At the April 2021 board meeting, we were pleased to announce Alex G. Sciulli as our new Board Chair. Alex’s appointment comes after the retirement of former chair and longtime board member, Paul Leger, in March.
In his early professional engineering career, Alex served as the Director of the City of Pittsburgh Water Department and the Director of Engineering and Construction. More recently he held a consulting role with PWSA, where he served as the Chief of Program Management, led the effort to incorporate a stormwater master plan, and managed the design of the Four Mile Run Stormwater Improvement Project.
The PWSA Board of Directors is also excited to be joined by new Board Members Peg McCormick Barron and Mark Anthony Thomas. With their addition, our board is now comprised of nine members. Transitioning to a nine-member board was one of several recommendations made by Mayor Peduto’s Blue Ribbon Taskforce, a group of community leaders tasked with evaluating PWSA and making recommendations for its future governance and management.
Peg’s extensive background in public service
includes serving as Director of Communications and Intergovernmental Affairs for former Pittsburgh Mayor, Tom Murphy, and her time as the Executive Vice President for External Affairs for the West Penn Allegheny Health System. In addition, she established the Governmental Relations Office at Carnegie Mellon University and served as Director of Governmental and Community Relations for Magee-Women’s Hospital. Currently, she chairs the board of the Squirrel Hill Health Center and sits on the board of the Redevelopment Authority of Allegheny County.
Mark serves as the current President of the Pittsburgh Regional Alliance. This role entails being responsible for creating, developing, and executing the 10-county region’s business investment strategy and advancing partnerships to drive job creation and catalyze development. Before coming to Pittsburgh, he spent two decades crafting and executing economic growth strategies and cross-sector collaborations in New York City, Los Angeles, and Atlanta. Mark also chairs the Board of Directors of the Power of 32 Site Development Fund and sits on the boards of Fuse Corps and the Camille A. Brown Dance Company.
As we continue to implement PWSA’s Water Reliability Plan, establish a stormwater master plan, work towards our goal of removing all lead service lines, and continue our partnership with the Pittsburgh community to create an equitable water future, we look forward to each of our three new board members leveraging their proven leadership experience to help us realize our full potential as a 21st Century public water and wastewater utility.
To learn more about our Board of Directors and board meetings please visit Pgh2o.com/about-us/board-board-meetings.