Next Generation Council

Mission

Emerging leaders thinking critically and acting collaboratively with regional stakeholders to elevate a racial, ethnic and generational diversity of talent in the Pittsburgh region.

Vision

To collectively make the Pittsburgh region inclusive, welcoming, and thriving for all.

The Next Generation Council was created to engage millennial leaders in the retention work happening in the Pittsburgh region, with the goal of gaining better insight into what young professionals think about the region and what impacts their desire and ability to stay in the region. As the millennial generation is diverse and highly mobile, their decision to stay in or leave our region will make a significant impact on our population growth and economic vitality over the next 20 years. The Next Generation Council is an important voice for the future of southwestern Pennsylvania.

Council Members

Andrea Vasquez

Senior Group Banking Representative

Dollar Bank


Ashli White

Summer Analyst Program Manager

BYN Mellon


Brittney Krieger

HRIS Analyst

Bayer


Daniel Salahuddin

Resident Physician

UPMC


Emma Wallis Jones

Analyst - Client Experience

Allegheny County Department of Human Services, Office of Data Analysis, Research, and Evaluation


Itha Cao

Policy Analyst

Office of Mayor William Peduto, Bureau of Neighborhood Empowerment


Ja'Lisa Brown

Benefits Specialist

Alcoa


Jessica Franklin

Corporate Communications Manager

Koppers


Kathryn Gigler

Director of Education

Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre


Ketwana D. Schoos

Civil Rights Investigator

Community College of Allegheny County


Laura Graeber

IT Consultant

Bayer U.S. LLC


Logan Williams

Organizational Development Manager

Allegheny County Airport Authority


Marcus Thompson

Relationship Manager, Private Client Group

PNC


Nelson Cooper IV

Assistant Vice President, Underwriter - Financial Institutions & Professional Sports

The PNC Financial Services Group


Shanel Divito

Director of Inclusion and Collaboration

Pittsburgh Mercy