I had been at the wine tasing two hours when I called my wife to move back our 3 p.m. meeting. It was shaping up to be a long afternoon —300 wines were lined up in a Napa Valley hotel, each begging to be sipped, considered and critiqued. How could I walk out?…

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  • Issue Quarter Fall
  • Issue Year 2008
  • Sub Heading Chairman’s selections are winners
Stanley Gumberg, 81 Gumberg joined his father’s real estate brokerage and turned it into one of the region’s most successful real estate development companies, building the Waterworks and Cranberry malls and North Hills Village. Until his death, he remained chairman of the J.J. Gumberg Co., which controls some 15 million square feet of…

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  • Issue Quarter Summer
  • Issue Year 2009
  • Sub Heading Noting the passing of prominent Pittsburghers
The year was 1955, the place the long bar at the Carlton House Hotel. Standing as bookends were Pirates sportscaster, Bob “the Gunner” Prince and KDKA newscaster, curly-​haired Bill Burns. Both men were serious drinkers, but the Gunner, resplendent in a canary yellow blazer with an ever-​present screwdriver in hand and another waiting…

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  • Issue Quarter Fall
  • Issue Year 2010
  • Sub Heading The story of David L. Lawrence
Enron’s spectacular collapse in 2001, followed by WorldCom’s demise after Bernie Ebbers enjoyed more than $400 million in loans approved by his board of directors, led to the passage of the Sarbanes-​Oxley Act of 2002 (SOX). SOX was intended to change the behavior and accountability of publicly traded companies, CEOs, boards of directors…

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  • Issue Quarter Summer
  • Issue Year 2008
  • Sub Heading Local executives describe corporate life in a post-​Enron economy
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