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Council of Advisors

McKenna School Council of Advisors

The McKenna School is supported by a Council of Advisors, which is composed of business leaders, foundation heads, prominent people in public policy, and alumni. The primary purpose of the council is to assist in strategic planning, program development, curriculum review and resource advancement.


Daniel Hennessy, President – Hennessy Consulting 


James Douglas Austin, former Senior Vice President – James Austin Company

Michael Barron, C’16, Marketing Manager – PNC

Robert Bartolacci, C'86, Senior Management and Financial Executive – Modern Group of Companies

Barb Bobula, MCHSL ’15, MSMOE ’17, Vice President Patient Experience – Allegheny Health Network

James Buscaglio Jr., C’04, Strategic Program Lead – Amazon Web Services

Paige Casario, C’18, Senior Product Specialist – SAP

Amanda Cecconi, C'87, Founder and Managing Partner - Punching Nun Group

Vince DeLuca, C’87, Chief Executive Officer – Sapphire Systems

Mark Durishan, C'70, President - SABAL Associates, LLC

Don Ellenberger, Head of Multi-Sector Strategies – Federated Hermes

Gregory Fajt, C’77, former Chief of Staff – Pennsylvania Commonwealth

David Gaito, C'99, Senior Vice President - Secured Lending - PNC Business Credit

Raymond J. Hanley, President - Federated Investors Management Company

Christopher J. Masciantonio, C'85, General Manager, Government Affairs - United States Steel Corporation

Chilufya Mashambe, C’17, Assurance Manager – Ernst & Young, LLP

Thomas McKee Jr., C’15, MSMOE ’17, Chief Transformation Officer and Chief Information Officer – W. L. Gore and Associates

Jayme Meredith, C'93, Senior Vice President and Financial Advisor - Baird Private Wealth Management

Jennifer Miele, C'00, Chief Communications Officer – Roman Catholic Diocese of Greensburg

Michele Murphy, C'88, Retired C-Suite Executive – various

Karen Puchalsky, C’87, Founder and Chief Executive Officer – Innovate E-Commerce

Hans Sack, President, Retired C-Suite Executive – various

Nathan Sylvester, C'07, Director of Manufacturing Portfolio Management – Kennametal, Inc.

Thurman Wingrove, C’88, Controller – University of Pittsburgh

Neal Zuzik, C’98, Chief Operating Officer – Cadence Petroleum Group