Newsmaker: Susan Baker Shipley
Noteworthy: Recently was appointed by Gov. Tom Corbett to the Port of Pittsburgh Commission, where she will serve as commission chair
Residence: Mt. Lebanon
Family: Husband, Neal; daughter, Fabiola, 15; sons, Neal, Jr., 13, and Max, 11
Occupation: President of the Western Pennsylvania and Ohio Valley region at Huntington Bank.
Education: Bachelor's degree in pre-professional studies from the University of Notre Dame in 1986; a Certificate of Spanish Studies from Universidad de Navarra, Pamplona, Spain, in 1987; and a master's in business administration from the University of Pittsburgh's Katz Graduate School of Business in 1988.
Background: Shipley has served on boards with The Children's Institute of Pittsburgh, Allegheny Conference on Community Development, Pennsylvania Economy League of Greater Pittsburgh, Manchester Bidwell Corp., Auberle, Carlow University and The International Women's Forum, Pittsburgh Chapter. She is co-chair of the Major Gifts Committee of the Pittsburgh Promise, previously co-chaired the United Way Women's Leadership campaign and served on the Pennsylvania Governor's Conference for Women Host Committee as well as the Wharton Executive Education Advisory Board, University of Pennsylvania.
Quote: “As the second largest U.S. inland port, our waterways play a vital role in our region's economic, recreational and environmental well-being. Our inland waterways serve as an important link connecting the region to the domestic and global marketplace, thus creating jobs and improving our quality of life.”