founder Henry Huntington and his wife, the collections and programs, people involved at the Huntington and the city of San Marino.

Recently, Shulman has attended and lent his expertise to the two neighborhood forums that have been held to communicate and get feedback about the .

Shulman joined the Huntington staff full-time in 1999 as research and grants officer and was promoted to various positions before being appointed assistant vice president for advancement in 2009.

Shulman’s education includes a Bachelor of Science degree in urban and regional planning from Cal Poly Pomona and a Master of Public Administration degree from the University of Southern California. Early in his career he worked in local government, including a five-year stint as a management analyst in the Norwalk city manager’s office.

“Randy’s commitment to this institution and the community is unparalleled,” said Stewart Smith, chair of The Huntington’s Board of Trustees. “He’s the consummate booster—precisely what you’d want in a chief fund raiser. But beyond that, he’s a very creative and strategic thinker. On behalf of the board, we couldn’t be more pleased.”

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