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22 AUGUST 10-16, 2011 Diversity COLLEEN MCMULLEN


Executive Director of Diversity Strategies and Programs Carnegie Mellon University Working for one of the region’s pre-


miere incubators for emerging busi- nesses, Colleen McMullen is ensuring that people of all creeds and back- grounds have an opportunity to grow. As executive director of diversity strategies and programs for Carnegie Mellon University’s Tepper School of Business, McMullen examines out- reach and recruitment outside of the school, as well as the cultural climate within the school.McMullen is amem- ber of the Tepper School’s Manage- ment Committee and also serves on CarnegieMellon’s President’s Diversity Advisory Council. She also serves on the Board of Trustees and Executive Committee for the Consortium for Graduate Study inManagement, an or- ganization dedicated to enhancing di- versity in business education. In June, she was nominated for the Consortium’s Sterling H. Schoen Achievement Award. She also served two terms as vice chair and boardmember of the Forte Foundation, an organization directed to- ward advancing women in business leadership roles. She is also a a licensed Realtor with Cold- well Banker Real Estate Services, a member of


WOMEN OF EXCELLENCE 2011


NEW PITTSBURGH COURIER


Community Service LISA E.MINOR


Senior Community Relations Specialist Duquesne Light


A role as senior community relations specialistwith Duquesne Light gives Lisa


The Central Baptist Church of Pittsburgh, amem- ber of the WQED Multimedia Community Advi- sory Board and a Volunteer Coach with The First Tee of Pittsburgh youth golf organization. She is co-chair of the local chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Inc.’s Audit Committee and a member of the chapter’s internal leadership de- velopment committee.


E.Minor oversight over a philanthropic budget of nearly $4million per year and the responsibility of keeping the organization in touch with the region it serves. As manager of the company’s Power of Light program she assists nonprofits, communities and other organizationswith lighting projects that have illuminated walkways and ball fields throughout the area. Minor’s other role as community liaison and event coordinator puts her in charge of the company’s volunteer pro- grams,where she has already lead the company to 80 percent of its goal of com- pleting 3,500 volunteer hours. She is also co-employee campaign manager of the organization’s United Way campaign. Under her leadership this year, the company raised $400,580 for the campaign and received the UnitedWay’s “Best of the Best” award. Minor’s additional community in- volvements include serving as second vice chair of the Three Rivers Youth board of directors, working with the UnitedWay’sWomen’s Lead- ership Council and being an active board member of the Homewood-Brushton YMCA. She is a running enthusiast who competed the full Pitts- burgh Marathon twice and the half marathon, this year. She also mentors and coaches new runners. Minor


holds a bachelor’s degree from Duquesne University and a master’s from Saint Francis University. She resides in Pittsburgh with her husband and daughter.


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