2019 represents the 75th anniversary of a unique moment in the Pittsburgh region and nation’s history, a time during World War II when public and private sector leaders put down their differences and came together to make a better place.
Led by financier R.K. Mellon and Mayor David L. Lawrence of the City of Pittsburgh, these leaders identified the post-war challenges Pittsburgh had to overcome – smoky skies, polluted rivers and a decaying urban environment – and made no small plans. They worked together to make them a reality. Over the course of a generation, the smoke cleared, the rivers ran cleaner and the region became known as among the most livable in America
The Pittsburgh Values they adopted – citizen leadership, commitment to community and public-private partnership – have guided ever more diverse groups of leaders through bad times and good, from the collapse of the region’s industrial base in the 1980s to its emergence in the 21st century as a global leader in innovation in energy and the digital and life sciences.
Today, our region stands on the eve of a new decade and the next generation of transformation, the beginning of Our Next 75.
Who’s leading the effort?
Our Next 75 is an initiative of the Allegheny Conference on Community Development on the occasion of its 75th anniversary in 2019, made possible in part through the generous support of PEOPLES, HIGHMARK, and US STEEL.
Jeff Broadhurst, president and CEO of Eat’n Park Hospitality Group, and Toni Murphy, Regional Vice President of Comcast Business, are co-chairing a steering committee comprised of a diverse group of leaders from across southwestern Pennsylvania.
75th Anniversary Steering Committee
Philips Jim Ambrose
Desmone Architects Neysha Arcelay
Precixa LLC Courtney A. Boone
Westinghouse Electric Company Eric Boughner
BNY Mellon Jeff Broadhurst
Eat'n Park Hospitality Group, Inc. Tacy M. Byham PhD
Development Dimensions International, Inc. Itha Cao
City of Pittsburgh Kenny Chen
Ascender Tracy J. DeCock
The PNC Financial Services Group, Inc. Karen Wolk Feinstein PhD
Jewish Healthcare Foundation Caine Finnerty
WATT Fuel Cell Evan Frazier
Highmark Health Richard L. Fruehauf
United States Steel Corporation James Gibbs
MeterFeeder Josiah Gilliam
POISE Foundation Jason E. Hazlewood
Reed Smith LLP Christopher B. Howard PhD
Robert Morris University Michael Huwar
Columbia Gas of Pennsylvania, Inc. Paige Kassalen
Covestro LLC Kurt J. Lesker, IV
Kurt J. Lesker Company Dominique Luster
Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh Jeff Mallory
Duquesne University Erin McDowell
Range Resources Corporation Laurie R. Mizrahi
Mizrahi, Inc. Toni Murphy
Comcast Aradhna M. Oliphant
Leadership Pittsburgh, Inc. Arthur Pang
PPG Lindsay Powell
City of Pittsburgh Devesh Sharma PhD
Aquatech International Corporation Andréa Stanford
Allegheny County Melia Tourangeau
Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra Randy P. Vulakovich
Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney Diamonte Walker
Urban Redevelopment Authority of Pittsburgh Gina Winstead
Pittsburgh Technology Council