Executive Leaders

Robert A. Meeder, Ph.D

CEO & President – Pittsburgh Gateways Corporation; Energy Innovation Center, LP; EIC Management, LLC,; and EIC Master Tenant, LLC

Founding President of Pittsburgh Gateways Corporation; Energy Innovation Center, LP; and Energy Innovation Center Institute, Inc. Chairman of the Boards of The Clemente Collection and Society and Energy Innovation Center Institute, Inc. Bob received his B.A. (Westminster), M.A. (Duquesne) and PhD (Pitt).He has extensive experience in post-secondary education; community based economic development and the formation and management/governance of private for profit and private not-for-profit partnerships. Dr. Meeder has led strategic planning, new venture development, substantial fund raising efforts and partnership development in 31 US states and 7 foreign countries. The majority of his current economic development activities are focused on the continuing development of the seven acre Energy Innovation Center complex.

 

William P. Miller

COO & VP- Pittsburgh Gateways Corporation; Energy Innovation Center, LP; EIC Management, LLC; and EIC Master Tenant, LLC

Chief Operating Officer of Pittsburgh Gateways Corporation; Energy Innovation Center, LP. Bill joined Pittsburgh Gateways Corporation in 1999 with over 24 years of experience as an entrepreneur. Mr. Miller has found and managed private companies (MMS, Business Concepts, Vesta Designs, and Prism Fiber Optics) within the Pittsburgh region; previously had eight years of experience serving as a boat yard and steel fabrication field supervisor and coordinator of the technical training facility for Dravo Corporation’s Engineering Works Division. Mr. Miller’s current responsibilities at the Energy Innovation Center include: Managing all pre-construction design and construction phase development, LEED Certification, Women & Minority Participation Plan and implementation, Historic Tax Credit compliance, tenant leasing, land acquisition, corporate engagement and facility operations.

Additionally he is responsible for managing existing and establishing new partnership opportunities relating to commercial development and start-up companies. Within this role he has also select training program design and implementation responsibilities i.e. Intro to the Trades, Operating Engineers, Security Guard, business incubation work space and business assistance programs. Some of his previous responsibilities have included : Managing business incubator facility assessments, commercial development, installation and management of the Gateways program at various Centers of Technology e.g. Pittsburgh University Product Innovation Center, Center for Emergency Medicine, PantherlabWorks, Purdue Research Foundation Incubator, Northern Indiana Innovation Center, Hammond Technology Center and Valparaiso Technology Innovation Center. Other activities include management of technology exchange and business matching activities with the Japanese Government and serving as interim President and general manager for start-up companies.

 

 Jessica Lee

VP – Pittsburgh Gateways Corporation, Energy Innovation Center, LP; EIC Management, LLC;  and EIC Master Tenant, LLC

Vice President and Secretary of Pittsburgh Gateways Corporation; an officer of the Energy Innovation Center, L.P. and affiliates; and a founding team member of the Energy Innovation Center Institute, Inc, which is a start-up of Pittsburgh Gateways Corporation.  Jessica received her B.A. at Duke University and her J.D. at Duke University School of Law (both in Durham, NC).  She has material for-profit and nonprofit experience in entrepreneurship, business and investment counsel, oversight of human resources and legal/regulatory, strategic planning, facilitative coaching and dispute resolution, business development, and program creation and management.  Jessica is also a professional Jazz singer and recording artist and a founding member of the America’s Arts & Music Crossroads Center at Pittsburgh Gateways Corporation, which has assisted in the saving of the historic Crawford Grill Jazz Club in Pittsburgh’s Hill District and has provided creativity and career programs to those in underserved communities.  Jessica is responsible for assisting with program and new venture creation and management and for oversight of legal/regulatory, human resources, and community outreach and collaboration.

 

Ashleigh Pollard

Business Operations Manager- Pittsburgh Gateways Corporation; Energy Innovation Center, LP; EIC Management, LLC; and EIC Master Tenant, LLC

Business Operations Manager at Pittsburgh Gateways Corporation and Energy Innovation Center. Prior to joining Pittsburgh Gateways, Ashleigh was an Assistant Vice President of Short Sales and Deed-in-Lieu at Bank of America Merrill Lynch. In that role Ashleigh was responsible for managing foreclosure actions, asset management vendors and document audits in the defaulted mortgage industry before, during and after the Great Recession. During her time at the bank, Ashleigh gained deep insight into real estate and internal management techniques as she specialized in title reconciliations, disputed mortgages and ultimately succeeding by remaining ahead of a fast-changing regulatory environment. Her leadership skills and experience in real estate and management was complimented by her personal activities – Ashleigh purchased and managed her first multifamily property while a student at California University of Pennsylvania where she graduated Cum Laude. Ashleigh is an avid runner and health enthusiast and enjoys helping others in any capacity that will open the opportunity for education, growth, happiness, healthiness and sustainability. Ashleigh’s current responsibilities include, back office management, executive team support, leasing management, grants and loan development assistance and reporting assistance, campaign funding support, HR functions, PGC program process implementation, and manager of the Pittsburgh Green Innovators co-workshop.

 

Reginald Cox

Facility/Operations Manager – Pittsburgh Gateways Corporation; Energy Innovation Center, LP; EIC Management, LLC; and EIC Master Tenant, LLC

Reggie is responsible for day to day building management and specific program development. Reggie joined Pittsburgh Gateways with almost two decades of business experience in non-profit and for-profit organizations. He holds a Master’s Degree from Carnegie Mellon University, has earned several Homeland Security certificates and is certified by the NGICP in green infrastructure construction, inspection and maintenance.

Board of Directors for Pittsburgh Gateways Corporation, Energy Innovation Center, LP; EIC Management, LLC; and EIC Master Tenant, LLC

Reynolds Clark, Chair

Retired Vice Chancellor and Chief of Staff, University of Pittsburgh

Dan Leri, Vice-Chair

Director, Innovation Park, Penn State University

Paul D’Alesandro

District Director, 14th Congressional District

Ann Dugan

Senior Managing Director, Family Office Exchange, Retired Founder and Assistant Dean, Katz Graduate School of Business, Institute of Entrepreneurial Excellence, University of Pittsburgh

Dawn Fuchs

CEO and President of the Weavertown Environmental Group

Franco Harris

Member NFL Hall of Fame (Pittsburgh Steelers) Owner and President, Super Bakery and Parks Sausage Company

Michael Kane

President, Community Foundation for the Alleghenies

Tim McNulty

Co-founder, Managing Partner- BlueTree Venture Fund, LLC.

David L Motley

Co-founder, Managing Partner- BlueTree Venture Fund, LLC.

Joshua Pollard

CEO, Omicelo

Stephen Robinson

Managing Partner, Pittsburgh Equity Partners LP

Walter W. Turner

Retired CEO Koppers Corporation, Director, Koppers Holdings

Paul Svoboda

Deputy Director, Government Relations Pennsylvania Department of Education