Speakers

Economic Specialist, Host of "Our Region's Business."
Bill Flanagan, Our Region's Business

Bill is Executive Vice President-Corporate Relations for the Allegheny Conference on Community Development and its affiliated regional development organizations. In this role‚ he supervises Investor Relations activities for the Conference and Affiliates, as well as oversees organizational communications. An experienced broadcast journalist, Bill has told the story of Pittsburgh’s economic transformation for more than 30 years, and he is the host and producer Our Region’s Business on WPXI and the Pittsburgh Cable News Channel.

In 2008, Bill served as Executive Director of Pittsburgh 250, the commemoration of the 250th anniversary of the Pittsburgh region. In 2009, Bill also served as President of The Pittsburgh G-20 Partnership, where he helped organize the public/private partnership of organizations from across southwestern Pennsylvania, who came together to welcome the world for the Pittsburgh Summit.

In speaking engagements, Bill can highlight the ways the city used the 250th birthday to promote its designation as “America’s Most Livable City” and changed outdated perceptions. He can also center his discussion on business and personal finance, as well as serve as Moderator for a panel-style engagement.