Expanding the J. Wood Platt Team: Carrie Simunov, Assistant Director of Development

By September 15, 2022September 16th, 2022No Comments

J. Wood Platt is excited to welcome our part-time employee, Carrie Simunov, as the new full-time Assistant Director of Development to the Trust staff. During her two-year position as a part-time staff member, Carrie has made significant contributions to the Development team helping to manage the gift process, donor stewardship, and EMPOWER program. In the newly expanded role, Carrie’s responsibilities will now also include donor outreach and campaign development.

Mark Peterson, Executive Director of J. Wood Platt states, “Carrie has been a strong and dedicated partner of the Trust in her part-time position. We are thrilled to have her on staff full-time where she will be able to support the Trust and its initiatives better.”

Carrie brings over 15 years of experience in Sales Operations at Hewlett Packard and local communications provider ATX Communications including directly supporting the CEO and VP of Sales. Carrie is a graduate of Bloomsburg University and holds a BS degree in Finance and a BA in French.

Carrie is originally from Rockaway, NJ, and currently resides in West Chester with her husband Steve and daughter Kiki.  In her free time, she enjoys running, gardening and skiing.


J. Wood Platt Caddie Scholarship Trust

The J. Wood Platt Caddie Scholarship Trust was created in 1958 by the Golf Association of Philadelphia through the efforts of then President Walter A. Schmidt; Leo Fraser, President of the local section of Professional Golfers Association of America; and Albert Keeping, Golf Professional at Gulph Mills Golf Club. It was named in honor of Philadelphia’s premier golfer of the era, J. Wood Platt. Not only was Mr. Platt an accomplished player, but he was also the Trust’s co-founder and first contributor. To date, more than 3,800 young men and women have received $24 million in aid from the Trust.


Celebrating Amateur Golf since 1897, GAP, also known as the Golf Association of Philadelphia, is the oldest regional or state golf association in the United States. It serves as the principal ruling body of amateur golf in its region. The Association’s 288 Member Clubs and 75,000 individual members are spread across the Eastern half of Pennsylvania and parts of New Jersey and Delaware. The GAP’s mission is to promote, preserve and protect the game of golf.