ADVISORY BOARD

Our Advisory Board is composed of successful, dedicated entrepreneurs and educators who help ensure that we are always offering the most relevant, strategic services needed by Western Pennsylvania’s business community. Drawing on their own experiences, Advisory Board members assess our performance and keep us laser-focused on our mission of leading economic development by serving enterprising people and businesses.

Arjang Assad

Dean, Joseph M. Katz Graduate School of Business
University of Pittsburgh

John Bitzer III

President, CEO
ABARTA

Brian Burley

Director of Economic Inclusion
Allegheny Conference on Community Development

Gregg Broujos

Managing Director & Founding Principal
Colliers International

Greg Cessna

CEO
Consumer Fresh Produce, Inc.

Ava DeMarco

President
Little Earth Productions

Denise DeSimone

Chairman & Founder
C-Leveled

John Earnest

CEO
Team Laminates Co.

Alexandra Gracik

CEO
Sabika, Inc.

David Jardini

Chairman
Black Diamond Investments LP

Charles Lenzner

President
Lenzner Coach Lines and Travel

Audrey Murrell

Acting Dean, University Honors College
University of Pittsburgh

Edward Nicholson

Past President,
Robert Morris University

Brett Randall

President & CEO
The Gunian Group, LLC
Aliner

Eric Sauereisen

President
Sauereisen

Keith Schaefer

Chairman
City Paper Box

Dennis Patrick Slevin

Professor Emeritus, Business Administration,
Joseph M. Katz Graduate School of Business
Emeritus Board Member

John H. Tippins

Managing Director and Partner
Stonewood Capital Management, Inc.

Jeff Turconi

President
P.J. Dick, Inc

 

Ex Officio

Robert Stein

Associate Vice Chancellor for Innovation and Entrepreneurship and Executive Director of the IEE

Evan Facher

Vice Chancellor for Innovation and Entrepreneurship and Director of the Innovation Institute