JA Board | Junior Achievement of Western Pennsylvania

JA of Western Pennsylvania Board Members

James Nickel (Jim)   Chairman
Managing Director
Melvin Washington   Immediate Past Chairman
Chief Risk Officer
TriState Capital Bank
Sally Andreaco
Chief Operating Officer
The Wilson Group, LLC
Stephanie Apostolou
Deputy General Counsel and Assistant Secretary
Joseph Bailey, Sr.
Stuart Blacklaw
Provost and Executive Vice President
Community College of Allegheny County
Gene Boyer
Co-managing Partner
HB Development
Matthew Brouse
Burns White LLC
Raymond Bummer, Jr.
Gleason & Associates, PC
David Caliguiri
The Caliguiri Group
Ronald Celaschi
President & CEO
Clearview Federal Credit Union
James Coccagno
Executive VP – Core Carbon & Services Division
Calgon Carbon
Robert E. Cochran
#1 Cochran
Dan DeBone
Senior Government Relations Officer
Port Authority of Allegheny County
Gina Dickson
SVP Product Management & Marketing
Steve Drahnak
Market President - Western PA
S&T Bank
James Droney
Business Development & Membership Consultant
University of Pittsburgh Innovation Institute for Entrepreneurial Excellence
Mark A. Fleisner
Retired Senior Relationship Management Consultant
Highmark, Inc.
Gerald Fornwalt, Jr.
Director of Sales – Western PA
Shawn Fox
RDC, Inc.
Adam Gazarik
Audit & Assurance
Deloitte & Touche LLP
David Grupp
Green Choice Energy Consulting
John R. Heggestad
Retired Director of Operations
Mine Safety Appliances
Sean Hoover
Carol Jackson
President and CEO
HarbisonWalker International
John Jankowski
Vice President & Treasurer
PPG Industries
Dr. Caroline Johns
Northgate School District
Rebekah Kcehowski
Jones Day
Kathryn Klaber
Managing Partner
The Klaber Group
John Krolicki
Vice President, Facilities and Support Services
UPMC Presbyterian Shadyside
Eric Laughlin
Vice President Human Resources
Foundation Radiology Group
Kathleen Lese
Executive Director-Employee Benefit Plan Services
Ernst & Young
Stanley Malyszka
Advertising Director
Pittsburgh Business Times
Edward J. Manko
Group Manager, Property Mngmt
Jones Lang LaSalle Americas
Chris McKnight
Director of Golf
Laurel Valley Golf Club
Raymond D. Newhouse
Retired Vice President & Chief Financial Officer
LANXESS Corporation
Adam Perlow
Executive Vice President
McKnight Realty Partners
Solon "Bud" Person
Executive Vice President
Federated Hermes
Robert A. Pudlo
Vice President, Operations Technology & Systems Support
FedEx Ground
Dr. Mary Ann Rafoth
Vice -Provost, Academic Affairs
Robert Morris University
Bob Tiskus
VP - Market Executive
M&T Bank
Frank Urabaniak
Senior Manager- Global Human Resources
Rozanna Thomas
Group Rental Manager
Enterprise Holdings
Peter Vaccaro
Executive Vice President- Wealth Management
PNC Bank
Gerald Thompson
EVP, Director of Public Relations
Jana Volante Walshak
Fox Rothschild LL
William Withers
Vice President, Continuous Improvement
Citizens Bank
James Yard
Schneider Downs & Co., Inc.
Matthew J. Yokitis
Tax Managing Director

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