Steelers Add Partner To Ownership Group

Posted Dec 22, 2009

Steelers Adding New Partner To Ownership Group.


Steelers Adding New Partner To Ownership Group
      The Pittsburgh Steelers announced today that they will add a new partner to the ownership group. The new partner will be Paul Evanson, Chairman, President and CEO of Allegheny Energy Inc., headquartered in Greensburg, Pa.  A brief background of Mr. Evanson is attached.
      The NFL approved Mr. Evanson as a new partner in the Steelers’ ownership group at the NFL meeting last week.
      Steelers President Art Rooney, II said: “We are pleased to welcome Paul Evanson to the Steelers’ family. Paul has been patiently waiting to join our ownership group since this summer, and he has a great interest in Steelers’ football.”
  Paul Evanson Bio
-         Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of Allegheny Energy, Inc. – headquartered in Greensburg, Pa.
-         Allegheny Energy, Inc. is an investor-owned utility that owns and operates generating facilities and delivers electric service to 1.6 million customers in Pennsylvania, West Virginia, Maryland and Virginia.
-         Director of the Edison Electric Institute (EEI) and a member of the Board of Trustees of St. John’s University and the Westmoreland Museum of American Art.
-         Served as Chairman of the Florida Reliability Coordinating Council and the Stamford (CT) YMCA and as a trustee of the North American Electricity Reliability Council (NERC).
-         Prior to joining Allegheny Energy in 2003, was president of Florida Power & Light Company (FPL), one of the largest electric utilities in the nation – joined FPL in 1992.
-         Before joining FPL, served as president and chief operating officer of Lynch Corporation, a diversified company that grew through acquisitions in multi-media and transportation. During his tenure, Lynch was listed twice in Fortune magazine’s “America’s 100 Fastest Growing Companies.”
-         Received a B.B.A. degree from St. John’s University, magna cum laude, and received a law degree (J.D.) cum laude, from Columbia University, and later a master’s degree (LL.M) from New York University.
-         Married (Carol) with one daughter and two grandchildren.