BY IAN MIKRUT
PHOTOGRAPHS BY KASSIE JACKSON
The area’s top business executives and investors from the Allegheny Conference on Community Development attended the 17th Annual Book of Lists Reception, hosted by the Pittsburgh Business Times and sponsored by Highmark, Range Resources, Allegheny Valley Bank, and Comcast Business. This year, roughly 500 executives, representing nearly 300 companies, gathered Downtown at the Rivers Club for one of the most prominent networking events of the season. Making appearances were Ray Buehler, Jr. of Schneider Downs, Andy Hasley of Allegheny Valley Bank, Kevin McMahon of the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust, John Moskal of AON Risk Solutions, Corey O’Connor and Natalia Rudiak of Pittsburgh City Council, Tom Peterson of Tucker Arensberg, P.C., and John Pippy of Pennsylvania Coal Alliance, among others. The evening began with the “Top of the List Reception,” where members of the Allegheny Conference and representatives of the top spots on each of the Pittsburgh Business Times’ lists gathered to hear comments from Publisher Alan Robertson and Allegheny Conference President Dennis Yablonsky. The remainder of the evening allowed attendees to network, and mingle over food and drink! Those who attended are some of the best examples of Pittsburgh’s current growth and development, and reasons behind rising companies in every field.