Norman Rockwell Museum Welcomes New Board of Trustees Members
Stockbridge, MA, September 24, 2015—Norman Rockwell Museum welcomed new members to its Board of Trustees during the Museum’s annual meeting held on September 18, 2015. David Glodt, Deborah Hoover, Roberta McCulloch-Dews, Marion Simon, and Michael Wynn were elected to new terms, starting this fall.
“We are extremely pleased to welcome such a talented group of new board members to Norman Rockwell Museum,” says Board Chairman Robert T. Horvath. “Their diverse talents and networks will help us continue to reach new audiences and advance the legacy of Norman Rockwell and American illustration art.”
David Glodt resides in Houston, TX, and Pittsfield, MA. He is a television producer and media consultant specializing in sports programming for clients including ESPN and FOX Sports. Earlier in his career, David was with ABC News as Director of Overseas News Coverage and Executive Producer of “This Week with David Brinkley” and ABC Weekend News. During his time at ABC News he brought “This Week” to Norman Rockwell’s Studio. David and his wife, Marita joined the National Council in 2012. David is the Board President of the Bayou City Symphony in Houston and a member of the Berkshire Museum Board of Trustees. Marita is President of the Board of Trustees of Barrington Stage Company.
Deborah D. Hoover of Hudson, Ohio, is President/CEO of the Burton D. Morgan Foundation, in Hudson, OH, where she has worked since 1999. The Museum has been the beneficiary of Foundation support since construction of its new building in 1993. Deborah served from 2013-2015 as Chair of the Fund for Our Economic Future, a philanthropic collaborative to advance the economic competitiveness of Northeast Ohio. She is Chair of the Advisory Council for the Foundation Center – Cleveland and is a trustee of the national Board of The Foundation Center. Deborah earned her B.A. from Williams College, holds a Masters in the History of Art from the University of Chicago, and earned a J.D. degree from George Washington University National Law Center where she was a member of the Law Review. Ms. Hoover is a graduate of Williams College. She served as a member of the Museum’s National Council from 2007 through 2015.
Roberta McCulloch-Dews is the founder and CEO of RMDews Media, which provides a wide range of communications services to a variety of business entities in Berkshire County and beyond. Roberta, who resides in Hinsdale, MA, has extensive experience in print journalism, having worked in a variety of capacities for newspapers across the Northeast, including the Berkshire Eagle. She also has worked as a communications liaison for the CEO of Berkshire Health Systems and as an Assistant to the President and Assistant Director of Communications at Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts. She currently serves as a commissioner for the Berkshire County Commission on the Status of Women; recently Roberta was named Vice Chair, and spearheads the commission’s Legislative and Policy Committee. Roberta also is a member of numerous community-based organizations including the Conte Peer Mentoring Program, Rites of Passage Empowerment Program, Berkshire County chapter of the NAACP, and the Women of Color Giving Circle of Berkshire County. In 2015, Roberta was selected as a finalist for the Berkshire Trendsetters Changemaker under 40 award.
Marion A. Simon, Ed.D., of Monterey, MA, has a distinguished career in development and philanthropy. Simon worked both as a staff professional and consultant for non-profit organizations ranging from small social service agencies to colleges, museums, and major research universities. She has taught development at Manhattanville College, and has presented at workshops throughout the Northeast. Additionally, she taught history and social studies at the middle and high school levels. A founder and trustee for Volunteers in Medicine, her extraordinary service was recognized with the Ed Dery Lifetime Achievement Award. She has also served on boards of Berkshire United Way and Barrington Stage, and was a member of the Museum’s National Council from 2011 through 2015.
Michael J. Wynn is Chief of Police of the Pittsfield, MA, Police Department, having served on the force for twenty years, eight as chief executive. A Berkshire County native, Mike is a 1993 graduate of Williams College, where he earned a Bachelor of Arts in English Literature and American Studies. Mike also has a Master of Arts in Criminal Justice from Anna Maria College. Prior to joining the PPD, Mike worked as a liaison between the police department and the community as the first Director of the Westside Neighborhood Resource Center. In addition to his position at the PPD, Mike serves as President of Victory Force Options Training, Inc. and as an Adjunct Instructor at Justice Systems Training and Research Institute. Chief Wynn is a published author, having written Rising through the Ranks: Leadership Tools and Techniques for Law Enforcement. Mike serves on the Board of Trustees of Berkshire Community College.