James S. Broadhurst
Chairman, Eat'n Park Hospitality Group, Inc.
Mr. Broadhurst is Chairman of Eat'n Park Hospitality Group, Inc., a family restaurant chain consisting of 80 restaurants in Pennsylvania, Ohio, and West Virginia and several non-commercial foodservice accounts in the company's Parkhurst Dining Services Division.
Mr. Broadhurst joined Eat'n Park as Executive Vice President and Treasurer in 1973 following a seven-year career with Pittsburgh National Bank in commercial banking. He was elected President of Eat'n Park Hospitality Group in 1975 and nine years later became Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of the company, which today consists of 80 family restaurants in the Eat'n Park Restaurants division and 86 non-commercial contracts in the Parkhurst Dining Services and CURA Hospitality divisions. His many changes and improvements in the restaurants since joining the company 25 years ago have helped the company maintain its popularity in the communities they serve and a strong regional image throughout the restaurant industry.
Mr. Broadhurst is a 1965 graduate of The Pennsylvania State University where he was a member of Phi Kappa Sigma. He received the Alumni Fellow Award from Penn State's College of Health and Human Development in 1994. In 1997, he was named Distinguished Alumnus of Penn State. He received his Master's in Business Administration from the University of Pittsburgh in 1966, and in 1994, he received the Distinguished Alumnus Award from the Katz Graduate School of Business.
He is actively involved in the Pittsburgh community, serving on numerous boards and committees. Mr. Broadhurst serves on the Board of Directors of National City Corporation and National City Bank of Pennsylvania, the Greater Pittsburgh Chamber of Commerce, Penn's Southwest Association, The Pittsburgh Foundation, Civic Light Opera, National Restaurant Association, and the United Way of Allegheny County, where he and his wife, Suzy, served as general co-chairs of the 1995 United Way Campaign. He is the former chairman of Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh. He was a member of Penn State's National Development Council and served as chairman of Penn State's second major capital campaign, A Grand Destiny: The Penn State Campaign.
Mr. Broadhurst has received numerous awards, including the 1997 Restauranteur of the Year Award from the Pennsylvania Restaurant Association; the 1996 Man of the Year Award and the Richard S. Caliguiri Memorial Award for outstanding community service, both from Vectors/Pittsburgh; and the 1995 Humanitarian Award from the American Red Cross. He and Suzy received the 1996 "For Love of Community" Award from WQED, and the 1996 Persons of Vision Award from the Pittsburgh Blind Association.
Mr. Broadhurst was appointed to the Board in 1998 to fill an unexpired term as a business and industry trustee, and has been reelected for succeeding terms. He was elected vice chair of the Board from 2004 through 2006, and served as chair from 2007 through 2009.