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GRADS in the News

Please alert us to grads and participants (including yourself) in the news for future issues of the log.

Alicia Andrews

Alicia Andrews, LP XXII, LDI XI, named Associate Director of Operations II at the Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center.

Richard Citrin

Richard Citrin, LP XXIV, Citrin Consulting, author of a recent Pittsburgh Business Times letter to the editor.

Linda Clautti

Linda Clautti, LP XXI, Chief Executive Officer, Northside Urban Pathways Public Charter School, in a recent Pittsburgh Business Times article.

Kevin Colosimo, LP XXII, named Managing Partner at Burleson Cooke L.L.P.

   Jason Altmire

The Honorable Mike Doyle, LP III, Congressman, United States House of Representatives and The Honorable Jason Altmire, LDI VII, Congressman, United States House of Representatives, recently participated in Allegheny County Music Festival Fund's Candidates' Comedy Night 2010. For photos from the event, check out http://www.alleghenycounty.us/dhs/ccn.aspx.

Ann Dugan   

Ann Dugan, LP X, Founder/Executive Director/Associate Dean, University of Pittsburgh Center for Entrepreneurial Excellence and Lee Ann Munger, LP XII, Director, Center for Women in Business and PowerLink Programs, Institute for Entrepreneurial Excellence in a recent POP City publication.

Lisa Hoitsma, LP XX, Executive Director, Gateway to the Arts, in a recent POP City article.

Petra Mitchell, LP XXIII, President, Catalyst Connection, in a recent Pittsburgh Business Times article.


Suzanne Parks, LP X, Public Service Officer, First Commonwealth Bank, named chair of ACHIEVA board of trustees. William Lestitian, LP XV, CEO, Rothman Gordan, P.C., named chair elect.

Kathy Risko, LDI XI, Associate Director, CONNECT on KD-PG Sunday Edition.

Blake Ruttenberg

Blake Ruttenberg, LP XXVI, Executive VP, Sales & Marketing, American Textile Company, in a recent Pittsburgh Business Times article.

Lora Sigesmund, LP XVI, Owner, Perlora, recently named to the board of directors of POWER.

Bernadette Smith, LP XXIV, Dr. VP/Sr. Portfolio Manager, Fifth Third Bank, named 2010 ATHENA Award Winner.

Sally Wade

Sally Wade, LP XIX, VP, Human Resources, Mitsubishi Electric Power Products, Inc., 2010 recipient of a HR Leadership Forum Award. To find out how to nominate your favorite HR professional for next year, contact Peggy Fayfich at peggy@strategic-retreats.com.


Jeff Carpenter, LP XXVII, Artistic Director, Bricolage Production Company, writes about the LP XXVII retreat in his blog.

Chris Pacione, in two recent publications. POP City and Pittsburgh Business Times.

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ATTENTION Alumni: Expand Your Knowledge!

Leadership Pittsburgh Inc. October 2010 Public Agenda Forum
Pensions and My Children--What and Why I Need to Know

Jon Delano, LP V, Money & Politics Editor, KDKA-TV asks State Senator Jay Costa, 43rd District; John Tarka, President, Pittsburgh Federation of Teachers; and State Representative Jim Christiana, 15th District, "What can be done?"

Jay Costa      

October 22, 2010
7:30 AM - 9:30 AM
The Rivers Club
301 Grant Street, #411
Pittsburgh, PA 15219

Cost (Includes Breakfast): $20 | $17 LPI Connective Members

To register: http://lpinc.org/community_events.asp | 412.392.4505 | offfice@lpinc.org

Thank you to the supporters of this forum:

Jewish Healthcare Foundation

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ALUMNI: Expand Your Networks!

LPInc. Guest Bartending Event


Always an alumni favorite! Join us as two LPInc. Board Members--Bob Buzzelli, LP XXIII, Fifth Third Bank, and State Senator John Pippy--serve up their best concoctions! All gratuities will support our scholarship fund!

Where: The Allegheny HYP Club (conveniently located downtown!)
             619 William Penn Place
             Pittsburgh, PA 15219

When: Friday, November 12th from 5:30 p.m.
- 8:30 p.m.(Stop by on your way to or from dinner or a show, or stay the whole time!)
Cost: $
10 at the door, includes hors d'oeuvres (Remember to generously tip your bartenders!)

Also, bring your lucky charm (and some cash) for chances to win fabulous prizes!

RSVP: www.lpinc.org/community_events.asp 412.392.4505 | office@lpinc.org

Be a leader and donate your tips!
'Cause this money were collecting goes to scholarships!

RECENT LPInc. Events

Leadership Pittsburgh XXVII Opening Retreat

On Friday, September 24th and Saturday, September 25th, the 62 members of LP XXVII formally began their Leadership Pittsburgh program year with their opening retreat. Highlights of the session included top notch facilitation by Development Dimensions International, featuring Tacy Byham, LP XXII, Senior Consultant, Executive Solutions and Jim Kauffman, LP XXV, Consulting Team Leader, Prototype Team and powerful and thought-provoking keynotes by The Honorable Jim Roddey, Chairman, Allegheny County Republican Party/ Former Chief Executive, Allegheny County and Ian Rawson, Managing Director, Hopital Albert Schweitzer, Haiti



LEFT: Ian G. Rawson, Ph.D., Managing Director, Hopital Albert Schweitzer Haiti
CENTER: LP XXVII Participants Anthony Matteo, Diana James, Jeffrey Carpenter, and Rebecca Harris
RIGHT: The Honorable Jim Roddey, Chairman, Allegheny County Republican Party/Former Chief Executive, Allegheny County

For more photos, click here.

NEW LPI Connective Members

A big thank you to all of our graduates and friends who joined the LPI Connective or renewed memberships between August 26 and September 30. Click here to learn more about how you can join; we would love to feature YOU on this list!

Floyd A. Cephas, Sr., LP XVI Dennis DaPra, LP XV Chief Nathan Harper, LP XXIV
Marie Milie Jones, Esq., LP XVI Ilyssa Manspeizer, LP XXVI William Edward Wolfe, LDI XVII, in memory of Robert Chambers, Jr.

ALUMNI Relations

Leadership Development Initiative XIII Mini-Reunion!

5 Years later, the graduates from LDI XIII are still having fun! The group got together on Monday, September 20th for a Happy Hour at Bar Louie in Station Square--check out all of the pics!

Please let us know if YOUR LP/LDI class plans to reconnect! Contact Danielle Tyson, Graduate & External Affairs Manager at danielle@lpinc.org | 412.392.2248 to help generate ideas and learn what has worked for other classes.

Amy Lewis, Jennifer Rapach and Dolly Armstrong


Junior Achievement's Distinguished Alumnus of the Year Award honoring LP Grad

Junior Achievement of Western Pennsylvania will honor Scotti Mulert, a graduate of the first class of LP, Development Specialist, Renaissance III 2000, Inc., with the 2010 Distinguished Alumni of the Year Award.

Scotti Mulert

Wednesday, November 3
Rivers Club, Pittsburgh
A networking reception will begin at 5:30 pm
Cost: $40

For more information, or to make a reservation, please contact the Junior Achievement office at 800-522-6957.

COMMUNITY Opportunities & Events

Special Alumni Discount--Leadership Pittsburgh Night: Bricolage Midnight Radio

LP and LDI Alumni, reconnect at one of Pittsburghs coolest theatres! Bricolage Production Company's October installment of Midnight Radio is a tribute to the anniversary of the airing of War of the Worlds. For more information, visit www.webbricolage.org.

When: October 22nd, 9pm (Please join other LPI Alumni at 8:30PM for a Happy Half Hour before the show)
Where: Bricolage, 937 Liberty Ave, Pittsburgh (Downtown, across from the August Wilson Center)

To register:
www.brownpapertickets.com/event/132102 and enter code 'pghleaders' to get up to two tickets at $15.00 each (originally $20). Each additional ticket is $17.00.

Submitted by: Linda Sirianni, LDI XVII/LOB XII, Financial Analyst, FedEx Ground


The YWCA Center for Race & Gender Equity Power of 32 Dialogue

The YWCA Center for Race & Gender Equity would like to invite you to participate in a powerful dialogue, which will provide an opportunity for our unique knowledge to be shared in a meaningful way to inform positive action.

When: October 12, 2:00- 4:30
Where: YWCA Center for Race & Gender Equity
305 Wood Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15222
(light refreshments will be provided)

To RSVP your attendance, please contact dlclark@ywcapgh.org (space is limited).

Submitted by: Dina L. Clark, LP XXIII, Director, Center for Race and Gender Equity, YWCA Greater Pittsburgh


Save the date! 19th Annual Racial Justice Awards Dinner

The YWCA Greater Pittsburgh Racial Justice Awards Dinner celebrates people and organizations demonstrating commitment to eliminating racism in our region.

November 17, 2010, 5:30 pm, Westin Hotel, downtown

Submitted by: Dina Clark, LP XXIII, Director, Center for Gender and Race Equity, YWCA Greater Pittsburgh


Carnegie Mellon Heinz College Information Sessions

The Heinz College offers two part-time master programs for working professionals--Master of Public Management and Master of Science in Information Technology. These sessions will provide a great opportunity to learn more about the part-time graduate programs.

Information Sessions:
Wednesday, October 13th, 5:30 PM
Hamburg Hall, Carnegie Mellon University

Wednesday, October 27th, 5:30 PM
6 PPG Place, 11th Floor - Room 1120

For more information contact Katy Dugan at 412-268-9394.

Submitted by: Donald Bonk, LP XXIV, Masters of Public Policy & Management, The Heinz College


Participate in the World Affairs Council of Pittsburgh's WorldQuest 2010 7th Annual International Trivia Game

Wednesday, October 20, 2010
Check In: 5:30 p.m.
Let the Games Begin: 6:00 p.m.
Senator John Heinz History Center,
1212 Smallman Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15222

This event is open to the public! It's a chance for local nonprofits, academic institutions, private companies such as law firms and financial organizations - just to name a few - to mix, mingle, and compete for the title of WorldQuest Champion! Each team is made up of five members. For more information and to register,
click here.

Submitted by: Amiena Mahsoob, LDI XVII, Education Program Manager, World Affairs Council of Pittsburgh


STANDING FIRM: Get involved today!

STANDING FIRM: The Business Case to End Partner Violence, is a new regional initiative that helps employers: Recognize partner violence as a workplace and workforce issue; Respond effectively in the workplace using STANDING FIRM tools; and know how to Refer to appropriate internal and community resources for additional assistance. Get the facts and learn about the resources available to you and your company at www.standingfirmswpa.com. Employers can learn more or become a member at no cost on the website.

Submitted by: Susan Nitzberg, LP XXVI, Program Consultant, STANDING FIRM


UPMC Dignity & Respect Fall Festival

Celebrating inclusion of all ages, cultures and backgrounds.

FREE and open to the public
Free Giveaways!
Live multicultural entertainment!
Free health and educational information!
Community resource tables and vendor exhibits!
Games and activities for kids and adults of all ages!

Saturday, October 16, 11:00 am - 4:00 pm Schenley Plaza: Oakland Forbes Avenue and Cathedral of Learning (Bigelow)

Sponsored by the Center for Inclusion at UPMC and Allegheny County. For more information, please contact at DandRcampaign@gmail.com or call 412-864-3582

Submitted by: Dawnita Wilson, LDI XVIII, Program Director, Inclusion Initiatives, UPMC

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