Rebecca Bagley serves as Vice Chancellor for Economic Partnerships and works with senior leadership at Pitt to develop a strategic plan for the University in economic development. She is also developing and overseeing effective public and private partnerships that connect and advance the University and have regional and national impact. She serves as a liaison with government, community leadership and the business community on matters pertaining to economic development.
Bagley was formerly the President and Chief Executive Officer of NorTech, a technology-focused organization that worked to strengthen Northeast Ohio’s economic vitality by accelerating the pace of innovation in the region. Prior to joining NorTech, Bagley served as Deputy Secretary for the Technology Investment Office of the Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) and several investment banks, most notably JP Morgan Chase, where she advised energy and technology companies on mergers and acquisitions. She also holds appointments to the National Advisory Council on Innovation and Entrepreneurship (NACIE) and the MForesight Leadership Council.
Bagley holds a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Colorado at Boulder. She and her husband John live in Pittsburgh with their two daughters. She frequently participates in triathlons with The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s Team in Training.