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Our Staff

Thomas Croft, MPA

Executive Director

Bob Value, CTP

Deputy Director

Carrie Mihalko, MPR

Chief of Staff/Development Director

Nancy Sweeney

Staff Accountant

Anita Prizio

Outreach Specialist

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Regional Directors

Deb Lutz, CTA, MBA

Regional Director

Erie County SEWN Office

Patrick Meese

Regional Director

Central SEWN Office

Gregory Olson, MBA

Regional Director

Southeast SEWN Office

Michael Perfetti

Regional Director

Western SEWN Office

Gary Wickham

Regional Director

Northeast SEWN Office

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Jack Bardol, MBA, CPA                 Donita Rudy, CTP                                Joel Steiker, MBA

Central SEWN Consultant             Northcentral SEWN Consultant           Eastern SEWN Consultant

Our Board

The Steel Valley Authority Board is made up of delegates from member municipalities and industry leaders who provide technical assistance to manufacturers. The board provides decision making, financial direction and fundraising for the Authority. 

The Board hosts 4 meetings per year on the third Wednesday of February, May, September, and November.

If you are interested in becoming a member of the SVA Board of Directors, please contact us at: 412-342-0534 (phone) or camihalko@steelvalley.org. 

Lori Schmidt, Chairperson

Tom Michlovic, Vice Chair

Chris Casavale, Treasurer

Amy Starrett, Secretary

Patrick Bendel

Charles Bennett

Rep. Austin Davis

Wayne Donato

Eric Ewell

Tyler Gellasch

Jay Hornack, Solicitor

Rep. Bill Kortz

Tom Maglicco

Moshe Marvit

Lauren Palmquist

David Perla

Jeffrey Schaffer

Gina Velar

Robert Witherell

Board Members in Photo:

Solicitor Jay Hornack, Rob Witherell, Chairwoman Lori Schmidt, Amy Starrett, Colleen Wooten, Tom Michlovic, Eric Pferdekamper, Chris Casavale, Tom Maglicco, and Jeffrey Schaffer

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Main Office

1112 S. Braddock St., Suite 300   

Swissvale, PA  15218
Phone:  412-342-0534 
Fax:      412-342-0538

For general inquiries:

For manufacturers:

 If you are a manufacturer seeking a business consultation with SEWN staff, call us at 1-866-SVA-8832 or complete our Contact Form.


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