Champions Advisory Board

Champions Advisory Board

The Champions Advisory Board was formed by Heather Lyke in 2018 to advise, assist and provide feedback to her executive team on critical department initiatives.

This Board is comprised of alumni, corporate stakeholders, Pitt parents, philanthropists, former student-athletes and thought leaders. By supporting the bold vision of the Athletic Department, the Board enhances opportunities and bolsters the Pitt experience for student-athletes through their work.

They are Champions for our region, our student-athletes, our coaches and the University.

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Board Members

Brian Casey (A&S '86)

Annandale, VA View Bio

Cindy Citrone

Southport, CT View Bio

Jay Cleveland, Jr.

Pittsburgh, PA View Bio

Gerry Delon (KGSB '94)

Pittsburgh, PA View Bio

Vince DeLuzio (A&S ’68, LAW ’72)

Pittsburgh, PA View Bio

Pat Gallagher

Pittsburgh, PA View Bio

Steve Gaustad (A&S '79)

New York, NY View Bio

John Gismondi (A&S '75, LAW '78)

Pittsburgh, PA View Bio

Dan Jenkins (A&S '90)

Mount Lebanon, PA View Bio

Rich Maniskas (A&S '97)

Berwyn, PA View Bio

Jeff Martchek (A&S '87)

Arlington, VA View Bio

Dennis McKamish

Pittsburgh, PA View Bio

Martha Munsch(A&S ’70)

Pittsburgh, PA View Bio

Bruce Murphy (A&S '75, GSPIA '77)

Cleveland, OH View Bio

David (Dave) Natali, M.D. (A&S '76, MED '80)

Pittsburgh, PA View Bio

Tim Pecsenye (A&S '84, LAW '87)

Philadelphia, PA View Bio

Theodora Polamalu (CGS '08)

Rancho Santa Fe, CA View Bio

Mona Riordan

Sewickley, PA View Bio

Susie Shipley (KGSB '88)

Pittsburgh, PA View Bio

Michael Stratos (A&S '91)

Pittsburgh, PA View Bio
Tami Tritch

Tami Tritch (A&S '81)

Sunset, SC

Nick Varischetti (A&S '06, GSPIA '08, LAW '11)

Pittsburgh, PA View Bio

Nishan (Nish) Vartabedian (ENGR '67, KGSB '69)

Franklin Lakes, NJ View Bio