Executives in Residence

  • Laura Ellsworth lecture fall 2013
    Executive in Residence Laura Ellsworth, Partner-in-Charge at Jones Day Pittsburgh, shares expertise and experience with the Carlow community in fall 2013 

    Each semester, we feature one Executive-in-Residence (EIR). The EIR is an experienced professional holding an executive position in a for-profit or non-profit organization. The EIR engages in the Carlow MBA program in a variety of ways, such as

    • deliver a presentation and interacts with MBA students as part of the MBA program executive series,
    • participate in a dinner event allowing students in the program to network with and learn from the EIR, and
    • attend a class and serve as the guest judge in final project presentations.

    Overall, the EIR adds an executive focus to the Carlow MBA experience and provides an exclusive opportunity for you to learn from a successful role model.


     David (Dave) Wolfe, Director of Information at Duquesne Light, Pittsburgh                 

    David Wolfe, Spring 2015

    Director of Technology, Duquesne Light Company, Pittsburgh
    Mr. Wolfe is our Executive-in-Residence for the Spring 2015 semester.                                                                     

    EIR Lyn Doverspike

    Lyn Doverspike, Spring 2014

    Director, U.S. Commercial Service, Pittsburgh
    Ms. Doverspike is our Executive-in-Residence for the Spring 2014 semester.

    EIR Laura Ellsworth

     Laura E. Ellsworth, Fall 2013

    Partner-in-Charge, Jones Day Pittsburgh
    Ms. Ellsworth was our Executive-in-Residence for the Fall 2013 semester. 

    Cassandra Pan

     Cassandra Pan, Spring 2013 

    President, Fenner Dunlop Americas
    Ms. Pan was our Executive-in-Residence for the Spring 2013 semester.

    Anita Brattina  

    Anita M. Brattina, Fall 2012 

    Chief Executive Officer, AllFacilities, Inc.
    Ms. Brattina was our Executive-in-Residence for the Fall 2012 semester.     

     Karen Dunn Kelley              

    Karen Dunn Kelley, Spring 2012

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

    Winner of a 2012 Diamond Award. Ms. Kelley was our Executive-in-Residence for the spring 2012 semester.


    Past Executives-in-Residence 

    • Howard A. Stern, PhD, director and chief information officer for the City of Pittsburgh, was our executive-in-residence in spring 2011.  
    • Stephan Liozu, MBA, PhD, president and CEO of Ardex Americas, was our executive-in-residence in fall 2011.
    • Deborah L. Acklin, president and chief executive officer, WQED Multimedia, was our executive-in-residence in spring 2010.
    • Helen Hanna Casey, president of Howard Hanna, was our first executive-in-residence in fall 2009.
      • Awarded an honorary doctorate in 2011 from Carlow University
      • In 2005, Helen was received the “Person of Vision Award” from Pittsburgh Vision Services and was named one of “Pennsylvania’s Best 50 Women in Business”
      • Helen was named a Carlow "Woman of Spirit®" in 1994
        Find out more about Helen Hanna Casey