Brussalis Elected Chairman of Regional Learning Alliance Board

Brussalis2010PortraitSM_005CARNEGIE, Pa. – Chris W. Brussalis, President and CEO of The Hill Group, Inc., was elected Chairman of the Board of Directors for the Regional Learning Alliance (RLA) at the board’s regular meeting on October 21. The RLA is the Greater Pittsburgh region’s premier learning and conference center and the nation’s largest collaborative campus and education facility.

“The RLA is a national model in the delivery of higher education and facilitation of workforce development. Our higher education and corporate partners are advancing innovative approaches to learning and professional development every day, making this campus one of the most exciting places to learn and grow in the world,” said Brussalis. “Our leadership team and highly-skilled staff are committed to providing a premier learning and training environment that enables our partners to stay on the cutting edge of lifelong learning.”

The Regional Learning Alliance was designed to stimulate the economy of Western Pennsylvania and to help build a better workforce. Since opening its doors in 2004, the RLA has offered over 1,500 degree program classes, holds more than 1,500 workforce and professional development events per year, and has hosted 700 of the region’s top companies. With 10 education partners, the RLA is a national leader in lifelong learning.

The RLA offers more than 30 degree programs, from associate to doctoral degrees, provided through partnerships with 9 colleges and universities. The RLA’s progressive approach to meeting the educational, professional, and conference needs of the region earned it the National Gold Award from American Colleges & Universities magazine for the most Innovative Educational Environment.

Located near the crossroads of Interstates 79 and 76 in Cranberry (Butler County) and Marshall (Allegheny County) Townships in western Pennsylvania, the RLA’s LEED certified green building in Cranberry Woods office park offers students the best of a traditional college campus, with the modern amenities of a first-class executive training center. The RLA provides a variety of resources such as a writing and research center, computer labs, vending café, and Virtual Library.

Brussalis has served as President and CEO of The Hill Group, Inc., a national management consulting firm based in Carnegie, Pa., since 1996 and is Adjunct Professor of Management and Policy at the Heinz College of Carnegie Mellon University. In addition to the RLA, Brussalis also serves on the boards of the national ALS Association, American Society for Competitiveness, Phi Delta Theta International Fraternity, CentraComm Communications, Leadership Pittsburgh, and several university advisory boards.

The Hill Group, Inc., founded in 1953, is a premier provider of management counsel, specializing in strategy, operations, and measurement. The Hill Group serves a wide range of private and public sector clients, including large corporations, institutions, nonprofits, and governments. For more information, visit