Title of Talk: Pittsburgh Promise: Civic Responsibility in Education
Time and Location: Feb. 28th, 4:30 p.m., Tillotson Room
Biography: David J. Malone is President and CEO of Gateway Financial, which he helped found in 1982. The company specializes in sophisticated uses of life insurance for complex needs, including generational wealth planning for high net-worth individuals and executive benefits for public and private companies. He is a member of various professional organizations associated with the insurance industry. Mr. Malone was appointed by the Governor of Pennsylvania as Chairman of the State’s Workforce Investment Board after serving for four years as Chairman of the Three Rivers Workforce Investment Board for Pittsburgh and Allegheny County. Mr. Malone is Chairman of the Pittsburgh Regional Alliance, Vice Chairman of the Allegheny Conference on Community Development, Chairman of YouthPlaces, and serves as a Director of FNB Corporation and the Western PA Surgery Center. In addition, he is a Trustee of Robert Morris University and the Jewish Healthcare Foundation. Additionally, Mr. Malone is involved in various real estate and other projects including hotel and multi-use properties, operating companies, etc. A native of Pittsburgh, Mr. Malone earned his BS in Economics from Allegheny College and later earned the Chartered Life Underwriter (CLU) and Chartered Financial Consultant (ChFC) designations from the American College.
Malone currently serves as the Chair of the Board of Directors for The Pittsburgh Promise. The purpose of The Pittsburgh Promise is to leverage the development of Pittsburgh’s neighborhoods, and see them through to prosperity, to promote the reform of Pittsburgh Public Schools, and see them through to excellence, and to provide college scholarships to Pittsburgh’s students, and see them through to graduation.