Robert Meeder, PhD. – President and C.E.O.

Responsible for developing and managing all program activity.

Founded Gateways in 1998 with over 31 years of experience in institutional administration and economic development, including substantial fund raising, strategic planning and partnering experience.

Bill Miller – Vice President and C.O.O.

Responsible for providing Centers of Technology and regional businesses with manufacturing-related assistance, project management and staff oversight.

Joined Gateways in 1999 with over 24 years of experience as an entrepreneur founding and managing private companies (MMS, Business Concepts, Vesta Designs, and Prism Fiber Optics) within the Pittsburgh region; previously had eight years of experience serving as a field supervisor and coordinator of the technical training facility for Dravo Corporation’s Engineering Works Division.

Jessica Lee, JD – Vice President & Program Director

Responsible for business development matters and management of arts-related ventures, including strategic planning, funding, partnering, operations oversight and assistance with the new business commercialization process.

For over 16 years, has assisted new ventures as investment/business counsel, institutional investor and entrepreneurial advisor. Has blended background as a professional Jazz & Blues vocalist and recording artist and business advisor with an emphasis on the technology, life sciences and entertainment sectors.









Board of Directors

G. Reynolds Clark, Chairman (The University of Pittsburgh)

Ann Dugan, Audit Committee (The University of Pittsburgh)

Franco Harris (Super Bakery & Parks Sausage)

Michael Kane (Community Foundation for the Alleghenies)

Dan Leri, Vice-Chair (Penn State University)

Tim McNulty (Carnegie Mellon University)

Tanna Pugh (Independent Consultant)

Stephen Robinson, Audit Committee (Robinson Venture Partners)

C. Paul Svoboda (Urban Redevelopment Authority, City of Pittsburgh)


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