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Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh Welcomes New Board Officers

PITTSBURGH (October 11, 2012) - Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh is pleased to welcome the following new officers elected to its 2012-2013 Board of Directors at the Museum’s Annual Board of Directors Meeting on September 19, 2012.


Jennifer F. Broadhurst, President

Jennifer Broadhurst joined Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh’s Board of Directors in 2004. An active member of the Fund Raising Committee from the start, Jennifer’s hard work, dedication, and leadership skills were recognized in 2009 when she was named co-chairperson of the Fund Raising Committee and Vice President of the Board of Directors. Jen recently completed the highly successful capital campaign to raise funds for the newly revitalized Buhl Community Park.

Jennifer’s community work extends beyond the walls of the Children’s Museum. She recently served as a coach for Girls on the Run, an initiative that teaches life skills through lessons and running games for 8-13 year old girls.  Jen is also a member of the United Way Women’s Leadership Council, has been a team leader for the American Cancer Institute’s ”Relay for Life”, and served as event Chairwoman for The Heart Ball.

Jennifer graduated from Pennsylvania State University with a B.S. in Commercial Recreation Management. She lives in Mount Lebanon, PA with her husband Brooks and their three children.   

Michael D. Duckworth, Vice President      

Michael Duckworth is a Private Wealth Advisor with The Private Banking and Investment Group at Merrill Lynch.

With a focus is on helping clients manage significant wealth and liquidity events, Michael and his team are specifically interested in aligning each of their clients’ resources with the outcomes they most desire for themselves and those they love.   To this end, the Duckworth Group offers a broad range of services designed to address the needs of high-net-worth business executives and entrepreneurs as well as services for ultra high net worth families where a member has a significant disability or special need.

 Michael joined Merrill Lynch in 2008 with 15 years of experience in the private client advisory group of a large commercial bank. He earned a Bachelor’s degree in English at the University of Pittsburgh.  Since 2009 Michael served as co-chairperson of the Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh’s Fund Raising Committee that  recently completed a highly successful capital campaign to raise funds for the newly revitalized Buhl Community Park. Michael also is a Circle of Care member with Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh.

Peter Eberhart, Vice President

Pete Eberhart is a Managing Director of Henry H. Armstrong Associates, Inc., where he works with high net worth families. He is a frequent speaker on a wide range of wealth planning topics, as well as a regular lecturer at continuing education programs for estate planning professionals.

Prior to joining HHAA in 2009, Pete was a Senior Wealth Strategist at BNY Mellon Wealth management.  In addition to his work in the financial services industry, Pete worked as an attorney with K&L Gates, where he advised families and business owners in the areas of estate planning, wealth transfer, and philanthropy. 

Pete joined the Board of Directors of the Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh in 2008. He earned a bachelor’s degree from University of Pennsylvania. He also attended Emory University School of Law for his JD and Emory University Goizueta School of Business for his MBA with a concentration in finance. He served as an officer in the US Navy prior to graduate school. He is also a Certified Financial Planner Practioner.

Winston Simmons, Secretary

Winston M. Simmonds is the President and CEO of Simmonds Construction Services, LLC which provides construction services in the heavy civil engineering and transportation sectors.

Previously, Winston was the Rail Operations/Engineering Officer at Port Authority of Allegheny County, where he was responsible for management of rail service delivery, facilities maintenance, capital state-of-good repair projects, engineering design and construction. He led the successful completion of the 1.2 mile - $528 million light rail expansion project, the North Shore Connector.
Prior to joining the Port Authority, Winston served as the Systems Engineering Manager at Sound Transit in Seattle, where he was responsible for design and construction of the rail systems elements of the 14-mile/$2.4 billion light rail.  He has also held positions as Superintendent of Capital Programs and Overhauls at the Toronto Transit Commission and engineering positions at Canadian Pacific Railway.  
Winston holds a Bachelor of Civil Engineering degree from Ryerson Polytechnical University in Toronto. Winston is a member of the American Society of Civil Engineers and the Engineers’ Society of Western Pennsylvania.

Robert Denove, Treasurer

Robert is the Managing Partner of Deloitte&Touche LLP and has been with them for more than 36 years. For the past ten years he has served in his current role as Office Managing Partner. In the past he has served as the Pittsburgh office’s audit partner-in-charge and as the lead client service partner on many engagements. In these roles he has demonstrated his commitment to exceptional client service through identifying and endorsing the right team of experienced and qualified professionals to staff engagements. Bob joined the Children’s Museum Board in 1994 and has served as Treasurer since 2004.

With significant professional experience serving multi-national manufacturing and steel clients himself, he understands the requirements and complexities of serving complex businesses with hands-on attention. Among the clients Bob has served are: Ampco-Pittsburgh, DQE Holdings, Freight Car America, U.S. Steel, the H.J. Heinz Company and Michael Baker Corporation.  In addition, Bob serves as advisory partner on a number of engagements. 

Bob earned his BSBA in Accounting from Thiel College in Pennsylvania and is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) and the Pennsylvania Institute of Certified Public Accountants (PICPA).

About Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh

Providing innovative museum experiences that inspire joy, creativity and curiosity. Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh is a place that delights and inspires children, where they can take off on fantastic flights of imagination daily, and return to earth to splash in a river, hammer a nail and ink a silkscreen. With 80,000 square feet of space the Museum welcomes nearly 250,000 visitors annually and provides tons of fun and loads of “real stuff” experiences for play and learning.  Hands-on, interactive exhibit areas at the Museum include: The Studio, Theater, Waterplay, Nursery, and Backyard.  In October 2011 the Museum opened its newest permanent exhibit area MAKESHOP -  a space where kids and adults can build and tinker with old and new technologies, exciting projects and cutting-edge media The Museum’s award-winning, three-story, center building is screened by a shimmering wind Sculpture and connects two historic structures (Allegheny Post Office Building & the Buhl Building).  In 2006 the Museum became a certified green building (Silver LEED) and was honored by the American Institute for Architects and the National Historic Preservation Trust.  In 2011 the Museum was named as one of the nation’s ten top children’s museums by Parents magazine. 

Hours: Monday - Sunday: 10 am - 5 pm
Admission Prices:  $12 for children 2-18 and senior citizens, $13 for adults. Children under two are free.  For group rates, call (412) 322-5058, ext. 240.  All programs and events are free with Museum admission unless otherwise indicated.
Parking:  $3 for members, $5 for non-members. On-street, metered parking is also available.

The Children’s Museum is located at 10 Children's Way, Allegheny Square on Pittsburgh's historic North Side - just one block from the National Aviary and one mile from Carnegie Science Center and Heinz Field.