Date(s) - 02/27/2019
5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

K&L Gates
210 Sixth Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15222


Executive Women’s Council Presents:

Commonality Collaboration Summit #2

The C-Suite Series

Sharing Pathways to Success

Following on the success of last year’s Summit, the Executive Women’s Council of Greater Pittsburgh presents Commonality Collaboration Summit #2, The C-Suite Series, hosted by K&L Gates.  The goal of this year’s Summit will be to facilitate frank conversations that will help eliminate barriers to success for women in the business world.

Wednesday, February 27, 2019

5:30 – 7:30 p.m.

K&L Gates

210 Sixth Avenue

Pittsburgh, PA 15222


$25 for Member

$45 for Non-members

Seats for this event are limited, so register today!


Special thanks to: 

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Keynote speaker for the event will be Christina Cassotis, Chief Executive Officer for the Allegheny County Airport Authority. One of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette’s “12 Women to Meet in 2019”, she is well known as an innovative and collaborative aviation leader, creative marketer increasing revenues, growing business with extraordinary outcomes, and a successful creator and manager of partnerships with positive commercial outcomes.

Breakout sessions will be led by a group of successful executives sharing their unique, impressive pathways. They will discuss the challenges they faced, when they compromised and when they stood their ground.

Session leaders include:

Christie Breves, Senior Vice President – Manufacturing Support & Chief Supply Chain Officer at United States Steel Corporation – With a proven track record building organizational capability and exceeding targets, first with ALCOA as Chief Procurement Officer, and now with U.S. Steel, Ms. Breves is responsible for U.S. Steel’s Supply Chain organization, Information Technology, commercial support, and Manufacturing Excellence which includes Engineering, Quality and leadership of USS’s $2 B Asset Revitalization and Reliability Centered Maintenance programs.

Christine Bryant, Senior Vice President for Polyurethanes, Covestro LLC North America – Ms. Bryant is an experienced senior leader at Covestro who has managed global organizations in both R&D and sales and marketing areas. She has been a champion of developing strategic external partnerships with critical clients and stakeholders. She is responsible for directing strategies and activities for the Polyurethanes raw material business, the largest of Covestro’s business units.

A.J. Drexler, CEO & Chief Strategist at Camposa research driven strategy firm specializing in customer experience, brand planning, and brand strategy – Ms. Drexler is a highly successful entrepreneur, owning four marketing and insights-related companies since she started her first business at the age of 29. Currently leading the re-invention of a 30-year-old regional market research organization into a national customer experience and brand planning firm, she is also a vocal advocate of women and minority entrepreneurialism.

Toni Murphy, Vice President of Comcast Business – Keystone Region – Ms. Murphy has had a storied career spanning both Wall Street and Corporate America.  From her years as an Investment Banker to her ten year-meteoric rise at Comcast, Toni has worked across a range of geographies (California, Chicago, Philadelphia, New York and London) and across a stunning array of disciplines, including strategy, M&A, operations, customer experience and sales.  In her current capacity, she is responsible for customer acquisition and growth for Comcast Business and heads the Diversity & Inclusion Council, where she is developing strategies to build a robust and diverse talent pipeline. Ms. Murphy is also the 2018 ATHENA Young Professional Award recipient.

Kristina K. Williams, Chief Operating Officer, FHLBank Pittsburgh – A champion for women in business, Ms. Williams has worked in the financial world throughout her career, joining FHLBank in 2004. She has risen through the executive ranks, beginning as Chief Accounting Officer, and progressing to lead all member-facing responsibilities including member relations, strategies, community investment, centralized operational resources, communication and information technology.

All of the executives serve their communities by being active board members in their professional areas of expertise and for various nonprofits.

SOLD OUT – EWC Presents: Commonality Collaboration Summit #2