Executives-in-Residence Bios

  • Executive-in-Residence 
    Spring 2015


    Head of IT Planning & Control, Duquesne Light Company

    Dave Wolfe is the Head of IT Planning and Control at Duquesne Light Company. He is responsible for the strategic prioritization, coordination, and planning of the company’s technology programs and projects. Wolfe, who has more than 24 years of experience with Duquesne Light, is responsible for a $76 million dollar operating and capital technology budgets. He holds an MBA from Duquesne University and a BA degree in computer systems and accounting from Grove City College. Wolfe, an adjunct professor at Carlow University, teaches “Advances in IT and IT Management.” 

    Spring 2014 


    Director, U.S. Commercial Service Pittsburgh 

    Lyn Doverspike is the director of the U.S. Commercial Service Pittsburgh office, part of a global network of offices in more than 100 major U.S. cities and in more than 70 countries housed abroad within U.S. Embassies and Consulates. The U.S. Commercial Service is the export promotion agency of the U.S. government serving under the U.S. Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration (ITA). ITA works to improve the global business environment and helps U.S. organizations compete abroad.

    Doverspike and her staff address the exporting needs of companies in 36 of the 67 counties of Pennsylvania, regularly providing assistance to companies in the form of export consulting, foreign market intelligence, overseas business-to-business matchmaking, advocacy, and commercial diplomacy.

    Fall 2013 


    Partner-in-Charge, Jones Day Pittsburgh 

    Laura Ellsworth is a lawyer who handles complex litigation matters in courts throughout the country. She is partner-in-charge of the Pittsburgh Office of a global law firm with 40 offices and more than 2,400 lawyers around the world. Ellsworth has been named in Best Lawyers in America, Chambers, and SuperLawyers and has been identified as one of the top female litigators in Pennsylvania by The Legal Intelligencer.

    In addition, she is vice-chair of the Allegheny Conference on Community and Economic Development and holds leadership roles in a number of diverse organizations including Three Rivers Workforce Investment Board, Imani Christian Academy, Magee Research Institute and Foundation, and the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts.

    Spring 2013


    President, Fenner Dunlop Americas

    Cassandra Pan possesses fifteen years of entrepreneurial pursuits in manufacturing and trading businesses in China living in Hong Kong and Shanghai, China. In 1998, she joined British Fenner Group in 1998 as Managing Director of China where she was in charge of multiple investments, including the manufacture of conveyor belting and hydraulic seals, primarily servicing underground coal mining, diesel engine and construction equipment markets. Since April 2009, Ms. Pan has served as president of Fenner Dunlop Americas in charge of Fenner’s conveyor belting businesses in North and South America headquartered in Pittsburgh, Pa. Fenner Dunlop is the global market leader in conveyor belting products and services. Coal and hard rock mining, power generation and steel industries are the major market served.

    She is a member of the Duquesne Club, the I-CARES Advisory Committee of Washington University of St. Louis, and the International Women’s Forum, Western Pennsylvania Chapter.

    Ms. Pan was born in Taipei, Taiwan and has lived in Hong Kong, Shanghai, and the United States. Her undergraduate degree is from Mount Holyoke College in Massachusetts where she graduated cum laude with a BA in International Relations. She earned her MBA from Olin School of Management, Washington University of St. Louis.

    Fall 2012


    Chief Executive Officer, AllFacilities, Inc.

    In November, 2009, Ms. Brattina took a small energy management consulting practice she had started as a division of her data management firm, AllFacilities, Inc., and spun it off into a separate corporation as AllFacilities Energy Group, LLC, (AFEG) with Ms. Brattina serving as its Chief Executive Officer and Stephen Moritz, former vice president of marketing for Strategic Energy (now Direct Energy) as its president and co-founder.

    AllFacilities Energy Group is one of the few national energy efficiency service bureaus in the country and provides, under contract or through partnership, energy conservation services to commercial customers of Duquesne Light, PECO, PPL, First Energy Pennsylvania, First Energy Ohio, the Pittsburgh Urban Redevelopment Authority, the county of Westmoreland and the Delaware Energy Office. AFEG has offices in Pittsburgh, Harrisburg, Philadelphia area and the Meadville area.

    AllFacilities Energy Group is a leading expert in Pennsylvania’s Act 129 energy efficiency incentive program and provides automated technical and engineering services to help building owners do the complex custom calculations necessary to determine how much energy different conservation techniques actually save in a building and also help determine their eligibility for regional and national incentive programs (think “Turbo Tax” for Energy Efficiency calculations, incentives and tax credits).

    Ms. Brattina is a winner of the Business Marketing Association’s Direct Marketer of the year award, the Pennsylvania 50 Best Women in Business award, is an Athena Award recipient (Pittsburgh 2010) and is a member of the Pennsylvania Honor Roll for Women. She is also the author of “Diary of a Small Business Owner,” (Athena Foundation Press, 2005, paperback). In 2009, Ms. Brattina became one of 12 United States representatives to the World Entrepreneurship Forum, a worldwide think tank of entrepreneurs, educators and government institutions dedicated to developing global entrepreneurship protocols and sponsored by EMLYON University in Lyon, France.

    In 1992, Ms. Brattina received one of the first “PowerLink” advisory boards and went on to serve on the board as a member and an officer. For the last 15 years, Ms. Brattina has offered free counseling to women entrepreneurs and is a regular speaker and author on entrepreneurship and the power of outside advisors to help grow a company. Ms. Brattina also serves on the board of the University of Pittsburgh Institute for Entrepreneurial Excellence, which now houses the “PowerLink” advisory board program. Born in Philadelphia, Ms. Brattina came to Pittsburgh in 1974 and lives with her husband and four children in Penn Hills, PA.

    Ms. Brattina is a self-avowed energy conservation “geek.” When not working she enjoys golfing, sailing and travel with her family.

    Spring 2012

    Karen Dunn Kelley

    Senior Managing Director and Head of Invesco Fixed Income, Global Trading and Co-Chair Investors’ Forum

    Karen Dunn Kelley is a senior managing director and is the chief executive officer (CEO) of Invesco Fixed Income. Ms. Dunn Kelley is responsible for Invesco’s fixed income business, equity trading, and investments administration. She is also co-chair of the Investors’ Forum, a member of Invesco’s Worldwide Institutional Strategy Committee, president and principal executive officer of Short-Term Investments Trust and AIM Treasurer’s Series Trust (Invesco Treasurer’s Series Trust), and serves on the boards for the Short-Term Investments Company (Global Series) plc, Invesco Global Management Company, Limited and Invesco Mortgage Capital Inc.

    Ms. Dunn Kelley joined Invesco in 1989 as a money market portfolio manager. In 1992, she was named chief money market and government officer. In 1994, Ms. Dunn Kelley was responsible for creating the Short-Term Investments Co. (Global Series) plc portfolios. In April 2007, she was named chief executive officer of Invesco’s newly combined fixed income and cash management teams.

    Ms. Dunn Kelley has been in the investment business since 1982 and began her career at Drexel Burnham Lambert on the Fixed Income High Grade Retail Desk. In 1985, she was promoted to vice president and assistant manager. In 1986, Ms. Dunn Kelley joined Federated Investors (Pittsburgh) and became involved in the asset management business aspect of the fixed income division.

    Ms. Dunn Kelley graduated magna cum laude with a BS from the Villanova University College of Commerce and Finance.