Leadership Team

Our Leadership Team is a body of elected and appointed members who jointly guide the focus of Bently Foundation. Each of our board members contribute to the Bently Foundation mission through their commitment and creativity.


Christopher P. Bently

President

Officer and Director

Christopher first began his career in music and sound production. Through his late twenties, he thrived as a musician before switching gears to his other passion: architecture and historical buildings. In 2001, he created Bently Holdings, purchasing a historic art deco building on Union Square that had survived the 1906 earthquake for its first project. The start of many successful property investments, the treasured building was brought back to life and awarded LEED Gold Certification. In 2005 he purchased the former Federal Reserve Bank Building of San Francisco renovated it to LEED Silver CI standards, creating Bently Reserve.

Camille Bently

Executive Director

Staff

Camille has grown and directed the Bently Foundation from it’s inception, incorporating she and Christopher’s commitment to protecting the environment and wildlife as well as supporting a culture of appreciation for performing and public arts. Together Christopher and Camille have led the Bently Foundation in funding everything from classical ballet to street art installations, animal rescue and welfare, environmental and wildlife protection campaigns and land conservation projects both locally and internationally.

Nick Hinkell

Assistant Director

Staff

Nick grew up in the rural foothills of California and has explored the Sierra Nevada Mountains via foot, bike, raft, ski and snowboard all his life. He also caught the travel bug early and is an avid eco-tourist. He and his wife have toured many of the top destinations throughout both North and South America and continue to seek out wild places whenever the opportunity strikes, though this has slowed down considerably since the birth of their son Leonardo two years ago.

Jeff Jarboe

Treasurer

Officer

Jeff was born and raised in the Midwest — in Michigan, Ohio, and Iowa. In 1978 he graduated from Ohio State University with a BS Business, majoring in Accounting. He has been a California certified CPA (certificate #30961) since 1980 — this is a total of forty years of finance and accounting experience.

Yvette Marie Conde

Assistant Treasurer

Officer

Yvette Marie Conde has over 19 years of experience in accounting and finance and over seven years of service with Bently Holdings, Bently Enterprises. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Accountancy from De La Salle University, Manila Philippines. She graduated in December 1994 and became a licensed CPA in Manila shortly after.

Karen Craig

Secretary and Director

Officer and Director

Karen Craig’s passion brings together government, business, and organizations to create thriving and sustainable communities. Karen has an award-winning record of transforming communities across the country. She has been honored as the Civic Leader of the Year, featured in the New Yorker’s “Talk of the Town,” and been called one of Nevada’s 20 Most Influential Leaders to Watch. She is a leading consultant and speaker on creative cities.

Loretta Clarke

Disclaimed Fund Director

Director

Loretta is currently Vice President of Global Incentive Compensation at Infor, a multi-national enterprise software company, headquartered in New York City. In this role, she is responsible for incentives strategy, plan administration for sales and consulting services, commissions accounting; and development of programs to attract, motivate, and reward top talent.

Sean Orlando

Director

Director

Sean Orlando is a multi-disciplinary installation artist, museum professional, and community organizer with an interest in collaborative and immersionary large-scale sculptural installation projects. Sean is the co-founder of the Five Ton Crane Arts Group, owner and principle artist at Engineered Artworks, Board Director at the Bently Foundation and Artist Fellow at The de Young Museum in San Francisco.

Jennifer Raiser

Director

Director

Jennifer Raiser divides her roles as a writer and management innovator. She is the founding editor of SFWire.com, and writes for the San Francisco Chronicle, Huffington Post, Fest300.com, Gentry Magazine, The Nob Hill Gazette, and other publications. She is the author of the bestseller, Burning Man: Art on Fire, 2014/2016, Race Point Press, In the Spirit of Napa Valley, 2015, Assouline, and a number of books in development.

Joe Silvestri

Disclaimed Fund Director

Director

Joe was born, raised and lives in San Francisco with his wife Kathleen and their 3 children Anthony, Ciara and Gianna. He did spend some time out of San Francisco when he took a semester off school and lived for 5 years in the Bavarian Alps in the village of Oberammergau. After returning from that semester break Joe finished school at San Francisco State University and began his accounting career at Coopers & Lybrand. Joe ended his 30 year career as a Tax Partner with PricewaterhouseCoopers and retired in June of 2017. For the last 20 years his focus was working with venture backed technology companies. He has advised hundreds of start-ups over the years and his clients have included Twitter, Airbnb, Tesla Motors and PayPal. Joe is a CPA and has a Masters in Tax.

Aimee Leroux

Director

Director

Aimee was born and raised in San Antonio, TX, the youngest of four girls. At seventeen Aimee began her art and design education. She would spend the next eight years studying art history, studio art and fashion design in Arizona, San Francisco, Italy, New York and Austin. Aimee received her BFA from Arizona State University with a focus in Fibers.

Nadine Weil

Director Emeritus

With an industrial engineering degree from Stanford and a business degree from Harvard, Nadine is now dedicated to undoing everything she learned in school to help create a more sustainable planet. Prior to going green in 2004, she worked in management consulting in the U.S. and Europe with a focus on technology companies. Her past experiences include mergers & acquisitions in the entertainment sector in Los Angeles, international business in Milan at the LEK Partnership, startup advisory services at Pathway Ventures, and Internet marketing for OpenTable.com. Nadine became an intern at General Motors for the EV1 Electric Vehicle and still enjoys watching EVs out-accelerate Ferraris at the track.

Andrew Johnstone

Director

Director

A British artist now living and working in the San Francisco Bay Area, Andrew is a muralist specializing in photo real trompe l’oeil (deceive the eye), and has been a professional artist his entire life.

Following a classical European education in the arts, he became the apprentice and protégé of William Holgate ([1931-2002] the world's finest master of the decorative arts in the last 150 years) working on cathedrals, Royal Palaces and international architectural treasures. Before moving to California, Andrew served with Greenpeace as a crew member on the flagship Rainbow Warrior I working on campaigns across Europe and the North Atlantic protecting marine mammals and preventing chemical and nuclear dumping.