Board of Directors
The members of Bridgeway Capital’s Board of Directors represent a diverse body of thought, with members from banking, small businesses in the community, economic development and education. They utilize their expertise to guide Bridgeway Capital and its strategies.
Managing Director, Jones Lang LaSalle
Mr. Adamski is a Managing Director in Jones Lang LaSalle’s Tenant Representation Group where he is responsible for all client requirements in Western Pennsylvania and West Virginia. In this role, he focuses exclusively on Tenant Representation. Prior to joining Jones Lang LaSalle in 2000, Mr. Adamski was President of Commonwealth Realty Investments where he was involved with more than 100 investment-related transactions including commercial leasing, land development and IRC Section 1031 Exchanges. Prior to beginning his real estate career in 1994, Dan served in the U. S. Marine Corps for eight years. Mr. Adamski is past President of the Western PA SIOR chapter and a member of the Pittsburgh Regional Champions, the Allegheny Conference on Community Development, USATriathlon, and the Marine Corps Association.
Susan A. Apel, Secretary
Partner, K & L Gates
Ms. Apel is a partner at K & L Gates’ Pittsburgh office. She is a practical and creative transactional and commercial lawyer, and advises clients with respect to mergers & acquisitions, domestic and international joint ventures, and commercial and corporate governance matters. Her experience is across a wide array of industries. She has worked for a variety of private and public clients, from start ups to large multinational corporations, but with an emphasis on global middle market enterprises. Ms. Apel left K & L Gates in 2005 for approximately nine years to serve as the General Counsel and Corporate Secretary of Ellwood Group, Inc. She also worked for Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr LLP in Washington, DC, and clerked for a federal judge in Seattle, Washington. She holds a B.A. from Kenyon College and a J.D. from Harvard Law School.
President & CEO, Berner International
Georgia Berner is President & CEO of Berner International, in New Castle, PA, the first U.S. manufacturer of air curtains which create an air seal across an open doorway. She took over the 65 employee company in 1984. She has served on the board of many organizations and currently serves on Penn Future, the She Should Run Foundation, and the PA Workforce Development Boards. Ms. Berner has been active for 16 years with the Women Presidents Organization. She has received many honors and awards including the Ernst & Young Western PA Entrepreneur of the Year Award (twice), SBA Western PA Small Business Person of the Year and the YWCA Tribute to Women. She has a BA from Hollins University and two Master Degrees from the University of Pittsburgh.
President & CEO, YMCA of Greater Pittsburgh
The YMCA of Greater Pittsburgh appointed Kevin Bolding as president and CEO in June 2016. Bolding has more than 20 years of YMCA leadership experience. Beginning his career in 1994 as executive director of the Hunton YMCA in Lynchburg, VA, he subsequently spent a decade with the YMCA of Metropolitan Detroit before moving on to the YMCA of Greater Miami. He came to Pittsburgh in 2009 to serve as district vice president, responsible for managing the YMCA’s urban branches. In late 2014, the Pittsburgh YMCA appointed him COO. Mr. Bolding is a graduate of the University of Virginia. He is a member of Central Baptist Church in the Hill District of Pittsburgh and is actively engaged in the Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation of America.
Charles Broff, Chairperson
Vice President Occupancy Planning & Transaction Management – Retired, Highmark
Mr. Broff was the Vice President of Occupancy Planning and Transaction Management at Highmark, and was responsible for its real estate portfolio strategy, and leasing, acquisition, disposition and occupancy planning of real estate for Highmark’s operating needs. He has a broad range of experience in project management, process definition and occupancy planning, and has worked in company reorganization, strategic planning, merger integration and more. Prior to his position at Highmark, Mr. Broff worked in project management for an industrial forensics consulting firm. He also spent over 25 years in the banking industry and identified millions of dollars in annual occupancy expense savings. Mr. Broff holds an M.S. from the University of Michigan and an MBA from the University of Pittsburgh.
Lynn W. Davenport, Esq.
Adjunct Professor, Community College of Allegheny County
Before teaching at the Community College of Allegheny County, Ms. Davenport served as an attorney with the Federal Reserve Bank of New York in the Division of Banking Supervision and Regulation. After moving to Pittsburgh, she devoted her time to serving various philanthropic organizations and currently serves on the Board of the Carnegie Museum of Art. Ms. Davenport is an adjunct professor of economics at the Community College of Allegheny County. She received a J.D. from the University of Michigan Law School, an M.A. in economics from the University of California at Berkeley, and a B.A. from Smith College.
Ronald A. Donatelli
President of the Pittsburgh Region, First National Bank
Ronald A. Donatelli is the President of the Pittsburgh Region of First National Bank. He first joined the bank in 2009 and was responsible for the development, management and growth of the Business Credit and Capital Market operations. Prior to joining First National Bank, he was Senior Vice President/Regional Manager of Citizens Bank and has over 35 years in financial services. Mr. Donatelli received his BS degree in Business Administration and Finance from LaRoche College. He has taught classes in banking for Robert Morris Associates and was a Board Member of the Pittsburgh Chapters of the Commercial Finance Association and Turnaround Management Association. He volunteers with the Watson Institute.
Managing Director and Head of US Policy and Political Analysis, Evercore ISI
Mr. Haines, a Pittsburgh native, brings to the Bridgeway Capital board extensive experience in financial services law, policy, and regulation from his work in Congress and the Executive Branch, and with Fortune 500 companies and private investors. Mr. Haines is Managing Director and head of US policy and political analysis of Evercore ISI, one of the top 5 Wall Street markets research firms. Mr. Haines served as Chief Counsel and Staff Director of the US House Committee on Financial Services; Senior Counsel to the US House Energy and Commerce Committee; and Chief of Staff and White House liaison at the Federal Communications Commission. Mr. Haines was also has been a partner in two top 100 US law firms and two government relations companies, and was general counsel to a large media company.
Principal, Strategic Advisors
Prior to founding Strategic Advisors, Mr. Hays led Mellon’s Strategic Advisors Group (MSA) which provided M&A and private placement advisory services. Under his leadership, MSA serviced the needs of Mellon’s Middle Market client base. Prior experience includes three years as a Principal with Main Street Capital Holdings, Inc., a middle market private equity firm, and fifteen years at Westinghouse Financial Services as Vice President (Group Head) Asset Sales and Syndications, for the Corporate Capital Group where he was responsible for marketing its $3.5 billion debt and equity portfolios. Other positions at Westinghouse Financial included Vice President, Corporate Finance and Vice President, Marketing, for the Asset Based Lending Group. Mr. Hays currently serves on the Board of Directors of St. Clair Hospital, Bridgeway Capital, Inc., LTS Scale Company, LLC, and Sajar Plastics, LLC. Mr. Hays has been a frequent speaker at numerous conferences including the NASBIC, ACG, CFA and has been a guest lecturer at Pittsburgh based universities. In addition, Mr. Hays was a past judge for the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award. He is a past president of the Pittsburgh Chapter of Association for Corporate Growth (ACG) and has also served on the Board of Directors for AccuSpec Electronics, LLC and Mellon Financial Markets, LLC. He holds FINRA Series 24, 7 and 63 licenses. Mr. Hays received a B.A. in Economics from Indiana University of Pennsylvania and an M.B.A. from the University of Pittsburgh, Katz Graduate School of Business.
Thomas J. Kelly, Jr.
C.P.A., Partner, PwC
Mr. Kelly is an audit partner at PricewaterhouseCoopers with a focus on the auditing of areas such as the loan loss allowance, derivative valuation and application of hedge accounting and investment security analysis. His primary clients are The PNC Financial Services, Inc. and the Federal Home Loan Bank of Pittsburgh.
Mr. Kelly joined PricewaterhouseCoopers in 2003 from Ernst & Young, LLP, and has 20 years of accounting, financial and auditing experience. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Illinois State University where he majored in Accounting minored in Business Administration. Mr. Kelly is originally from Chicago, Illinois and now resides in Pittsburgh with his wife and three children.
Blaine A. Lamperski
Partner, Cohen and Grigsby, P.C.
Mr. Lamperski is a partner at the Pittsburgh law firm of Cohen & Grigsby, P.C. His practice focuses on commercial real estate generally with particular emphasis on leasing, development and acquisitions. Prior to joining Cohen & Grigsby, Mr. Lamperski was a partner in the Pittsburgh office of K&L Gates LLP. Mr. Lamperski received his J.D. in 1993 from the University of Pittsburgh School of Law where he served as the Managing Editor of the Law Review and his B.A. from Duquesne University in 1990 where he graduated magna cum laude. His additional roles include: Vice Chairman, Town of McCandless Zoning Hearing Board; Community Representative, North Allegheny School Board Strategic Plan Review (2011); Member, National Association of Industrial and Office Properties, Western Pennsylvania Chapter and serving on that Chapter’s Transportation Committee; Member, Allegheny County Bar Association, Real Estate Section; Graduate of Leadership Development Initiative IX (Pittsburgh); former Vice Chairman of the North Allegheny Foundation; and former Member of the Reserve Township Zoning Hearing Board.
Jay R. Mangold
Founder, Gateway Fasteners
Mr. Mangold was the President and Founder of Gateway Fasteners, a wholesale distributor of construction supplies, and owner of Latrobe Industrial Supply, a wholesale distributor of machine shop supplies. He sold both companies in 2015. He is currently active in real estate development. He has a long track record of civic leadership serving as a local elected official in Murrysville and an economic development leader in Westmoreland County. At the present time he is a director of the Economic Growth Connection and the Private Industry Council. He is a Board Member for the Allegheny Institute for Public Policy. Mr. Mangold has degrees from Ohio University and the University of Pittsburgh.
Executive Vice President & Chief Credit Officer, Consumer and Business Banking, PNC Bank
Mr. McLaughlin has held executive leadership positions at several leading banks over the last 25 years, joining PNC in 2009. In his current position, he is accountable for all aspects of consumer credit risk for Retail Banking, Asset Management, and Mortgage Banking along with Small Business Lending. Prior to joining PNC, Mr. McLaughlin held senior positions at SunTrust, Wells Fargo, and JPMorganChase. He received his bachelor’s degree from Cleveland State University, MBA from Case Western Reserve University, and is a graduate of The Wharton School of Business Advanced Risk Management Program. Mr. McLaughlin is the author of the bestselling book, T h e L ea d er s h i p GP S and was mentored by some of the most well-known leadership experts today including John Maxwell – International leadership authority.
Thomas D. Michael
CEO and Board Chair, Larrimor’s
Mr. Michael is CEO and Board Chair of Larrimor’s, a Pittsburgh family-owned, upscale, retail store for both men and women. He oversees all financial aspects of the company, including internal control and hiring. Mr. Michael is currently serving as Chairperson of the Audit Committee for Visit Pittsburgh and member of the Finance Committee for the Pittsburgh Downtown Partnership. He has held a variety of positions from partner and senior executive for a rapidly growing, gourmet food distributor and Examiner for the National Association of Securities Dealers conducting audits of brokerage firms. Mr. Michael graduated from American University with a BS in Economics and International Relations.
Rona L. Nesbit
Senior Vice President, Finance and Administration, The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust
Ms. Nesbit is the Senior Vice President of Finance and Administration of The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust which is a nonprofit organization created to stimulate the economic and cultural development of Pittsburgh through the development and promotion of a downtown arts and entertainment district. The Trust encourages and presents diverse performing and visual arts programs in the Cultural District. It operates four theater facilities and a gallery in the Downtown Cultural District. These spaces support 1,600 performances attended by 1.3 million patrons. The Trust presents a diverse selection of cultural and multi-cultural events. It sees the arts as a catalyst for economic growth and provides arts education and outreach to school children and other underserved groups.
Carol A. Neyland
Vice President, Dollar Bank
Ms. Neyland was recently appointed to head the Community Development Department at Dollar Bank where she previously served as a Private Banker. Prior to Dollar Bank, Ms. Neyland was responsible for the regulatory compliance for the local office of TIAA-CREF. Prior to joining TIAA-CREF, Ms. Neyland spend 26 years at Mellon Financial Corporation, now BNY Mellon, where she held positions including commercial lending officer, Senior Credit officer for the Private Bank, and business development officer for Private Wealth Management. She serves on a number of nonprofit boards such as Girl Scouts of Western PA, the Urban League and the YMCA of Greater Pittsburgh. Ms. Neyland is a graduate of Carlow College and received her MBA from the University of Pittsburgh.
President & CEO, Bridgeway Capital
Mark Peterson founded and leads Bridgeway Capital, which manages $55 million and promotes economic opportunity and community revitalization across western Pennsylvania. Since 1990, the organization has helped place nearly 800 loans for $88 million across the region, which has leveraged nearly $300 million in additional financing. More than 5,000 jobs have been created and retained, leading toward the mission of a thriving region for all. Mr. Peterson has more than 30 years of experience in managing nonprofit organizations in Pittsburgh. Prior to founding Bridgeway Capital, he served as a management and fundraising consultant to nonprofit organizations. Mark received his BA in Sociology from Wittenberg University and completed course work with the American Banking Institute.
Richard Witherspoon, Treasurer
CEO & Treasurer, Hill District Federal Credit Union
Mr. Witherspoon is CEO and Treasurer of the Hill District Federal Credit Union where he oversees the daily operation of the credit union and provides financial assistance and counseling to its members. Mr. WItherspoon has been instrumental in the development of two community credit union in the Pittsburgh area which have been underserved by traditional financial service providers. Mr. Witherspoon is a board member of the Hill District Federal Credit Union, Hill House Economic Development Corporation, Youth Enrichment Services, Inc., Neighborworks Western Pennsylvania, and Womanspace East, Inc. He also chairs the boards of Financial Education Consortium of Western PA sponsored by the Federal Reserve System, and Dollars and Sense Ministry of Rodman Street Missionary Baptist Church which emphasizes financial literacy.