Port Authority is governed by a nine-member Board of Directors – unpaid volunteers who are appointed by the Allegheny County Executive and approved by the Allegheny County Council.
Jeffrey W. Letwin
Jeffrey W. Letwin was appointed to the Board in July 2005 and is managing partner of the Pittsburgh office of Schnader Harrison Segal & Lewis, LLP. His practice involves all areas of business counseling, including corporate finance, securities, franchising, municipal and government services, real estate finance and development. He has served as counsel for the Allegheny County Airport Authority since its inception in 1999 and as Planning Commissioner for the City of Pittsburgh since 1997.
Mr. Letwin received his B.A. from the University of Pittsburgh and his J.D. from American University's Washington College of Law. A practicing lawyer for 25 years, he is currently on the Board of Directors of the Pittsburgh Filmmakers and Jewish Family & Children's Service of Pittsburgh, and serves as a delegate for the United Jewish Federation. Mr. Letwin co-founded the Pittsburgh Israel Chamber of Commerce in 1993 and has also served on the Board of Directors of the Allegheny County Sanitary Authority, the Greater Pittsburgh Convention and Visitors Bureau, Leadership Pittsburgh and the Jewish Association on Aging.
Mr. Letwin, noted as a Pennsylvania Super Lawyer for general business law in 2004 and 2005, is also an arbitrator for the New York Stock Exchange and the National Association of Securities Dealers.
Thomas Donatelli, P.E., is a licensed professional engineer and serves as assistant vice president of the Pittsburgh Construction Services group of Michael Baker, Jr., Inc., a unit of Michael Baker Corporation. He was appointed to Port Authority’s Board of Directors in January 2013.
Mr. Donatelli is the retired director of the Allegheny County Department of Public Works. Under his leadership, the department became the first agency in Pennsylvania certified by the American Public Works Association.
Mr. Donatelli’s career includes 44 years of experience in his field as well as numerous awards and leadership roles in professional organizations. He was voted Engineer of the Year in 1999 by the American Society of Civil Engineers, and was Pennsylvania Public Works Administrator of the Year in 2000. He received the Distinguished Service Award from the Pittsburgh chapter of the Pennsylvania Society of Professional Engineers in 2011. He is current president of the Engineers' Society of Western Pennsylvania.
Additionally, he has held leadership roles with the Construction Legislative Council, the American Society of Highway Engineers and the American Public Works Association, and has taught as an adjunct professor at the University of Pittsburgh.
Mr. Donatelli received a Bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering from Point Park College (now Point Park University). He and his wife, Barbara, live in McCandless Township.
John L. Tague, Jr.
Appointed to the Port Authority Board in October 2012, John Tague has been committed to improving the lives of persons with disabilities in Pennsylvania for more than two decades.
Mr. Tague is a public policy and training consultant, and principal of JT Consulting Services, which advises companies and organizations on the creation of disability policies and training programs.
He currently serves on the Pittsburgh Commission on Human Relations and State Vocational Rehabilitation Board, and is past chair of the Governor’s Advisory Committee for People with Disabilities. In addition, Mr. Tague served as a member of the Committee for Accessible Transportation (CAT), a Port Authority advisory council dedicated to improving transit for individuals with disabilities in Allegheny County. He is a past president of the Allegheny County Transit Council (ACTC) where he promoted concerns of frequent transit users.
Mr. Tague is also treasurer of the City of Pittsburgh/Allegheny County Taskforce on Disabilities, appointed to advise the Mayor and County Executive on disability issues.
An Erie native, Mr. Tague earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Education from Edinboro University of Pennsylvania in 1969. He is a member of St. Stephen’s Parish in Hazelwood, where he serves on the church’s Finance Committee.
Mr. Tague is married with two college-aged daughters and resides in the Greenfield neighborhood of Pittsburgh.
Constance Parker joined Port Authority’s Board of Directors in April 2012. She is currently the Community Relations Coordinator for the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation’s District 11 as well as current president of the Pittsburgh branch of the NAACP.
Ms. Parker is a member of the Homewood AME Zion Church, where she is an ordained deaconess, life matron and a member of the Home Mission and Overseas Missionary Society of the AME Zion Church. Additionally, she serves as president of the Senior Usher Board and member of the Annie L. Anderson Missionary Society.
Prior to her time at Pennsylvania Department of Transportation, Ms. Parker was Executive Director of the Black Women’s Crusade for 25 years, the first vice president of the NAACP's Pittsburgh branch, and for 13 years hosted the Sheridan Broadcast Radio show “NAACP Issues.”
Additionally, Ms. Parker has received a number of awards including the Promoter of the Award for Community Involvement, Talk Magazine Recognition Award for Achievement of Outstanding Blacks, and Outstanding Achievement Award of Pittsburgh City Council.
Ms. Parker attended Carnegie Mellon University.
John A. Brooks
John A. Brooks joined the United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners of America in 1966, and in 2010 retired from his position as Executive Secretary-Treasurer and Chief Executive Officer of the Greater Pennsylvania Regional Council of Carpenters, representing 15,000 members in 60 counties.
He is currently a trustee of Local Union 230 and has always been an active participant in the union and an advocate for its convictions. In addition to the Port Authority Board, Mr. Brooks also serves on the boards of the Building Owners and Managers Association, the Builders Guild of Western Pennsylvania, Parks 2000 and the Steel Industry Heritage Society.
Mr. Brooks is also an ambassador to TEAM Pennsylvania, which promotes economic growth throughout the state, and served as a member of the 2003 Labor & Industry Transition Team for former Governor Ed Rendell. He also served on the 2003 Pittsburgh Financial Leadership Committee.
Eddie Edwards, Jr.
Eddie Edwards, Jr. is an attorney with the law firm of Dinsmore & Shohl and concentrates his practice in the area of general corporate and securities law. Mr. Edwards assists in the formation of corporate entities and provides counsel on corporate governance.
Mr. Edwards has also served as the agent/representative for professional athletes, and is a licensed contract advisor by the National Football League Players Association. He has structured and negotiated contracts with various professional football organizations and negotiated marketing agreements on behalf of his clients. As vice president of Glencairn Limited, a Pittsburgh-based television holding company, Mr. Edwards managed the compliance and legal needs of the company’s television properties and oversaw the day-to-day operations in eight major markets across the United States.
A varsity athlete at Pennsylvania State University, Mr. Edwards received his undergraduate degree in Communications in 1995. He earned his Juris Doctor in 2001 from the University of Pittsburgh School of Law, where he received the University of Pittsburgh Student Leadership Award. Mr. Edwards also was a Murray S. Love Moot Court Competition winner in 2000 and a Gourley Moot Court Finalist in 2001. He received an Excellence in Litigation Award from the Center for Forensic Economic Studies and a CALI Excellence for the Future Award for Trial Advocacy in 2001.
He has been licensed to practice law in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania since February 2002.
A native of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Mr. Edwards serves on the Board of Directors of the American Heart Association and the Community Board of First National Bank.
Mavis Rainey has served as executive director of the Oakland Transportation Management Association (OTMA) for eleven years, working to promote transportation options that help reduce congestion and pollution, enhance safety and increase community access.
As head of OTMA, she has succeeded in strengthening cooperation with Oakland’s major institutions as well as forging new partnerships. Ms. Rainey joined OTMA in October 2001 and is also a member of the Board of Directors of the Oakland Planning and Development Corporation as well as other community committees.
Prior to joining OTMA, Ms. Rainey served as the associate director of marketing communications and public relations for the Pittsburgh Regional Alliance and also held numerous positions at Westinghouse.
She is a Pittsburgh native and a graduate of Robert Morris University.
Amanda Green Hawkins
Amanda Green Hawkins is Allegheny County Councilwoman for District 13, representing various Pittsburgh neighborhoods, and serves as County Council’s official presence on Port Authority’s Board. She was appointed to the Board in July 2011.
Mrs. Hawkins is director of the Civil and Human Rights Department and assistant general counsel for United Steelworkers, and has represented the union throughout the United States federal court system. She served as a voter protection attorney for the Democratic Party in 2004 and 2006, and was involved with the Obama-Biden campaign’s Counsel for Change and its Labor, Employment and Workplace Committee.
She is a member of the Democratic National Committee and its Rules and Bylaws Committee, as well as the AFL-CIO’s Lawyers Coordinating Committee and its Minority Caucus. Additionally, she sits on the University of Pittsburgh’s Institute of Politics Board of Fellows and is co-chair of its Workforce Development Policy Committee.
She is a graduate of Duke University and the Northeastern University School of Law.