Our Leadership

Leadership. This quality defines the Allegheny Conference both in our work and in our members. More than 250 Regional Investors Council members – C-level leaders from across southwestern Pennsylvania – provide their time, energy and resources to drive the future of our region.

The Conference’s board of directors is comprised of leaders of some of the most widely recognized organizations in the country. Our Regional Investors Council members, many of whom participate on affiliate and program boards, actively play a role in shaping our region.

2023 Allegheny Conference Leadership

Laura Shapira Karet
Chair, Allegheny Conference
Founder and CEO, Who Brew LLC

David Holmberg
Vice Chair, Allegheny Conference and Chair, Personnel & Compensation Committee
President and CEO, Highmark Health

Leroy Ball
Treasurer, Allegheny Conference and Chair, Audit & Finance Committee
President and CEO, Koppers Inc.

Kevin Walker
Secretary, Allegheny Conference
President and Chief Executive Officer, Duquesne Light Company

Bill Demchak
Chair, Pittsburgh Regional Alliance and Immediate Past Chair, Allegheny Conference
Chairman, President and CEO, The PNC Financial Services Group, Inc.

Bryan Salesky
Chair, Greater Pittsburgh Chamber of Commerce
CEO, Stack AV

Rebekah Byers Kcehowski
Co-Chair, PA Economy League of Greater Pittsburgh
Partner-in-Charge, Jones Day Pittsburgh

Bill Strickland
Co-Chair, PA Economy League of Greater Pittsburgh and Strategy Chair, Racial Equity
Founder and Executive Chairman, Manchester Bidwell Corporation

Eric Boughner
Secretary/Treasurer Pittsburgh Regional Alliance and
Strategy Chair, Talent
Chairman of BNY Mellon PA

Nish J. Vartanian
Strategy Chair, Infrastructure
Chairman, President and CEO
MSA, The Safety Company

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