Board member since 2009

Gene Savin has a PhD in economics from UC Berkeley and is a professor emeritus at the Tippie College of Business at the University of Iowa. He is married to Dr. Susan Enzle, a clinical psychologist. The two are directors of the Reuben and Muriel Savin Foundation, which supports the arts and arts education in the Bay Area and Iowa.

Gene is a fellow of both The Econometric Society, which is an international society for the advancement of economic theory in its relation to statistics and mathematics, and the American Statistical Association.

In the recent CCA Centennial Campaign, the foundation pledged $500,000 to create an endowed scholarship in Community Arts after the college found 500 new donors to contribute at least $50 each. The foundation also supports the Oakland Museum of California, the Richmond Art Center, the East Bay Center for the Performing Arts, and ArtsChange.

Gene and his wife live in Iowa City with their two cats.