Please alert us to grads and participants (including yourself) in the news for future issues of the log.
2008 Racial Justice Award Winners
Congratulations to LPI graduates Evan Frazier, LP XIV, President & CEO of the Hill House Association and Ralph Proctor, LP II, Chair of Ethnic & Diversity Studies at Community College of Allegheny County for receiving the 2008 Racial Justice Award.
Aria Charles, LDI XV, Grant Writer for the Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank, was elected to the Board of Directors of the Western Pennsylvania Chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals.
Jessica A. Ellel, LDI XV, an attorney at Houston Harbaugh, P.C., has been selected for inclusion in Pennsylvania Super Lawyers' Rising Stars 2008. Only 2.5% of lawyers in Pennsylvania are named to this list. Congratulations Jessica!
Andy Hannah, LDI I, President & CEO, Plextronics, Inc. is featured in PopCity. Andy also headed the founding efforts of LDI, along with Tony Buzzelli, LP VI. To read the article, click here.
Eric Hanson (on guitar), LP XXIV, of DDI and his band played to a packed house at Sunny Jim's in the North Hills. Sunny Jim’s also hosted LP XXIV for their 25th Anniversary Class Reunion in May.
Dan Horgan, Executive Director of Pittsburgh Cares and LPI organizational partner, is featured in Pittsburgh Professional Magazine..
Rosemary Martinelli, LPXI, Executive Director of Marketing and Communications for WQED Multimedia Pittsburgh, was nominated for three regional Emmy Awards for news/programming/promotion for the WQED Changes Lives promotional campaign.
Petra Mitchell, LP XXIII, appears in a recent Pittsburgh Business Times article. To read more, click here.
Scott Morgan, LP XVI, President, of Brunner Inc., appears in the Business Times on sustaining a work-life balance during the holidays and the importance of this balance to Brunner Inc.'s constituents.
Lou Oliva, LP XVI, appears in a recent Pittsburgh Business Times article. To read more, click here.
Hesh Reinfeld, LP XII, Syndicated Business Humor Columnist, appears in the New York Times. For more information on the article, click here.
Scott Leff, LP XXV, Associate Director at the Bayer Center for Non-Profit Management, in a recent Pittsburgh Business Times article. Click here to read the story.
Michelle Smith Tipton, LDI XVI, was featured in Pittsburgh Professional Magazine for her work as Executive Director of Angel's Place, a nonprofit providing free accredited child care to single parents pursuing their own education.
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Join us on January 29th for lunch at the Rivers Club to exchange ideas one-on-one with members of Pittsburgh City Council. City Council members to date include Patrick Dowd, Darlene Harris, Bruce Kraus, Bill Peduto and Doug Shields. More information to come at www.lpinc.org.
Time: 11:30 AM - 1:30 PM
Cost: $20 (Includes lunch)
LPI grads, participants and prospective applicants - email email@example.com to register.
Seating is LIMITED, early registration recommended.
Save the Date! Spring Distinguished Ethics Speaker
Leadership Pittsburgh Inc., The Allegheny Conference on Community Development and the Beard Center for Ethics in Leadership present the "Spring Distinguished Ethics Speaker" Featuring Deborah Drake, VP, investment policy and analysis, ACCION International. Drake will discuss "The Power of Microfinance: Addressing Poverty While Advancing Entrepreneurship in a Global Economy"
When: 1/27/2009 11:30 AM
Where: Duquesne Club
Cost: Professional/For-Profit: $90 per person/$700 per table
Academic/Nonprofit: $60 per person/$450 per table
10% Discount for LPInc. grads & participants and ACCD affiliates!
For more information, visit http://www.business.duq.edu/beard/.
Champions Connections - Hard Hat Tour of the August Wilson Center - A Full House!
LEFT: The August Wilson Center for African American Culture
RIGHT: Neil Barclay, president & CEO, The August Wilson Center for African American Culture
On a wintery December night, 50 people got together to tour the new August Wilson Center on Liberty Avenue. Neil Barclay, President and CEO of the August Wilson Center, welcomed the guests into the site where they were led on a tour through the amazing new center by the construction team. After the tour, guests mingled at Little E's Jazz Club for a reception.
Due to the high level of interest in this event, Leadership Pittsburgh Inc., The Allegheny Conference on Community Development and the August Wilson Center will partner again in February for another tour (with even more development to see!). Please contact Leadership Pittsburgh at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 412.392.4505.
Leadership Pittsburgh XXV Group Visits WPAHS's STAR Center
BACK ROW: James Logan (LPI); Scott R. Sullivan (LPI); Greg Quinlan (LPI); Shawn Brooks (LPI); Scott D. Levenson and STAR's Larry O'Leary, simulation specialist, and Cindy Carlson, administrative director.
Pictured in the West Penn Allegheny Health System's employee newsletter, "The Word" on November 20 are members of the Leadership Pittsburgh XXV group in WPAHS's STAR Center (LPI) and hosts. LP XXV visited the center as part of their Regional Economy Session.
LP XXV Human Services and Human Needs Session
On Thursday, December 11th, 2008, LP XXV participated in their Human Services and Human Needs session, sponsored by Goodwill Southwestern Pennsylvania. The session offered opportunities to deepen participants' knowledge of human needs in our community through the work of One Vision One Life. The day, interspersed with video clips from LP XXV Learning Group conversations about violence with One Vision One Life Community Coordinators, stimulated the class' thinking regarding public policy in meeting human needs in our community. It also encouraged the class members to consider their own ability to affect policy and how we can better meet human needs to build a stronger, smarter community and region for all. Session planning team members included Scott Izzo, Director of the RK Mellon Foundation, Walter Smith, Executive Director of Family Resources and Bob Stumpp, Senior Policy Manager at the Allegheny County Department of Human Services.
LEFT: Ian Prisuta, LP XXV, Vice President, Giant Eagle Business Systems, Giant Eagle Inc. and Dr. Walter Smith, Executive Director, Family Resources
Refer People Like You!We are now accepting applications for the 2009-2010 program year for LP XXVI and LDI XVII. We hope that you will refer Leadership Pittsburgh Inc. programs for the development of established and young professionals in your network and from your company. Applications for Leadership Pittsburgh are due first Friday in May; for Leadership Development Initiative first Friday in June. Applications and schedules for 2009-2010 are now available online at www.lpinc.org.
WE are proud of you!
Congratulations to the 2008 New Pittsburgh Courier "50 Men of Excellence" LPI Winners!
Congratulations to the Pittsburgh Business Times 2008 "CFO of the Year" LPI Winners!
Community View on Good Governance
A+ Schools believes that the Pittsburgh Public Schools are vital to the success of the region. We believe good school board governance is essential to improving our schools. To that end, we would like to understand how the community views the Pittsburgh Public Schools' school board governance. We would appreciate your responses to this brief online survey (the survey will take 5-10 minutes to complete). Your responses will help us identify and communicate the community's expectations.
To access the survey, click here.
Submitted by: Carey Harris, LDI IV, Executive Director, A+ Schools
Board Placement Assistance
Are you looking for board members? Are you looking to serve on a board? Please contact Kathy Risko, Senior Program Manager at Kathy@lpinc.org and we will work with you to find that perfect match!