Robert Morris University

RMU Announces Gateway Financial Chairman & CEO David J. Malone to Deliver Spring 2024 Graduate Commencement Address

Robert Morris University (RMU) is proud to announce that David J. Malone, Chairman & CEO of Gateway Financial will serve as the commencement speaker at the Spring 2024 Graduate Commencement Ceremony.


The ceremony will take place on May 10, 2024, at 4:00pm, at the UPMC Events Center on the RMU campus.

"We are tremendously fortunate to have someone as respected and accomplished as David Malone serving as our graduate commencement speaker,” said RMU President Dr. Michelle L. Patrick. “His commitment to RMU reflects a shared belief in the incredible potential of our students, and we are thrilled to have David share his insights and experiences with our graduates as they celebrate this important milestone in their academic careers.”

David is an accomplished leader with an impressive track record in business and community involvement. He has played a pivotal role as Chairman & CEO of Gateway Financial, demonstrating strong leadership in building and managing relationships within the financial sector. David is skilled at understanding the complications that come with success. He has advised some of the wealthiest families and accomplished businesses in the country in the areas of legacy planning and executive benefits.

Beyond his professional achievements, David is deeply committed to community service and philanthropy. He actively engages with various organizations, focusing notably on workforce development and education initiatives. His leadership roles include serving as Chairman of Partner4Work and contributing to the boards of influential organizations such as Robert Morris University, United Way, the Allegheny Conference on Community Development, BEAM Collaborative, Pittsburgh Penguins Foundation, and the SneeReinhardt Charitable Foundation, among others.

David is also involved as a board member with Highmark Health/Highmark, Inc./Allegheny Health Network, and FNB Corporation. David's dedication to community betterment has garnered him recognition through prestigious awards like the Jewish Nation Fund Tree of Life Award, American Ireland Fund Chairman’s Award, and the Fred Thieman Mentoring Partnership of Southwestern PA Award. His multifaceted contributions reflect a profound commitment to making a positive impact both professionally and within his broader community.

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