Social-Impact Investment

Pitch Competition Judges

Thiry-one local and national leaders with expertise in business, entrepreneurship, conservation, economic development, economic mobility, health and well-being and philanthropy agreed to judge the Richard King Mellon Foundation’s second annual social-impact pitch competition.

Will Allen

Partner, Magarac Venture Partners

Michael Annichine

Chief Executive Officer, Magee Women’s Research Institute & Foundation

Kenya Boswell

Senior Vice President, Community Affairs, Highmark Health

Eric Boughner

Managing Director, BNY Mellon Pennsylvania; Global Head, Treasury Services Business Development, BNY Mellon Pennsylvania; Chairman, BNY Mellon Pennsylvania

Cait Brumme

CEO, Mass Challenge

Lynsie Campbell

Founder & Managing Director, Better Work Ventures

Kelly Collier

Program and Ecosystem Development, LifeX

Kate Dewey

Senior Advisor, Dentons Cohen & Grigsby

Ilana Diamond

Managing Partner, 412 Venture Fund LP

Jackie DiMonte

Partner, Chicago Ventures

Rebecca Doerge

Dean, Mellon College of Science, Carnegie Mellon University

Matt Flanagan

Founding Partner, fama PR; General Partner, fama Ventures

Jill Ford

Principal, Toyota Ventures

Bruce Gebhardt

Co-Founder & Partner, Pathfinder Capital Advisors LLC

Gerardo Interiano

Interim Vice President of People, Aurora

Lee Kimball

Investment Director, Pittsburgh, Arctaris Impact Investors

Kim Kolt

Founder, For Good Ventures

Christopher Martin

President, Carnegie Bosch Institute, Director, Research + Development at Bosch: AI

Dave Mawhinney

Executive Director, Swartz Center for Entrepreneurship, Carnegie Mellon University

Alicia McGinnis

General Partner, Audrey's Kitchen

Patrick McKenna

Co-Founder/Executive Chairman, Facet Wealth

Nitin Pachisia

Founding Partner, Unshackled Ventures

Jean-Luc Park

Senior Director Social Impact Funds, TEDCO

Carlos Peña

Director of Investments, ImpactAssets

Joey Rahimi

Co-Founder & CMO,

Kendra Ross

Head of Social Impact, Duolingo

Juan Scarlett

Managing Director, OneValley Ventures

Larry Selzer

President & Chief Executive Officer, The Conservation Fund

Jeffrey Solomon

Chief Executive Officer & Chair, Cowen Inc.

John M. Wallace, Jr.

Vice Provost, Faculty Diversity and Development, University of Pittsburgh

Larry Weidman

Chief Financial Officer & Strategic Advisor, Diamond Kinetics

Social-Impact Investment Pitch Competition

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