CEO Conversations features Tony Steratore March 16 at Penn State Fayette
Tony Steratore, president of Steratore Sanitary Supplies and an NFL official, will be the second speaker of the spring 2011 “CEO Conversations” series at Penn State Fayette, The Eberly Campus March 16. The free event is open to the public and will be held in the Maggie Hardy Magerko Auditorium in the campus’ Community Center from noon to 1 p.m.
Tony Steratore and his brother Gene founded Steratore Sanitary Supplies in 1988. Based in Eighty Four, Pa., the company is a full-service distributor of janitorial supplies, chemicals and equipment. In addition to their product line, Steratore Sanitary Supplies assists clients in staying up-to-date about new products and industry trends through on-site training, inventory management and other techniques.
Tony Steratore has been officiating since 1980 for high school, college, and national and international professional sports, including the NFL Europe’s World Bowl 1999. In 2000 he became a back judge for the National Football League and worked Super Bowl XXXIX in Jacksonville, Fla. Gene Steratore also is an official in the National Football League. The Steratore brothers are following in their father’s footsteps, Gene Steratore Sr., who served as a back judge for 33 years in the Eastern Collegiate Athletic and Big East conferences. His schedule permitting, Gene Steratore will also be a featured guest at CEO Conversations March 16.
CEO Conversations is an initiative of the late Dr. Emmanuel I. Osagie, chancellor of Penn State Fayette from 2007 to March 2010. The program is designed to give students the opportunity to hear from and talk with key individuals in the local, regional, and national business communities about business, entrepreneurship and leadership.
CEO Conversations debuted in fall 2007 with local businessman, philanthropist, and former Fayette County Commissioner Joseph A. Hardy III as the guest speaker. Guest speakers have also included Attorney General Tom Corbett; Fayette County Judge Nancy Vernon; Sheetz Inc. Chairman Stephen Sheetz; American Eagle Outfitters CEO James O’Donnell; Dick’s Sporting Goods CEO Edward Stack; Pittsburgh Mayor Luke Ravenstahl; Allegheny Construction Group Owner and President Laura Deklewa; Pittsburgh Penguins CEO Ken Sawyer; First Lady of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Marjorie Rendell; Principal/chairman emeritus of Burt Hill John Kosar; Chairman of Westinghouse Electric Company Steve Tritch; Philips Healthcare CEO Don Spence; President/CEO of Highmark, Inc. Dr. Kenneth R. Melani; President/CEO of Whitney, Bradley & Brown William C. McMullen; President/CEO of MSA William M. Lambert; President/CEO of Heinz North America Scott O’ Hara; President/Founder/CEO of ProTech Compliance Curtis Aiken; President of Hefren-Tilloston Kim Tilloston Fleming, CFA; and President/CEO of YMCA of Greater Pittsburgh Eric Mann.