PITTSBURGH, PA – March 25, 2020 – Leech Tishman is pleased to announce that Government Relations Group partner, Steven D. Irwin, was recently selected to serve as a Selection Day Judge for Coro Pittsburgh’s 2020-21 Coro Fellowship in Public Affairs Class.
Steven D. Irwin is a Partner with Leech Tishman and Chair of the firm’s Government Relations Group. He is also a member of the Corporate, Employment & Labor and Litigation Practice Groups. Irwin is based in the Pittsburgh office, where he handles business matters, routinely interacts with government bodies and counsels high-level management, defending against or asserting allegations of fraudulent conduct.
Each year, Coro Pittsburgh recruits 12 young professionals for its Coro Fellowship in Public Affairs. These fellows undergo a rigorous, nine-month, experiential learning process where they learn to lead and collaborate across sectors and boundaries and produce solutions to complex problems. Coro Pittsburgh initiated this Fellowship in 1999.
On Saturday, March 7, 2020, Irwin convened with a diverse group of civic leaders in the Pittsburgh region to serve as judges for the potential Fellowship candidates. The daylong selection process, held at Goodwill of Southwestern Pennsylvania, included simulated group exercises and individual interviews where judges observed and interacted with 36 finalists chosen from a very competitive national pool. The judges assessed each candidate’s leadership potential, intellect, character, experience, and commitment to public service.
Coro began in San Francisco in 1942 to train young people in the leadership skills necessary to assure that our democratic system of government could more effectively meet the needs of its citizens. Since its founding, Coro has grown to include Coro programs in six cities, including San Francisco, Los Angeles (1957), St. Louis (1972), Kansas City (1975), New York (1980) and Pittsburgh (1999). More than 400 participants a year go through a variety of Coro programs nationwide. At least 10,000 program alumni are currently serving as leaders in local, regional and national/global businesses, nonprofit organizations, governmental agencies and elected public office. Coro is a non-profit, non-partisan educational institute supported by foundations, corporations and individuals.
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