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Stefani Pashman to lead Allegheny Conference on Community Development

Aaron Aupperlee
| Tuesday, Sept. 12, 2017, 4:21 p.m.

The Allegheny Conference on Community Development has named Stefani Pashman its new CEO.

Pashman, the current CEO of Partner4Work in Pittsburgh, will take over the post from Dennis Yablonsky, who plans to retire.

“Stefani is an accomplished leader, well respected by the many organizations and officials with whom the conference partners, and under her leadership, the conference will achieve great things on behalf of the people and businesses of the Pittsburgh region,” said William S. Demchak, vice chair of the Allegheny Conference and chairman, president and CEO of The PNC Financial Services Group.

Pashman has been CEO of Partner4Work, formerly known as the Three Rivers Workforce Investment Board, since 2010. Partner4Work is a workforce development nonprofit serving Pittsburgh and Allegheny County. Pashman led the development of Pittsburgh Works, a program that matches people looking for work with employers looking for workers. She also started the Learn & Earn program, which places nearly 2,000 young people in jobs with the city or county each summer.

“Stefani has been a tireless champion for the region by building a world-class workforce development system that rivals systems in areas twice our size,” Mark Latterner, Partner4Work chair, said in a statement.

Latterner said Pashman helped grow Partner4Work from a $2.9 million think tank to a $21 million workforce development organization.

Debra Caplan, a longtime Partner4Work board member, will serve as interim CEO of the organization until a search committee finds a replacement.

Pashman's duties at the Allegheny Conference, a nonprofit organization dedicated to development in a 10-county region, begin Oct. 2.

Yablonsky announced in April he will retire after leading the Allegheny Conference for nine years.

Aaron Aupperlee is a Tribune-Review staff writer. Reach him at, 412-336-8448 or via Twitter @tinynotebook.

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