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Labor/Educator SYLVIA C.WILSON

Assistant to the President Pittsburgh Federation of Teachers Enthusiastic educator and labor activist, Sylvia C. Wilson is dedicated to im-

proving Pittsburgh Public Schools for students, teachers and parents. Currently assistant to the president of the Pittsburgh Federation of Teachers, she has worked with the organization as the elected secretary for 31 years. She has also been an elementary school teacher in the district for 26 years. Additional activ- ities with state and local labor or- ganizations include duties with the Allegheny County Labor Council, the Pittsburgh chapter of the A. Philip Randolph Insti- tute, the American Federation of Teachers and the Southwestern Area Labor Federation of Penn- sylvania. She represents the American Federation of Teachers in several capacities. Her local political affiliations include serv- ing as a democratic committee woman in Pittsburgh’s 12th ward, serving as a member of the Democratic State Committee and sitting on the city-county AL- COSAN board, among others. Community commitments in- clude serving on the board of

Small Seeds Development Inc., serving as secretary of the Riverset Credit Union and being an active participant in the Uptown Little League and Wilkinsburg Youth football for more than 20 years. Wilson is mother to two adult sons and three daughters, but claims many more “adopted children” as her own.


Community Service KIMBERLY L.WOOD

Executive Assistant to the CEO/President Pittsburgh Penguins

Working hand in hand with the Pitts-

burgh Penguins to aid the community is only part of Kimberly L. Wood’s commit- ment to improving the region. As execu- tive assistant to Pittsburgh Penguins president and CEO David Morehouse, Wood is also responsible for representing the organization during community out- reach, corporate projects and internship coordination, among other duties. She is responsible for naming the Penguins’ inner city youth hockey program, “Pitts- burgh ICE,” or, Inclusion Creates Equality. Before joining the Penguins, she was di- versity coordinator for the law firmBurns, White & Hickton, LLC, where she intro- duced the first annual Minority Law School Student Reception. Her numerous community involvements are serving on the boards of the Centre Avenue and Thelma Lovette YMCA’s, the Wilkinsburg Boys and Girls Club, the Downtown Neighborhood Association and Pittsburgh Green Innovators. She is also serves on committees for Family House, the Greater Pittsburgh Literacy Council, CCAC Leg- ends and is Pittsburgh Public Theater am- bassador. She is a longtime Hill District resident who lives in Crawford Square.

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