Ann Metzger Receives VisitPITTSBURGH Bob Imperata Passion for Pittsburgh Award

Former Carnegie Science Center Co-Director Recognized for Outstanding Accomplishments

PITTSBURGH – VisitPITTSBURGH announced that Ann Metzger, former Carnegie Science Center’s Henry Buhl, Jr. co-director and outgoing VisitPITTSBURGH board member, was named this year’s VisitPITTSBURGH Bob Imperata Passion for Pittsburgh Award recipient at the organization’s Annual Meeting held today at Rivers Casino. This award is given annually to an individual, group or organization who displays a passion for Pittsburgh, a passion for the travel and tourism industry, and a passion for bringing visitors to the region. The award is named for Bob Imperata, who worked for VisitPITTSBURGH for more than 30 years before retiring as executive vice president in 2004.

“Ann is an invaluable member of our community. She has demonstrated a commitment to and passion for tourism efforts in the Pittsburgh region throughout her career by embracing opportunities and creating initiatives to move the industry forward,” said Craig Davis, president and CEO of VisitPITTSBURGH. “She is extremely deserving of this award.”

Metzger joined the Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh in 2006. Along with Ron Baillie, Metzger served as Henry Buhl, Jr. co-director from 2009–2018. In this role, she advanced the mission of Carnegie Science Center by leading the operations, administrative, fundraising, and strategic planning and implementation functions of the organization.

The attractive, modern award was created by Paula Lysy Designs and artfully features the Pittsburgh skyline reflecting in the river as it pays tribute to the ongoing transformation of the Greater Pittsburgh region.
VisitPITTSBURGH is the official tourism marketing and promotion agency of Allegheny County. It is dedicated to generating convention, trade show, sports events and leisure travel business for the Pittsburgh region.

As the official tourism promotion agency for Pittsburgh and Allegheny County, VisitPITTSBURGH is dedicated to generating conventions, trade show and leisure travel business for the Pittsburgh region.