Tony Pittman to speak at IST

Tony Pittman, director of Business Relationship Management in Hewlett Packard’s Global Supply Chain Services organization and former Penn State football player, will deliver a talk from 4:15 to 5:30 p.m. on Feb. 1 in the Cybertorium (room 113) of the IST building on Penn State's University Park campus. The talk is part of IST’s ongoing Town Hall Speaker Series. The event is free and open to the public. Register to attend at http://ist.psu.edu/tonypittman online.

As a business professional, Pittman has spent his 14-year career focused on leadership, consulting and supply chain management. Before joining HP (formerly EDS) in 2006, Tony worked as a supply chain leader and consultant for several firms, including IBM and PriceWaterhouseCoopers.

In 2007, Tony and his father Charlie Pittman published their first book, “Playing for Paterno.” The book chronicles their two-generation experience playing under the leadership of legendary coach Joe Paterno. As starters under Paterno, Tony and Charlie went a combined 45-0-1, posting the best known father/son record in the history of major college football. Combined, the two played on 3 of Paterno’s 5 undefeated teams. Additionally, both Tony and Charlie were named First Team Academic All-Americans in their senior years, standing as the only father and son in Penn State’s proud history of academic excellence to earn the distinction.

It was after turning down Harvard, Yale and Princeton, that Tony decided to attend Penn State, following in his father’s footsteps. Then, in 1993, Tony led the Nittany Lions in interceptions, with 5, and as a starting defensive back for the 1994 undefeated Rose Bowl champions, Tony was a 2nd Team All-Big Ten selection. In 1995 Tony graduated with honors from Penn State with a bachelor of science degree in industrial engineering. Tony also received the Oswald award as Penn State’s most outstanding scholar athlete and was recognized by the National Football Foundation and College Football Hall of Fame as one of College Football’s most outstanding scholar athletes. Courtesy of a fellowship awarded by the National Football Foundation, Tony earned an MBA in 2002, also from Penn State.

Last Updated July 07, 2011