PYP Talks w/ Audrey Russo, President & Chief Executive Officer of Pittsburgh Technology Council (PTC)

  • Tuesday, June 26, 2018
  • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
  • Rivers Club 301 Grant St., Suite 411 Pittsburgh, PA 15219
  • 13

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Everyone has been talking about the “tech boom” erupting in Pittsburgh over the past few years, but what does the “tech boom” entail and how does it affect you and the city of Pittsburgh? Why would Amazon want to have a second headquarters in Pittsburgh and why is Duolingo using billboards in Silicon Valley to persuade employees to move to Pittsburgh?

Our PYP Talks speaker Audrey Russo, President and CEO of PTC, will share the answers to these burning questions and more. Audrey Russo is recognized as one of the 50 Most Powerful People in Pittsburgh and has recently received the Women of Influence Award of 2018 while also has been featured as one of the Top Women in Tech in Pittsburgh. Join us this evening at the Rivers Club in Downtown Pittsburgh for what is bound to be an informative and educational talk.

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Since 2007, Audrey Russo has served the technology business sector for southwestern PA as President and CEO of the Pittsburgh Technology Council (www.pghtech.org), the oldest (1983) and largest technology trade association in North America. In this role, Russo facilitates strong interaction across all sectors of the regional economy. With a background in information technology, operations and finance, Russo previously worked for several large multi-national, Fortune 500 companies (Alcoa, Reynolds Metals), as well as at MAYA Design. Russo also worked in academia as an adjunct faculty and project role at Virginia Commonwealth University. She loves the complexity of Pittsburgh’s physical, literal and metaphorical terrain and believes the city will succeed and grow through technology innovation and commercialized disruptions across every platform and experience. Pittsburgh’s technology roots are essential and imperative in achieving competitive, diverse and vibrant economies.

Russo earned her Bachelor of Science from Ohio State University. She also has a Master’s in Public Administration from Syracuse University’s Maxwell School of Public Affairs.

Russo is a previous Board Chair for the World Affairs Council of Pittsburgh, as well as serving as a board member of the following organizations: Urban League of Greater Pittsburgh, Regional Industrial Development Corporation (RIDC), Jewish Community Center (JCC) of Greater Pittsburgh, CityLab, Highmark Business Advisory Board, and the Power of 32. Russo also co-hosts TechVibe Radio every Friday at 7pm on KDKA 1020 AM or FM 93.7 HD2 to explore technology companies and entrepreneurial issues. She also serves as the President of the newly formed nonprofit Fortyx80 which serves to ensure that Pittsburgh’s vitality will be sustained through education for entrepreneurs, education for the next generation of the economy and development of newer collisions of innovation.

Rivers Club
301 Grant St.,
Suite 411
Pittsburgh, PA 15219


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