He’ll be in charge of engagement between Duquesne and community groups, governments and others, something that Duquesne President Ken Gormley said in a statement was a priority in the university’s soon-to-be-announced strategic plan.
“Bill Generett is a highly recognized civic leader with a distinguished career in community and economic development,” Gormley said in a statement. “His expertise, community connections and passion for improving our region will help to make this vision a reality.”
Generett, a lawyer, was executive director of Hill House Economic Development Corp. from 2007 to 2009 and has extensive corporate and legal experience. He also was a member of the National Advisory Council on Innovation and Entrepreneurship, an advisory group of the U.S. Department of Commerce.