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Dr. Chris W. Brussalis

Allegheny '87

LiveLikeLou Member-At-Large


Dr. Chris Brussalis is President and CEO of The Hill Group, Inc., a national management consulting firm founded in 1953, specializing in strategy and operations for large corporations, institutions, and governments. He is also Adjunct Professor of Management and Policy at the Heinz College of Carnegie Mellon University where he has been teaching at the graduate level for twenty-five years. Dr. Brussalis is very active on civic and corporate boards. In addition to Live Like Lou Foundation, he currently serves on the boards of Phi Delta Theta International Fraternity (President), American Society for Competitiveness, Advanced Pro Technologies, Regional Learning Alliance (Chairman), Leadership Pittsburgh (Past Chairman), and Eberly College of Business at Indiana University of Pennsylvania (Advisory).

In recognition of his commitment to civic engagement and service, Dr. Brussalis was appointed by Pennsylvania’s Governor to serve on the Commonwealth’s Small Business Council and was one of 100 distinguished American leaders selected by the Secretary of the Air Force to attend the National Security Forum. 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 (President), CentraComm Communications, Institute of Management Consultants for Western Pennsylvania (Vice President), Annual Fund of Allegheny College (Chairman), CONTACT Pittsburgh, Waynesburg University MBA and Doctor of Nursing Practice programs (Advisory), and Rotary International. Dr. Brussalis also managed the New Idea Factory, the largest economic development transition effort of a metropolitan region in the history of the United States in Allegheny County, Pennsylvania.

Dr. Brussalis 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.