Newsmaker: Jay Cleveland Jr.

Matthew Santoni
| Saturday, Aug. 2, 2014, 9:00 p.m.

Jay Cleveland Jr.

Noteworthy: Cleveland had his first meeting on Wednesday as chairman of the board of trustees for the Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh Foundation, the fundraising arm for the Lawrenceville hospital, after former chair Howard “Hoddy” Hanna's move to the hospital's board. Cleveland said he would like to focus on the hospital's upcoming 125th anniversary and expanding fundraising to geographic areas that the hospital and UPMC are moving into, including Erie, Altoona and South Fayette.

Age: 47

Residence: Fox Chapel

Family: Wife, Mary; children, Jay, Garrett and Charlotte.

Education: Bachelor's degree in business administration, Lycoming College in Williamsport, 1988.

Background: After graduating, Cleveland took a job in the family businesses, Cleveland Bros. Equipment Co. and CB Mining, where he is now president and CEO. After moving to Pittsburgh in 2006, he joined the Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh Foundation board.

Quote: “This is a special place and a regional asset that's truly a benefit to Pittsburgh. It has the potential to be so much more.”

— Matthew Santoni

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