Meet Our Leaders

Get to know our Executive Mentors.

Executive Mentors provide exposure, advocacy, and visibility to their mentee as a key pillar of development during the Executive Leadership Academy.

Bill Bates

Adjunct Professor
Carnegie Mellon University

Former Pittsburgh Chapter President & Founder
National Organization of Minority Architects

Joyce Bender

Founder, Bender Consulting Services, Inc; Co-Founder, iDisability; Founder, Bender Leadership Academy; Host, Podcast "Disability Matters with Joyce Bender" 

Kenya Boswell

Senior Vice President, Community Affairs
Highmark Health

Ja'Ron Bridges

Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer - Medicaid
Highmark Inc.

Christine Bryant

EVP, Global Head Tailored Urethanes
Covestro AG

Quintin Bullock

Community College of Allegheny County

Beth Codner

Chief People Officer
Eat'n Park Hospitality Group

Onyeka Egbuna

Chief Audit Executive
Dollar Bank

David Finegold

Former President
Chatham University

Rhonda Fischer

Chief Operating Officer
Carnegie Mellon University- Tepper School of Business

William Generett Jr., ESQ.

Senior Vice President for Civic Engagement and External Relations
Duquesne University

Saleem Ghubril

Executive Director
The Pittsburgh Promise

Jason Hazlewood

Managing Partner 
Reed Smith LLP

Kathy Humphrey

Carlow University

Myah Moore Irick

Founder, Senior Vice President & Private Wealth Manager
The Irick Group- Merrill Private Wealth Management

Kevin Jenkins

Vice President for Public Policy and Civil Leadership
The Pittsburgh Foundation 

Ron Lawrence

Retired Vice President
Bombardier Transportation

Janis Leigh

Chief People Officer
Giant Eagle

Jerry MacCleary

Strategic Advisor

Glenn Mahone

Retired Partner
Reed Smith LLP

Greg Spencer

Managing Director
Spencer MacCleary & Associates 

Kenneth Spruill

Managing Director, Center for Family Philanthropy and Wealth Education
Glenmede Private Wealth

Alexis Steals

Vice President, Operations
The Advanced Leadership Institute

Richard Taylor


Niki Theophilus

Wabtec Corporation

Randy Vulakovich

SVP Senior Principal - Government Relations
Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney

Get to Know Us

Meet the executives that provide advice and guidance on  TALI's strategic direction.