BILL FLANAGAN

Executive Vice President and Chief Public Affairs Officer for the Allegheny Conference on Community Development

Bill Flanagan is executive vice president and chief public affairs officer for the Allegheny Conference on Community Development and its affiliated regional development organizations: The Pennsylvania Economy League--Western Division, Pittsburgh Regional Alliance and Greater Pittsburgh Chamber of Commerce. In this role, he also hosts “Our Region’s Business” on WPXI-TV, WJAC-TV, WTOV-TV and the Pittsburgh Cable News Channel, a program the Conference produces in partnership with the Cox Enterprises. Bill supervises Investor Relations activities for the Conference and Affiliates, including fundraising, membership services and educational programming. He oversees overall organizational communications, including the Conference regional improvement agenda that centers on improving the region’s competitiveness, and the regional marketing communications program that seeks to retain and attract jobs and talent.

Prior to joining the team of organizations in September 2001, Bill had covered the economy of southwestern Pennsylvania for more than 13 years as Money Editor of KDKA-TV, where he was Pittsburgh’s only broadcast reporter devoted exclusively to business and personal finance, where he hosted “The Sunday Business Page.” Bill came to the region in 1982 as a general assignment reporter for the television station. He also has written about personal finance for The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette and KDKA-AM.

A graduate of Northwestern University (B.S. Speech), Bill has a Master’s Degree in Journalism from the University of Missouri-Columbia. He is a native of Dover, Delaware.

Bill and his wife, Ann Devlin, host of “Night Talk” on PCNC, have two children, Mara and Will.