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David Malone ushers in fall “CEO Conversations” series at Penn State Fayette

David Malone
David J. Malone, president and CEO of Gateway Financial Group Inc.
9/13/2011 —

David J. Malone, president and CEO of Gateway Financial Group Inc., launches the fall 2011 “CEO Conversations” series on Wednesday, Sept. 21, at Penn State Fayette, The Eberly Campus. This free event begins at noon in the campus’ Maggie Hardy Magerko Auditorium in the Community Center.

In 1982, Malone assisted in the founding of Gateway Financial in Pittsburgh, which specializes in generational wealth planning and executive benefits for public and private companies.

Malone is a member of several professional insurance industry organizations including The Advanced Association of Life Underwriters and National Association of Insurance and Financial Advisors. He currently serves as director of Gateway Financial Wealth Management and Western PA Surgery Center and president of Hotel Development Systems, Inc.

Malone is also involved in numerous civic organizations, including the Holy Family Foundation, YouthPlaces, University of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute and Jewish Healthcare Foundation.

Besides his involvement in the insurance industry and civic organizations, Malone is engaged in various real-estate, hotel, operating and multi-use companies.

Malone graduated from Allegheny College with a bachelor of science in economics. He also attended American College where he earned his chartered financial consultant (ChFC) designation in 1980 and his chartered life underwriter (CLU) designation in 1985.

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 American Eagle Outfitters CEO James O’ Donnell; Sheetz Inc. Chairman Stephen Sheetz; former Attorney General and current Pennsylvania Governor Tom Corbett; Allegheny Construction Group Owner Laura Deklewa; Pittsburgh Mayor Luke Ravenstahl; Dick’s Sporting Goods CEO Edward Stack; former First Lady of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Marjorie Rendell; Pittsburgh Penguins CEO Ken Sawyer; Philips Healthcare CEO Don Spence; Westinghouse Electric Company Chairman Steve Tritch; Burt Hill Principal/Chairman Emeritus John Kosar; Highmark, Inc. President/CEO Dr. Kenneth R. Melani; Whitney, Bradley & Brown President/CEO William C. McMullen; MSA President/CEO William M. Lambert; Heinz North America President/CEO Scott O’Hara; ProTech Compliance President/CEO/Founder Curtis Aiken; Hefren-Tillotson, Inc. President Kim Tillotson Fleming, CFA; YMCA of Greater Pittsburgh President/CEO Eric Mann; Steratore Sanitary Supply President and NFL Official Tony Steratore; and Eat n’ Park Chairman Jim Broadhurst.

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