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Our Board

Our board’s diversity in career fields and scholarly interests helps to increase our organization’s sustainability and productivity of our staff and students. Each board member's expertise allows us to adjust our programming in order to meet the current climate of the workforce. This ensures our students graduate with the knowledge, skills and dispositions necessary to succeed.


Board Officers


Kevin Acklin

President of Business Operations

Pittsburgh Penguins


Vice Chair

Robert J. Powell

Chief Executive Officer

Invictus Leadership Group


Brett Nardi

Vice President, Institutional, Government

& Non-Profit

The Huntington National Bank



David S. Rzepecki

Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary- Law, Intellectual Property and Compliance – Covestro LLC


Curtis Aiken

President, CEO and Founder

ProTech Compliance, Inc.

Angela Blanton

Vice President for Finance and CFO

Carnegie Mellon University

William C. Byham, PhD

Founder & Executive Chairman


James V. Denova, Ph.D.

Retired - Vice President

Benedum Foundation

Kim Edvardsson
VP & Gas Segment CFO
Peoples Natural Gas Company

Nicola Foote, Ph.D.

Dean, David C. Frederick Honors College

Bernice L. and Morton S. Lerner Chair

Professor, Graduate School of Public and International Affairs 

University of Pittsburgh

Efrem M. Grail, Esquire
Principal Partner

The Grail Law Firm

Rebecca Ross Haywood
Chief Ethics Officer
The PNC Financial Services Group


Jaime A. Irick

Vice President, Architectural Coatings & Traffic Solutions, U.S. & Canada,



Kevin L. Jenkins, LSW

President and Chief Executive Officer

Manchester Bidwell Corporation


Dan Swayze

VP Community Services – UPMC Health Plan & Director of Operations

UPMC Innovative Homecare Solutions


Nancy L. Bromall

Michael A. Bryson

Doris Carson Williams

George Fechter

Diana Jannetta

Don Alan Linzer 

John Pelusi 

Michael Schurko

William E. Strickland, Jr. 


Brian D. Aiello

Amy Atkinson

Scott G. Brown, Esquire

Anthony L. Bucci

Carolyn Byham

Dorothy A. Davis, Esquire

M. Elise Hyland

Chereé Johnson

Gregory B. Jordan

Scott M. Lammie

Claudette R. Lewis

Glenn R. Mahone, Esquire

David L. Motley

Mark A. Nordenberg

Robert N. Peirce Jr.

Lisa B. Peters

Nancy L. Rackoff, Esquire

Dorothy L. Raizman

Theodore Roberts Jr.

Clifford R. Rowe Jr.

Vincent V. Sands

Susan Baker Shipley

Tony Torres

Nicholas D. Varischetti, Esquire

Lauren Weddell


 Mara Bruce

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