The Penguins today hired Ron Porter, president of RDP Consultant Services, as senior consultant, responsible for community outreach and strategic planning.
Porter, 62, of the Hill District, is a consultant, trainer and speaker with expertise in team-building and collaboration between corporations and their communities. He also is an adjunct instructor of multicultural management at Carnegie Mellon's Heinz School of Public Policy and Management.
"Ron brings more than 40 years of experience in community outreach, corporate team-building and corporate human resources to this new position," Penguins president David Morehouse said in a statement. "In addition, he possesses an intimate knowledge of the region and its people that can be of great assistance to the Penguins and our partners as we move forward into an exciting new era. We conducted a two-month search and it became very obvious to us that Ron Porter was the right person for the job."
The Penguins are building a new arena in the Uptown/Hill District area.
"I'm excited about the opportunity to work with the Penguins as we embrace this tremendous opportunity to have a positive, long-lasting impact on the city and the region," Porter said. "I'm looking forward to helping the organization link with diverse elements in the community and continue to be good neighbors and corporate citizens.
More details in tomorrow's Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.