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Dr. Chris W. Brussalis

Allegheny '87

General Council President

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Dr. Chris Brussalis is President and CEO of The Hill Group, Inc., a national management consulting firm, specializing in strategy and operations for large corporations, institutions, and governments. He is also Adjunct Professor of Management and Policy at the Heinz College, Carnegie Mellon University.

Chris serves the Fraternity as President of the General Council. Prior to his election to the General Council in 2010, Chris served the Fraternity as Upsilon Province President and as the chapter advisor of Illinois Eta at the University of Illinois where he pursued his advanced degrees. Chris was initiated in the Pennsylvania Delta Chapter at Allegheny College.

Chris is active in public policy and economic development and was appointed by Pennsylvania’s Governor to serve on the Commonwealth’s Small Business Council and by the Secretary of the Air Force as one of 100 distinguished American leaders to attend the National Security Forum. He serves on several civic and corporate boards including American Society for Competitiveness, Advanced Pro Technologies, Live Like Lou Foundation, Regional Learning Alliance (Chairman), Leadership Pittsburgh (Past Chairman), and Eberly College of Business at Indiana University of Pennsylvania (Advisory). He also served on the boards of the National ALS Association (Chairman of Public Policy and Advocacy, Executive Committee), Andrew Carnegie Free Library and Music Hall (Chairman), CentraComm Communications, CONTACT Pittsburgh, and Waynesburg University’s MBA and Doctor of Nursing programs (Advisory).

Chris was named a distinguished alumnus of Allegheny College, one of the Pittsburgh region’s Fast Trackers, Top 20 Changemakers, 40 Under 40, and Pittsburgh’s 50 Finest. He resides in Gibsonia, Pennsylvania, a northern suburb of Pittsburgh, with his wife Christina and children Katherine, Sophia, William, and Isabella.

A Piece of Advice

“Our Fraternity is an incredible lifelong journey, and it has helped me become a better man. What you put into Phi Delta Theta is definitely what you will get out of it, but be careful not to limit yourself to just the Fraternity, particularly during your college years. Get involved in other activities while you are in school. It will broaden your experiences that, in the long run, will enhance both your personal and professional life and will bring back tremendous value to the Fraternity.”