James N. Wood joined the Getty in February 2007 as president and chief executive officer. A recognized arts leader, Wood served as director and president of the Art Institute of Chicago from 1980-2004. Prior to that, he was the director of The St. Louis Museum of Art, an adjunct professor of art history at SUNY at Buffalo and associate director of the Albright-Knox Art Gallery in Buffalo, NY. He also held positions at The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York. Currently, Wood sits on the boards of the Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute, the Institute of Fine Arts at New York University and the Pulitzer Foundation for the Arts.