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June 13, 2002

7 nominated as trustees

Pitt's Board of Trustees on June 20 will consider seven candidates for membership.

Nominated as special trustees are:

* Bibiana Boerio, executive vice president and chief financial officer for Ford Financial in Dearborn, Mich. Prior to her current position, Boerio was finance director of Jaguar Cars, Ltd., in Coventry, England. She earned her M.B.A. at Pitt and is a recipient of the Katz Graduate School of Business's Distinguished Alumni Award.

* Charles E. Bunch, executive vice president, Coatings of PPG Industries. On July 1, Bunch will become president and chief operating officer of PPG Industries, where he has held various management positions in Europe and at company headquarters in Pittsburgh since 1979.

* John P. Curran, principal of Curran Capital Management in New York City. Curran Capital Management specializes in investing in health care and health research companies. Prior to forming his own business, Curran was employed by Pfizer, Inc. and served as a Wall Street securities analyst specializing in pharmaceutical companies. He earned his M.S. and Ph.D. in pharmacy at Pitt.

* Robert M. Hernandez, chairman of the board of RTI International Metals, Inc., in Niles, Ohio. RTI International Metals, Inc. specializes in delivering metal products and services through the use of advanced technology. Hernandez is retired vice chairman and chief financial officer of USX Corp. He earned his undergraduate degree in economics and mathematics at Pitt.

* Marlee S. Myers, partner in the business and finance section of Morgan Lewis & Bockius LLP and managing partner of the firm's Pittsburgh office. Her practice focuses on initial and follow-up public offerings, venture finance, mergers and acquisitions, securities compliance, strategic alliances, international business transactions and general corporate counseling. Myers earned undergraduate degrees in history and English literature and her J.D. at Pitt.

* William E. Trueheart, president and chief executive officer of The Pittsburgh Foundation. Prior to coming to Pittsburgh in January 2002, he was president and chief executive officer of Reading Is Fundamental in Washington, D.C., America's oldest and largest children's and family literacy organization.

Sam S. Zacharias, principal of Gateway Financial Group, Inc., and past president of the University of Pittsburgh Alumni Association, was nominated as an alumni trustee. Zacharias earned his undergraduate degree in mathematics at Pitt.

— Bruce Steele

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