Senior Vice Chancellor for Business and Operations Greg Scott has announced that Matthew Sterne is joining the University as vice chancellor for business services. Sterne comes to Pitt from the Fairmont Pittsburgh, where he is general manager. He will begin Feb. 10.
In this role, new within Business and Operations, Sterne will provide oversight and direction for the University’s auxiliary services, including housing, dining, transportation and mobility; the University Club; University retail stores; the Petersen Events Center; conference services; and mailing and print production services. In this position, he will ensure that each business unit supports the mission, vision and strategic priorities of the University.
“I am delighted to announce the appointment of Matthew,” said Scott. “As Pitt continues to innovate and transform, we have added this new senior leadership role to meet our current and future operational needs, expanding our bench strength to support the exciting, significant growth ahead.”
“It is truly an honor to join the University’s leadership team in building the future at Pitt,” said Sterne. “I look forward to leading the business services team to new heights, providing memorable experiences in ways that will further connect and inspire the Pitt community.”
Scott said that this new senior leadership role was created to meet the current and future operational needs at the University, and that it “expands our bench strength to support the exciting, significant growth ahead.”
Sterne’s prior experience includes more than 20 years in the hospitality industry, including senior leadership roles managing Fairmont properties in Boston; Scottsdale; Sonoma; and Mont-Tremblant, Canada; as well as Sheraton Hotels in Montreal and San Diego.
He holds a bachelor’s degree from Concordia University and an MBA from Queen’s University, has served on the Pennsylvania Restaurant and Lodging Association Board of Directors, is a Leadership Pittsburgh Inc. program graduate and currently serves as vice chair of the Pittsburgh Downtown Partnership.