Dr. Chris W. Brussalis is President and CEO of The Hill Group, Inc., a national management consulting firm founded in 1953, specializing in strategy, operations, and measurement. The Hill Group serves a wide range of private and public sector clients, including large corporations, institutions, nonprofits, and governments. Chris is also Adjunct Professor of Management and Policy at the Heinz College, Carnegie Mellon University where he has been teaching at the graduate level for over twenty-five years.
Chris serves the Fraternity as President of the General Council. Prior to his election to the General Council in 2010, Chris served the Fraternity as Upsilon Province President and as the chapter advisor of Illinois Eta at the University of Illinois while a graduate student. Chris was initiated in the Pennsylvania Delta Chapter at Allegheny College.
Chris currently serves on several civic and corporate boards, including the American Society for Competitiveness, Point Park University, Live Like Lou Foundation, Phi Delta Theta Foundation, Regional Learning Alliance (Chairman), Leadership Pittsburgh (Past Chairman), and Eberly College of Business at Indiana University of Pennsylvania.
In recognition of his commitment to civic engagement and service, Chris was appointed by Pennsylvania’s Governor to serve on the Commonwealth’s Small Business Council and was one of 100 distinguished American leaders selected by the Secretary of the Air Force to attend the National Security Forum. He also served on the boards of the National ALS Association (Chairman of Public Policy and Advocacy, Executive Committee), Andrew Carnegie Free Library and Music Hall (President), CentraComm Communications, Institute of Management Consultants for Western Pennsylvania (Vice President), Annual Fund of Allegheny College (Chairman), CONTACT Pittsburgh, Waynesburg University MBA and Doctor of Nursing Practice programs, and Rotary International.
Chris was named a distinguished alumnus of Allegheny College, one of the Pittsburgh region’s Fast Trackers, Top 20 Changemakers, 40 Under 40, and Pittsburgh’s 50 Finest. He resides in Gibsonia, Pennsylvania, a northern suburb of Pittsburgh, with his wife Christina and children Katherine, Sophia, William, and Isabella.
A Piece of Advice
“Our Fraternity is an incredible lifelong journey, and it has helped me become a better man. What you put into Phi Delta Theta is definitely what you will get out of it, but be careful not to limit yourself to just the Fraternity, particularly during your college years. Get involved in other activities while you are in school. It will broaden your experiences that, in the long run, will enhance both your personal and professional life and will bring back tremendous value to the Fraternity.”