Paul Rosenblatt was elected President of WT’s Board of Trustees in June. Rosenblatt, founder of Springboard Design, is an award-winning architect whose firm is nationally recognized for their architecture and planning work with museums and other public-facing organizations. Rosenblatt was a member of Theaster Gates’ Place Lab Ethical Redevelopment Salon, a social learning network focused on arts-driven city building and neighborhood transformation. In addition, he is founding director of Creator Square Johnstown, host of the Museum Expansion Workshop, and an artist whose work has been exhibited nationally.

Rosenblatt and his wife, Petra Fallaux, are parents to Lucas Rosenblatt ’15, a Brown graduate who is working on artificial intelligence development, and Ella Rosenblatt ’17, a member of the Brown University Class of 2021.

Welcome to our New Board Members

Deborah L. Acklin ’80 is President and Chief Executive Officer of WQED, the nation’s first community-owned public media company. In 2018, she oversaw WQED’s production of Tree of Life: A Concert for Peace and Unity, which aired on PBS stations nationwide. Acklin is active on a variety of boards and advisory boards, both locally and nationally.

Susan Hunter ’72 has a 35+ year career in financial management, including the role of Senior Vice President, Head of Public Relations and Communications for Allianz Global Investors Capital. She is Chair of independent wealth management firm Hunter Associates Inc., President of the Clark Hunter Foundation, a trustee for the Leigh Tison Charitable Trust, and serves on the Board of Trustees for the Frick Art and Historical Museum.

Brandon Nicholson is a founding principal of Nicholson Kovalchick (NK) Architects. He is passionate about reducing the impact of buildings on global climate change, utilizing his research and development projects to establish a cost-effective method to deliver net-zero energy buildings now. Nicholson and his wife, Shanna Kovalchick, have two sons at WT: Benjamin (Class of 2026) and Joshua (Class of 2030).

Edward Perrin is President and Group CEO of Karndean Designflooring, a global supplier of commercial and residential luxury vinyl tile flooring. A UK native, Perrin is a member and has served on the Board of the Pittsburgh Young Presidents Organization and is a member of the Children’s Hospital Trust. Perrin and his wife, Katy, have two children: Xander (Class of 2026) and Lucia.

Keith Recker, an author, color forecaster, and editor, was recently appointed as Editor-in-Chief of TABLE Magazine. He also is the Founder and Editor of HAND/EYE Magazine, an online publication that profiles forward-looking creators, faraway cultures, ancient craft traditions, and cutting-edge design. Recker and his husband, James Mohn, are the parents of daughter Katherine Recker-Mohn (Class of 2024).

Andrew N. Stewart has been involved with the development and management of real estate projects for more than 30 years. He is a principal at Silk and Stewart Development Group, which leases and manages commercial properties. Stewart has three children attending WT: Dania (Class of 2023) and twins Emma and Zachary (Class of 2021).