Bill Flanagan to be Keynote Speaker at Vision Celebration

Vision2025 is pleased to announce that Bill Flanagan, Chief Corporate Relations Officer for the Allegheny Conference on Community Development will be the Keynote Speaker at the Vision Celebration on January 23 from 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm at Ace’s.

“Bill has demonstrated incredible leadership within Pittsburgh and the Allegheny region as it has evolved through various transitions. He is the perfect person to come to Johnstown to talk about what that process looks like and give a frame of reference on the time it takes. We’re incredibly pleased to have him at the event.” – Wally Burlack, Vision2025 Project Coordinator

Bill Flanagan serves as Chief Corporate Relations Officer for the Allegheny Conference on Community Development and its affiliated regional development organizations: The Pennsylvania Economy League of Greater Pittsburgh LLC, the Pittsburgh Regional Alliance and the Greater Pittsburgh Chamber of Commerce. In this role, Bill guides the development of regional and organizational messaging strategy and supervises Investor Relations activities, including membership development and programming, as well as fundraising.

An experienced broadcast journalist, Bill has told the story of the transformation of the economy in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania for more than 30-years. He serves as host and producer of “Our Region’s Business,” a weekly business public affairs program on WPXI-TV in Pittsburgh, PA, the Pittsburgh Cable News Channel (PCNC), and YouTube.

Bill Flanagan

As President of The Pittsburgh G-20 Partnership in 2009, Bill helped to organize the public/private partnership of organizations from across southwestern Pennsylvania that came together to welcome the world for the Pittsburgh Summit. As Executive Director of Pittsburgh 250, the celebration of the 250th anniversary of the naming of Pittsburgh in 2008, Bill supervised a multi-year, 14-county initiative.

Bill came to work in southwestern Pennsylvania in 1982 as a reporter for KDKA-TV. He served as the station’s Money Editor for 13 years and has written about personal finance for The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette and KDKA-AM. Bill serves on the boards of Leadership Pittsburgh, Inc. and Rivers of Steel National Heritage Area, and on the Pittsburgh advisory board of the Science and Engineering Ambassadors, a program of the National Academy of Sciences and the National Academy of Engineering.

A graduate of Northwestern University (B.S. Speech), Bill holds a Master’s Degree in Journalism from the University of Missouri-Columbia. He is a native of Dover, Delaware. Bill and his wife, Ann Devlin Flanagan, have two children, Mara and Will.

The Vision Celebration is an event to thank the Vision2025 capture teams and over 1,000 volunteers who have lead projects in our community over the past two years. The event will also feature a review of the accomplishments in 2017 along with a discussion of plans for this year. The event is free and open to the public.

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