Lenny McAllister, Director of Western Pennsylvania, Commonwealth Foundation
A Pittsburgh native that has returned to the Keystone State, Lenny McAllister has spent years working in both state and national politics, the civil rights community, and extensive work in the media.
Lenny has appeared regularly as a nationally-renowned op-ed writer, political analyst, and media staple on outlets ranging from Radio New Zealand and Sirius XM Radio to CNN, MSNBC, and Fox News. He has also been a featured speaker at events including the Pennsylvania Leadership Conference, CPAC 2016, the State of the Black Union 2009, and the Essence Music Festival 2012.
In 2016, Lenny was recognized as one of the most influential African-Americans under 45 years old in the United States. He is an adjunct professor of African-American history at LaRoche College in Pittsburgh. He holds an undergraduate degree in history from Davidson College. Lenny is the proud husband of Lannie and proud father to his four children.