Alumni Association Board

Heinz College's Alumni Association Board (AAB) is elected to four-year terms by the alumni and acts as their decision-making body. The primary objectives of the Alumni Association are:

  • The promotion of communication among its members and between its members and Heinz College;
  • The provision of annual financial support for Heinz College;
  • The promotion of employment and internship opportunities for alumni and students of Heinz College;
  • The provision of feedback from alumni to Heinz College regarding the policies and programs of the College;
  • The preservation and promotion of Heinz College's legacy of diversity;
  • The promotion of the name and programs of Heinz College.

AAB Bylaws


AAB Members


Brenda Johnston

Brenda Lee Johnston, MAM-GIOCA 2013, President
Elected 2014 – 2018
Assistant Professor of Arts Administration
Jordan College of the Arts, Butler University
Indianapolis, IN

Lawrence Bortey

Lawrence Bortey, MSPPM 1996, Legislative Vice President
Elected 2012-2016

Mary Ellen Benedict

Mary Ellen Benedict, MSPPM 1985 & Ph.D. 1991
Elected 2016-2020
Faculty Member, Economics Department, Bowling Green State University
Bowling Green, OH

Samir Butt

Samir Butt, MISM 2012
Elected 2016-2020
Senior Associate, PricewaterhouseCoopers
Chicago, IL

Michael Faison

Michael Faison, MAM 1995
Elected 2016-2020
Executive Director, Idaho Commission on the Arts
Boise, ID

Mary Kay Fuller

Marykay Fuller, MSPPM  1989
Elected 2016-2020
Partner, KPMG
London, UK

Marie Hollein

Marie N. Hollein, CTP, MPM 1991
Elected 2014 – 2018
President & CEO, Financial Executives International
Morristown, NJ

Michael LoBue

Michael T. LoBue, MSPPM 1985
Elected 2014 – 2018
President, LoBue & Majdalany Management Group
San Francisco, CA

Sandeep Munnangi

Sandeep Munnangi, MSPPM 2013
Elected 2014 – 2018
Consultant, EY
Pittsburgh, PA

Trupti Natu

Trupti Natu, MISM  2009
Elected 2016-2020
Vertical Analytics Lead
San Francisco, CA


Joseph De Guia, MSIT 2010, Carnegie Mellon Alumni Association, Philippines Network
IT Manager/KM Specialist
The Louis Berger Inc – Philippines
PRMF Program

Ron Delfine
Interim Director, Alumni Relations
Director, Career Services, Heinz College, Carnegie Mellon University
Pittsburgh, PA

Sharon Miller Foster, MSPPM 1998, Carnegie Mellon Alumni Association, Atlanta Network
Human Resources Operations Manager, Sutherland Asbill & Brennan
Atlanta, GA

Aaron Osterby, MSIT 2009, Carnegie Mellon Alumni Association, Australia Network

Dr. Ed Schmitz, MSPPM 1975, Andrew Carnegie Society Representative
Principal Research Scientist, CNA
3003 Washington Blvd.
Arlington, VA  22201