David Ruppersberger

President, Pittsburgh Regional Alliance

David Ruppersberger is the President of the Pittsburgh Regional Alliance (PRA), an affiliate of the Allegheny Conference on Community Development.  The PRA markets the benefits of conducting business in southwestern Pennsylvania to companies already in the region and around the world that are growing, relocating or expanding.

Before joining the Conference, Mr. Ruppersberger served as the Director of Joint Economic Development Initiatives for Carnegie Mellon University and the University of Pittsburgh from 2013 to 2015.  Prior to that post, Mr. Ruppersberger served as president and CEO of The Technology Collaborative, a technology-based economic development organization created by the merger of the Pittsburgh Digital Greenhouse and the Robotics Foundry in January, 2005.  Mr. Ruppersberger joined the Pittsburgh Digital Greenhouse team in 2000 and became president & CEO in 2003.

 Mr. Ruppersberger has been active in the Pittsburgh high tech community for over 30 years.  His experience includes senior management positions with Unisys, Symbolics, and Carnegie Group, Inc., CEO positions for two high-tech startups in the Pittsburgh area, and a partnership in a retail business.  He has served on many local boards and is an Executive Fellow in the Center for Economic Development at Carnegie Mellon University’s Heinz College.  Mr. Ruppersberger has a degree in Economics from the University of Pittsburgh.