Penn State Fayette hosts Catalyst Connection CEO

By The Herald Standard

Penn State Fayette, The Eberly Campus in Lemont Furnace, North Union Township, recently hosted Petra Mitchell, president and CEO of Catalyst Connection, as part of the CEO Conversations series. Iman Young, a sophomore business major, moderated the discussion. Catalyst Connection is a nonprofit economic development organization dedicated to helping manufacturers with business growth and job creation. Mitchell’s experience in manufacturing operations, technology acceleration, and business development spans 30 years. Before joining Catalyst Connection, Mitchell worked for GE Aircraft Engines, now GE Aviation. She holds a bachelor of science in mechanical engineering from the University of Dayton and a master of science from the University of Cincinnati. She is on the board of directors of the Advanced Robotics in Manufacturing (ARM) Institute, Leadership Pittsburgh, and Pennsylvania Industrial Resource Center (PA IRC) Network. She is a former member of the board of Pittsburgh Branch of the Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland and is the honorary consul for the Republic of Slovenia. Pictured are (from left) Young, Mitchell and Dr. Charles Patrick, chancellor.