Eric Mann opens spring 'CEO Conversations' series at Fayette Feb. 16

Eric Mann, president and CEO of YMCA of Greater Pittsburgh, launches the spring 2011 series “CEO Conversations” at Penn State Fayette, The Eberly Campus Feb. 16. This free event is open to the public and will be held in the Maggie Hardy Magerko Auditorium in Penn State Fayette campus’ Community Center from noon to 1 p.m.

In March 2003, Mann came to Pittsburgh to become president and CEO of the YMCA of Greater Pittsburgh. Under Mann’s leadership, YMCA of Greater Pittsburgh focused on health and wellness, offering the highest quality of social services, assisting with the needs of underserved communities and advancing literacy among adults and children.

“I’m very committed to continuing the great YMCA tradition in Pittsburgh, and to maximizing the generous contributions made to our recent capital campaign,” said Mann. “We will continue focusing on children and families, but will also expand our Health and Wellness programs for which the Y is known. The YMCA of Greater Pittsburgh is committed to serving the entire Pittsburgh community.”

Mann began his YMCA career as youth director for the Market Street YMCA in Asheville, N.C. He stayed with the organization holding various positions at YMCAs across the country, including Cincinnati, Los Angeles, New Haven, Conn., and Charlotte, N.C. Mann holds a number of national YMCA of the USA board positions, including serving on the Y’s National Diversity Steering Committee and the Association of Professional Directors. He is active in many community and civic organizations.

Mann earned a bachelor of science degree in recreation, with a minor in psychology, from North Carolina’s Mars Hill College.

CEO Conversations is an initiative of the late Emmanuel I. Osagie, chancellor of Penn State Fayette from 2007 to March 2010. The program is designed to give students the opportunity to hear from and talk with key individuals in the local, regional, and national business communities about business, entrepreneurship and leadership, but the events are free and open to the public.

CEO Conversations debuted in fall 2007 with local businessman, philanthropist, and former Fayette County Commissioner Joseph A. Hardy III as the guest speaker. Guest speakers have also included Attorney General Tom Corbett; Fayette County Judge Nancy Vernon; Sheetz Inc. Chairman Stephen Sheetz; American Eagle Outfitters CEO James O’Donnell; Dick’s Sporting Goods CEO Edward Stack; Pittsburgh Mayor Luke Ravenstahl; Allegheny Construction Group Owner and President Laura Deklewa; Pittsburgh Penguins CEO Ken Sawyer; First Lady of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Marjorie Rendell; Principal/chairman emeritus of Burt Hill John Kosar; Chairman of Westinghouse Electric Company Steve Tritch; Philips Healthcare CEO Don Spence; President/CEO of Highmark, Inc. Dr. Kenneth R. Melani; President/CEO of Whitney, Bradley & Brown William C. McMullen; President/CEO of MSA William M. Lambert; President/CEO of Heinz North America Scott O’ Hara; President/Founder/CEO of ProTech Compliance Curtis Aiken; and President of Hefren-Tilloston Kim Tilloston Fleming, CFA.

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Last Updated July 07, 2011