New Board member is TFIM alumnus
Allegheny County Executive Rich Fitzgerald’s top aide has joined the Consortium’s Board. Austin Davis, who serves as Fitzgerald’s Executive Assistant, comes to the Consortium with a background in government and administration as well as personal experience in one of our flagship programs.
In his current post, Mr. Davis monitors legislative implementation, represents the County Executive on various boards and authorities and serves as his liaison with municipal elected officials.
Now running for a seat in the state House of Representatives, Mr. Davis identified himself as an advocate for public education in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette’s coverage of his campaign launch.
A McKeesport High School graduate, he had an early interest in politics and set his sights on a career in public service after a job-shadow with the individual who served as Executive Assistant during former County Executive Dan Onoroto’s tenure. Davis obtained the job shadowing opportunity through The Future Is Mine (TFIM), the Consortium’s career exploration and leadership development program for high school students. His belief in the program is such that he has since served as a workplace site visit host during TFIM’s annual Student Leadership Conference.
Mr. Davis earned his degree in Political Science at the University of Pittsburgh. He has received numerous awards and recognitions for his work in government and the community. In addition to being recognized as one of Pittsburgh Magazine’s 40 under 40 roster of young leaders, he has been honored with the McKeesport NAACP Character Leadership Award, the New Pittsburgh Courier’s FAB 40 Award, the Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Gentleman of Excellence in Government Award, Champion Enterprise’s Public Service Award and CEA’s Community Builder Award.