Berlinda Fontenot-Jamerson is a retired corporate executive with an impressive resume which includes a career with SoCal Gas Company and Sempra Energy, HealthNet, and Disney-ABC Television Group. She currently serves as President of the Museum of African American Art (MAAA). Community service and the arts have always been among Fontenot-Jamerson’s passions. More than 20 years ago, while employed by SoCal Gas, Fontenot-Jamerson was recruited and became a member of the MAAA Board of Directors. Her background and preparation in corporate leadership positions and her involvement, over the years, in numerous nonprofit professional and community-based organizations served her well in her effort to help sustain the MAAA, expand existing, and develop and present new, innovative, and high impact MAAA programming for the community at large. She chaired various committees on the MAAA Board during her tenure, and ultimately ascended to President. The MAAA’s 40-year history and legacy is to present art by and about African descent people and their contribution to world culture. Exhibits and programs at the MAAA allow artists and their art to inspire new thinking about issues that intersect with the shared experience of people throughout the African diaspora and beyond.