PITTSBURGH-Nancilee Burzachechi, executive
director, Government and External Affairs at CCAC,has been named one of 10 Pittsburgh recipients of the
2015 Most Powerful & Influential Women awards by
the National Diversity Council. The
awards were presented at the council's sixth annual Pittsburgh
Leadership Conference on Thursday, October 22, at the Pittsburgh
Marriott City Center.
Through the awards, the National Diversity Council seeks to
recognize and honor women who have not only achieved personal
success but have made it possible for others to more easily follow
in their footsteps.
"I am honored to be included with this stellar group of
women and am humbled by the award," said Burzachechi, who
has been with the college since 2001.
To be selected, candidates must demonstrate the following
- Provide leadership excellence in the public and/or private
- Sustain a record of accomplishments and/or contributions
to field of work throughout scope of her career.
- Have clout within her organization in terms of significant
impact on revenues, profitability and/or direction of the
- Demonstrate leadership and commitment to community well-being
and/or high visibility in the community.
Through her position, Burzachechi has the opportunity to promote
greater understanding of the role post-secondary education can
provide for women and underrepresented populations. She is devoted
to bringing educational opportunities to the residents of the
region and serves as a mentor and an adjunct faculty member in the
Business departments of CCAC's Boyce and Allegheny campuses where
she teaches credit classes in Marketing, Advertising and
Prior to February 2015, Burzachechi served as the vice president
of Institutional Advancement & External Relations and was
responsible for government relations and advocacy, public
fundraising, institutional communications, public relations and
marketing. She is a graduate of the University of Pittsburgh's
College of Arts & Sciences, School of Law and Katz Graduate
School of Business.