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Alumni Association Board


The Heinz College Alumni Association Board (HCAAB) is the advisory body that represents alumni within the Heinz College community. Our mission is to lead the Heinz College Alumni Association's effort to maintain an enriching relationship for the purposes of collaboration, support, and advancement of the name and reputation of Heinz College and its alumni.

The primary objectives of the HCAAB are:

  • The promotion of communication among its members and between its members and Heinz College
  • The provision of annual financial support for Heinz College
  • The promotion of employment and internship opportunities for alumni and students of Heinz College
  • The provision of feedback from alumni to Heinz College regarding the policies and programs of the College
  • The preservation and promotion of Heinz College’s legacy of diversity
  • The promotion of the name and programs of Heinz College

Interested in learning more about the HCAAB, becoming involved, or nominating a member? Download and review the current HCAAB Bylaws.

Meet the Board

Portrait of Michael Faison

Michael Faison, MAM 1995


President, Elected 2016-2020; Executive Director of the Idaho Commission on the Arts; Boise, ID

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Josh Caplan, MSISPM 2007


President-Elect, Elected 2018-2022; Southern California Tech Bridge Director, NavalX; Naval Information Warfare Center (NIWC) Pacific; San Diego, CA

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Portrait of Josh Caplan
Portrait of Mary Ellen Benedict

Mary Ellen Benedict, MSPPM'85; Ph.D.'91


Elected 2016-2020; Faculty Member in the Economics Department at Bowling Green State University; Bowling Green, OH

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Samir Butt, MISM 2012


Elected 2016-2020; Manager at PricewaterhouseCoopers; Chicago, IL

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Portrait of Samir Butt
Portrait of Marykay Fuller

Marykay Fuller, MSPPM 1989


Elected 2016-2020; Partner, KPMG; London, UK

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Marie N. Hollein, CTP, MPM 1991


Elected 2014 – 2020; President & CEO of Financial Executives International; Morristown, NJ

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Portrait of Marie N. Hollein
Portrait of Brenda Lee Johnston

Brenda Lee Johnston, MAM-GIOCA 2013


Elected 2014-2020; Assistant Professor of Arts Administration at Jordan College of the Arts, Butler University; Indianapolis, IN

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Sandeep Munnangi, MSPPM 2013


Elected 2014-2020; Consultant at EY; Pittsburgh, PA

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Portrait of Sandeep Munnangi
Portrait of Trupti Natu

Trupti Natu, MISM 2009


Elected 2016-2020; Uber - Risk Management and Strategy (Uber Eats); San Francisco, CA

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Kristine Werlinich, MPM 1996


Elected 2018-2022; Senior Director, Alumni Networks at UCLA Alumni Affairs; Los Angeles, CA

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Portrait of Kristine Werlinich
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Devon Halley, MSPPM 2009

Elected 2018-2022

Senior Manager, Deloitte Digital; Washinton, D.C. 

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Ex Officio Board Members


Alumni Association Awards Program

The HCAAB initiated the Heinz College Alumni Awards in 2012 to recognize outstanding alumni.

The HCAAB initiated the Heinz College Alumni Awards in 2012 to recognize outstanding alumni with three awards: Distinguished Alumni, Outstanding Recent Alumni, and Alumni Meritorious Service.

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