University of Pittsburgh
June 8, 2015

University of Pittsburgh Governance and Nominating Committee Advances Board Member Candidates

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PITTSBURGH—The Governance and Nominating Committee of the University of Pittsburgh Board of Trustees today advanced 11 individuals for re-election to the board. In addition, the committee advanced a candidate for re-election to the board of the University of Pittsburgh Trust and two members for re-election as University Directors of the UPMC Board of Directors.

Nine candidates are current board members up for re-election: G. Nicholas Beckwith III, chairman and chief executive officer, Arch Street Management LLC; Michael A. Bryson (A&S ’68), retired executive vice president, The Bank of New York Mellon Corporation; James P. Covert (A&S ’91), president and chief executive officer, Institute for Transfusion Medicine; Robert G. Lovett (A&S ’66), partner, Lovett Bookman Harmon Marks LLP; Martha Hartle Munsch (A&S ’70), partner, Reed Smith LLP; John H. Pelusi Jr. (A&S ’77, GSPIA ’79), executive managing director of Holliday Fenoglio Fowler LP; William E. Strickland Jr. (A&S ’70), president and chief executive officer, Manchester Bidwell Corporation; Stephen R. Tritch (ENGR ’71, BUS ’77G), retired chairman of Westinghouse Electric Company; and Sam S. Zacharias (A&S ’64), principal of Gateway Financial Group, Inc.

Two other candidates up for re-election both previously served as Pitt board members from 2007-09 and again from 2011-13: Emil M. Spadafore Jr. (A&S ’71), partner in Thomas, Spadafore & Walker LLP; and A. David Tilstone, president of National Tooling and Machining Association and ADT International Consulting.

In addition, the committee recommended that Pelusi be re-elected as a Trustee of the University of Pittsburgh Trust Board and that Strickland and Tritch be re-elected as University Directors of the UPMC Board of Directors.

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