Pittsburgh Smart 50 Awards

Since 2014, the Pittsburgh Smart 50 Awards recognize the top executives of the 50 smartest companies in the Greater Pittsburgh region for their ability to effectively build and lead successful organizations. All 50 winners will be honored at a special celebration, and three organizations will receive specialty awards for their achievements in three category areas – innovation, impact and sustainability.

The Smart 50 Awards currently takes place in the cities of ClevelandColumbus and Pittsburgh.

Eligible Smart 50 nominees must be a top executive of an organization with a physical office in the Greater Pittsburgh region. Specialty award winners will be recognized for Innovation, Impact and Sustainability.

Next Pittsburgh Smart 50 Awards • November 1, 2022

Presented by: Smart Business

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The Duquesne Club • 5:00 P.M. – 8:00 P.M.

Congratulations to the 2022 Honorees!

Ameesh Kapoor • 412 Food Rescue

Charlie Bitzer • ABARTA Coca-Cola Beverages

Kinesh Doshi • Accion Labs US, Inc.

Brett Randall • Aliner

Rama Subba Rao • Aquatech International

Jessica Gibson • Ariel Precision Medicine

Rodney King • Automotive Systems Warehouse

Sreekar Gadde • BlueTree Allied Angels

Oliver S. Schmidt • C4CS, LLC

Charles Yhap • CleanRobotics Technologies

J.D. Ewing • COE Distributing

Pat Cavanaugh • Come Ready Foods

Thomas Longenecker • Commonwealth Charter Academy 

Edward Gunner Saxon • Conco Services

Kevin Walker • Duquesne Light Company

Laura Maines • Every Child Inc

J. Christopher Donahue • Federated Hermes

Jennifer Owen • Flyspace Productions

Thanassis Avgerinos • ForAllSecure, Inc.

Johnathan Garlow • Ford Office Technologies

Robert Fragasso • Fragasso Financial Advisors

Frank & Joe Leonello • Franjo Construction

Matthew Ferrari • GAMMA Sports

Jason Wolfe • GiftYa

Robert Stape • Goodwill of Southwestern Pennsylvania

James Gillespie • GrayMatter

Kyle Gillis • Iconic Air

William Baker • Irwin Car and Equipment

William C. Polacek • JWF Industries

Brian Quinn • Keystone Foam PA LLC

Kristy Knichel • Knichel Logistics Inc.

Mary Yohannan • Life is Better Traveling, LLC

Jim Berlin • Logistics Plus Inc.

Lou Plung • Louis Plung & Company

Vivek Gupta • Mastech Digital

Chris McMahon • MFA Wealth Management

Gina Luffy • p.r.n. Health Services

Kevin Acklin • Pittsburgh Penguins

Joel Reed • Pittsburgh Robotics Network

Alicia B. Harvey-Smith, Ph.D. • Pittsburgh Technical College

Dr. Douglas Gebhard; PharmD MBA • RareMed Solutions

Jeff Eiben • River Point Technology

Graham Rihn • RoadRunner Recycling

Timothy A. Haluszcak • SteelBridge Labs

Stephen Gurgovits • Tecum Capital

Christy Pietryga • Veterans Leadership Program

Sharise Nance • Vitamin C Healing, LLC

Douglas Muetzel • Wesley Family Services

Philip Brenckle • West Shore Home

David M. Wilke, CPA, MBA • WILKE CPAs & Advisors

For more information, contact Lisa Dore at [email protected] or 440.250.7050

VIEW PAST SMART 50 AWARDS COVERAGE:

The 2021 Pittsburgh Smart 50 Awards was a Virtual Conference held on November 18, 2021.

CLICK HERE to view the 2021 Honorees!

The 2020 Pittsburgh Smart 50 Awards was a Virtual Conference held on November 19, 2020.

CLICK HERE to view the 2020 Honorees!

Take a look back at the 2019 Pittsburgh Smart 50 Awards held on November 20, 2019, at The Fairmont Pittsburgh.

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Take a look back at the 2018 Pittsburgh Smart 50 Awards held on November 29, 2018, at The Fairmont Pittsburgh.

Click here to view the entire photo album on our Facebook page. CLICK HERE to view the 2018 Pittsburgh Honorees!

Take a look back at the 2017 Pittsburgh Smart 50 Awards held on November 9, 2017, at The Fairmont Pittsburgh.

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