Pittsburgh Business Times: Newly Minted: 24 new Pittsburgh-area top executives you should know

This spring, the Pittsburgh Business Times is launching a new project called Newly Minted.

This special publication, running in June, will highlight 24 top executives who have assumed their new roles since fall 2023. These include CEOs, presidents, executive directors and equivalent roles.

They represent a variety of industries, from banking to manufacturing to real estate and beyond. Each has been hand-picked by their organization to drive business forward and meet goals and objectives.

The Business Times’ editorial team regularly tracks people in top positions at companies as part of our ongoing news coverage. We selected these 24 based off of this coverage, looking to ensure there was a diversity of people and industries on this list.

To see who the 24 are, scroll through the gallery below or check out the list below, in alphabetical order.

24 new Pittsburgh-area top executives you should know

  • Chris Ayers, CEO, Arconic Corp.
  • Frederique van Baarle, president and CEO, Lanxess Corp.
  • Dr. Richard Beigi, president, UPMC Mercy and UPMC Magee-Womens Hospital
  • Barata Bey, president, African American Chamber of Commerce of Western Pennsylvania
  • Steve Blanco, CEO, MSA Safety
  • Diana Charletta, president and CEO, Equitrans Midstream
  • Sanjay Chowbey, incoming president and CEO, Kennametal Inc.
  • Michael Connor, market leader, Hanna Commercial Real Estate
  • Nicholas Dragga, executive director, Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre
  • Rich Fitzgerald, executive director, Southwestern Pennsylvania Commission
  • Jeffrey Ford, managing partner, Grossman Yanak & Ford LLP
  • Tom Frank, executive director, NAIOP Pittsburgh
  • Ricky Frazier Jr., SVP, Keystone Region, Comcast
  • Ken Gabriel, CEO, Pitt BioForge
  • Christopher Lee, managing director and COO, Dickie, McCamey & Chilcote
  • Michael Lyons, president, PNC Financial Services Group Inc.
  • David McCall, international president, United Steelworkers
  • James Newell, chairman and CEO, Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney
  • William Oplinger, president and CEO, Alcoa Corp.
  • Luke Ratke, Pittsburgh managing partner, Grant Thornton
  • Thomas Ryan, Pittsburgh office managing partner, K&L Gates
  • James Sullivan, president and COO, Koppers
  • Christie Tillapaugh, president and CEO, Dentons Cohen & Grigsby
  • Penny Zacharias, managing partner, McGuireWoods Pittsburgh

Profiles of each of these leaders will run in the June 14 weekly edition of the Pittsburgh Business Times and online.

View the full article at bizjournals.com.