Robert (Bob) Combs
Director of Security and Visitor Services, The J. Paul Getty Trust
Bob Combs has been with the Getty since 1986. He served for a number of years as manager of technical systems and was responsible for the design and implementation of security and fire safety systems at the Getty Center and the Getty Villa. In 2000, he was promoted to Director of Security for the J. Paul Getty Trust and in 2011 added responsibility for the Visitor Services Department. He manages a proprietary staff of several hundred security and visitor services professionals responsible for security, life safety, technical systems, transportation, visitor services, call center, box office, and parking operations.
A native of Chicago, Combs also previously served as associate director of security at the Art Institute of Chicago, from 1979 through 1986. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in management from the University of Redlands, and a Master’s in Business Administration from the Anderson School of Management at University of California, Los Angeles.