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32 Years Celebrating Pittsburghers of the Year

As we honor the 2017 Pittsburgher of the year, take a look back at previous honorees and their significant, unforgettable contributions to our city.



  

2017: Kelly Frey
2016: Pittsburgh Penguins

   

2015: Jewish Healthcare Foundation President and CEO Dr. Karen Wolk Feinstein, Entertainer Billy Porter, Peoples Natural Gas President and CEO Morgan O'Brien
2014: The Fred Rogers Company
2013: Pittsburgh Pirates

  

2012: Mario Lemieux
2011: PNC Financial Services Group Chairman and CEO James Rohr
2010: Jamie and Ali McMutrie

  

2009: Pittsburgh Penguins Coach Dan Bylsma and Pittsburgh Steelers Coach Mike Tomlin
2008: The late Randy Pausch, Professor at Carnegie Mellon University
2007: Manchester Bidwell Corporation President and CEO Bill Strickland

  

2006: Philanthropists Henry Hillman & Elsie Hilliard Hillman
2005: Playwright August Wilson
2004: Olympic medalists: Swin CashLauryn Williams, Nobel Prize winners: Finn Kydland, Edward Prescott & Wangari Maathai, Philanthropist: Teresa Heinz Kerry and Pittsburghers who helped victims of the Hurricane Ivan floods.

  

2003: The Children of 2003
2002: The Pittsburgh Foundation Community
2001: University of Pittsburgh Chancellor Mark A. Nordenberg and Carnegie Mellon University President Jared Cohon

 

  

2000: Mellon Financial Group Chairman and CEO Martin McGuinn, Pittsburgh Cultural Trust CEO Carol Brown, PNC Bank Corporation Chairman Tom O'Brien
1999: Mario Lemieux
1998: Champions of Regionalism, 60 leaders of southwestern Pennsylvania

  

1997: Fred Rogers
1996: Pittsburgh Steelers Coach Bill Cowher
1995:  Gateway Clipper Fleet founder John E. Connelly

  

1994: Philanthropist Teresa Heinz
1993: Transplant surgeon Dr. Thomas Starzl
1992: The late Allegheny County Commissioner Tom Foerster

  

1991: The late Pittsburgh Penguins Coach Bob Johnson
1990: Movie director George Romero
1989: Playwright August Wilson

  

1988: Pittsburgh Pirates
1987: Pittsburgh Mayor Richard Caliguiri
1986: University of Pittsburgh Chancellor Wesley Posvar and Carnegie Mellon University President Richard Cyert

 

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