Talking Pittsburgh Heads

The Pittsburgh Regional Alliance, promoter of Pittsburgh's economy (and hand-in-glove ally of the Allegheny Conference), has released "a new resource designed exclusively for members of the media. This program is designed for editors and producers for the specific purpose of providing national news programmers with credible sources for expert analysis and insight." The title is "For Attribution: A Directory of Knowledge Experts from the Pittsburgh Region. And the list of experts is an interesting snapshot of who's in -- and who's out -- among Pittsburgh movers and shakers:

BUSINESS, INDUSTRY, & ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT

Heather Arnet
Executive Director, The Women and Girls Foundation of SWPA

Helen Hanna Casey
President, Howard Hanna Real Estate Services

Kathy Criss, CBCP
Director, Disaster Management Center, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center

Michael M. Edwards
President and CEO, Pittsburgh Downtown Partnership

Michele Fabrizi
President and CEO, Marc USA

Rebecca L. Flora, AICP, LEED AP
Executive Director, Green Building Alliance

Courtland P. Gould
Executive Director, Sustainable Pittsburgh

Kaigham (Ken) J. Gabriel, PhD
Co-Founder, Chairman, and Chief Technology Officer, Akustica

Howard W. “Hoddy” Hanna, III
Chairman and CEO, Howard Hanna Real Estate Services

F. Michael Langley
CEO, Allegheny Conference on Community Development

Susan McGalla
President and Chief Merchandising Officer, American Eagle Outfitters

J. Kevin McMahon
President and Chief Executive Officer, The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust

Gerald Lee Morosco, AIA
Founder and President, Gerald Lee Morosco Architects

Donald F. Smith Jr., PhD
University Director of Economic Development, Carnegie Mellon University and
University of Pittsburgh
Vice President for Economic Development, MPC Corporation

Dennis Unkovic, JD
Partner, Meyer, Unkovic & Scott LLP

CULTURE, SPORTS, & ENTERTAINMENT

Heather Arnet
Executive Director, The Women and Girls Foundation of SWPA

Donald Marinelli, PhD
Executive Producer and Co-Director, Carnegie Mellon University,
Entertainment Technology Center
Professor, Carnegie Mellon University, Drama and Arts Management

J. Kevin McMahon
President and Chief Executive Officer, The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust

Gerald Lee Morosco, AIA
Founder and President, Gerald Lee Morosco Architects

Mark J. Weinstein
Vice President and General Director, Pittsburgh Opera

EDUCATION

Brian Gill, PhD, JD
Senior Social Scientist, RAND Corporation

Mark Roosevelt
Superintendent, Pittsburgh Public School System

Luke Skurman
President, CEO and Co-founder, College Prowler Inc.

THE ENVIRONMENT

Patricia M. DeMarco, PhD
Executive Director, Rachel Carson Homestead Association

Rebecca L. Flora, AICP, LEED AP
Executive Director, Green Building Alliance

FINANCE

Stuart G. Hoffman
Senior Vice President and Chief Economist, PNC Financial Services Group

David J. Malone
President and CEO, Gateway Financial

GOVERNMENT, POLITICAL SCIENCE, & WORLD AFFAIRS

Heather Arnet
Executive Director, The Women and Girls Foundation of SWPA

Schuyler Foerster, PhD
President,World Affairs Council of Pittsburgh

HEALTH CARE & SOCIAL SERVICES

Jamie Calabrese, MD, FAAP
Medical Director, The Children’s Institute

Kathy Criss, CBCP
Director, Disaster Management Center, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center

Donna O. Farley, PhD, MPH
Senior Health Policy Analyst, RAND corporation
Co-Director, RAND- University of Pittsburgh Health Institute

Karen Wolk Feinstein, PhD
President, Jewish Healthcare Foundation and CEO,
Pittsburgh Regional Health Initiative

Amit N. Patel, MD, MS
Director, Center for Cardiac Cell Therapy, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center
Director, Center for Cardiovascular Cellular Therapy,
McGowan Institute for Regenerative Medicine
Assistant Professor of Surgery, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine

HISTORY

Andrew E. Masich
President and CEO, Heinz History Center

HOMELAND SECURITY, TERRORISM, & MILITARY

Kathy Criss, CBCP
Director, Disaster Management Center, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center

K. Jack Riley
Associate Director, RAND corporation Infrastructure, Safety, and Environment
Acting Director, RAND Center for Quality Policing
Senior Policy Researcher

INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY

Kaigham (Ken) J. Gabriel, PhD
Co-Founder, Chairman, and Chief Technology Officer, Akustica

Sunil Wadhwani
CEO and Co-founder, iGate Corporation

LIFE SCIENCES—MEDICAL R&D/BIOTECHNOLOGY

Stephen Francis Badylak, DVM, MD, PhD
Research Professor, Department of Surgery, University of PittsburghDirector,
Center for Preclinical Testing, McGowan Institute for Regenerative Medicine,
University of Pittsburgh

Carolyn E. Green
Director, Office of Enterprise Development, Health Sciences, University of
Pittsburgh

Amit N. Patel, MD, MS
Director, Center for Cardiac Cell Therapy, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center
Director, Center for Cardiovascular Cellular Therapy,
McGowan Institute for Regenerative Medicine
Assistant Professor of Surgery, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine

Astro Teller, PhD
CEO, Body Media, Inc.

Alan Waggoner
Professor of Biological Sciences and Director of the Molecular Biosensor and
Imaging Center (MBIC), Carnegie Mellon University

PHILANTHROPY & CIVIC AFFAIRS

Esther L. Bush
President and CEO, Urban League of Pittsburgh, Inc.

Cathy Lewis Long
Executive Director, The Sprout Fund

William E. Trueheart, PhD
President and CEO, The Pittsburgh Foundation

SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY, & ADVANCED MATERIALS

John Bares
Director, National Robotics Engineering Center (The Robotics Institute Carnegie
Mellon University)

Todd Jochem, PhD
Founder and President, Applied Perception, Inc.

Robert J. Kumpf, PhD
Vice President of Future Business AMER, Bayer MaterialScience LLC

Matthew Carl Lamanna, PhD
Dinosaur Paleontologist,Vertebrate Paleontology, Carnegie Museum of Natural History

Astro Teller, PhD
CEO, Body Media, Inc.

William A. Thomasmeyer
President, National Center for Defense Robotics and Executive Vice President,
The Technology Collaborative

Comments

1 Response to "Talking Pittsburgh Heads"

Joel said... 9/25/2006 2:44 PM

My God, that's a very long list. As a PR guy, I'd say it's too long. Also, such lists often reflect diversity of what they expect media to be interested in these days, moreso than a list of who's "in" or "out." Another factor: who's good on camera, or in print.

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