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Dr. Chris W. Brussalis

Allegheny '87

Live Like Lou Vice Chairman


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. Dr. Brussalis 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.

Dr. Brussalis serves on several civic and corporate boards, including Phi Delta Theta International Fraternity (President), Phi Delta Theta Foundation, American Society for Competitiveness, Point Park University, 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, Dr. Brussalis 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.

Dr. Brussalis 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.