Alumni Careers

GSPIA provides the educational requirements and advanced studies to help students gain entry into careers with the United States Federal Government, state and local government agencies, international and governmental agencies abroad and various corporations, universities and nonprofit organizations around the world. GSPIA alumni have held the following positions.

U.S. Federal Government

  • US Congressman
  • US Ambassador to the Republic of Rwanda
  • US Representative to NATO’s Military Committee (4-Star General)
  • Chief of Border Security Branch, Department of Homeland Security
  • Coordinator (with rank of Ambassador) of US-Soviet Exchange Initiatives
  • Director of Defense and Security Policy for the Majority Leader of the US Senate
  • Deputy US Attorney General
  • Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Strategy
  • Deputy Director, Community Services Administration
  • Director of the National Service Office, National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)
  • Program Manager for Community & Family Preparedness, Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)
  • Deputy Assistant to the President, Office of the President of the United States
  • Defensive Measures Team Chief, Office of Counter-proliferation Initiatives, Department of State
  • Director, Policy Management Staff, Bureau of International Organization Affairs, Department of State
  • Chief Acquisitions Officer, US Agency for International Development (USAID)
  • USAID, Senior Program Analyst
  • USAID, Officer in Charge—Pakistan.
  • USAID Representative—Italy
  • USAID, Assistant Director—Philippines
  • USAID-India, Chief Program Analyst
  • USAID, Chief Engineer—El Salvador
  • Director, Office of Management Systems, Federal Highway Administration, US Department of
  • Transportation
  • Deputy Director of the Peace Corps
  • Peace Corps, Country Director for Ecuador
  • Peace Corps, Associate Country Director for Iran
  • Deputy Director of the East Asia and Pacific Office, Department of Commerce
  • Project Development Officer, US Department of Agriculture
  • Senior Intelligence Analyst, US Department of Defense
  • Senior Analyst—International Affairs, US Government Accountability Office
  • Senior Management Analyst, US Office of Management and Budget
  • Senior Program Analyst and Science Education Program Coordinator, National Institute on
  • Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism—National Institutes of Health
  • Special Assistant/Chief of Staff, Mine Safety and Health Administration, Department of Labor
  • Senior Program Officer for International Programs, National Association of Regulatory
  • Utility Commissioners
  • Regulatory Policy Specialist, Financial Crimes Enforcement Network, Department of Treasury
  • Head, Energy Analysis, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (US Department of Energy)
  • Director, Office of Distribution Services, Defense Mapping Agency, Naval Observatory, DC
  • Chief, Career Branch, Enlisted Personnel Division, US Coast Guard Headquarters
  • Executive Director, Pittsburgh Office, US Senator Arlen Specter

International Organizations/Governments Abroad

  • Director of the Security Council Affairs Division, United Nations
  • Director of the Asia/Pacific Division, Department of Political Affairs, United Nations
  • Deputy Executive Director, United Nations Population Fund
  • Chairman of the Executive Council, Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons
  • Secretary General, ADFIMI (Association of National Development Finance
  • Institutions in Member Countries of the Islamic Development Bank)
  • Assistant Secretary, Secretary General’s Office, East African Common
  • Services Organization, Nairobi, Kenya
  • Executive Director, African Capacity Building Foundation, Zimbabwe
  • Division Chief, World Bank
  • Prime Minster and Finance Minister of Mali
  • Vice President of Nigeria
  • Deputy Prime Minster of Madagascar
  • Minister of Finance, Indonesia
  • Minister of Planning, Indonesia
  • Minister of Industry, Indonesia
  • Minister of Manpower, Indonesia
  • Minister of Finance, Nepal
  • Minister of University Affairs, Thailand
  • Minister of Planning, Afghanistan
  • Minister of Tourism, Turkey
  • Vice-Minister of Education and Human Resources, Korea
  • Assistant Minister of Foreign Affairs for Policy Planning, Korea
  • Ambassador of Korea to China
  • Ambassador of Korea to Australia
  • Ambassador of Korea to Myanmar
  • Ambassador of Nigeria to Japan
  • Ambassador of Madagascar to the United States
  • Ambassador of the Kingdom of Swaziland to the United States
  • Ambassador of Indonesia to the Federal Republic of Germany
  • Ambassador of Taiwan to Switzerland
  • Ambassador of Morocco to Chile
  • Ambassador of the Philippines to Japan
  • Ambassador of the Philippines to Germany
  • Ambassador of the Philippines to the Netherlands
  • Ambassador of the Philippines to Peru
  • Ambassador of Sudan to Uganda
  • Ambassador Extraordinary of the Philippines to Japan
  • Deputy Minister for Veterans Affairs, Indonesia
  • Principal Secretary, Ministry of Economic Planning and Development, Kingdom of Swaziland
  • Under-Secretary, Ministry of Home Affairs, Nepal
  • Under-Secretary, Union Public Commission Service, India
  • Chief of the National Police, Indonesia
  • Vice-Grandmaster of Ceremonies, Imperial Household Agency, Tokyo, Japan
  • Secretary of Administration, Administrative Management Agency, Office of the Prime Minister, Japan
  • Senior Economist, Research Department, Bank of Korea
  • Chief, Food Administration Service, Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry, Korea
  • Chief, Land Tax Office for Central Java, Indonesia
  • Head of the Education Division, Ministry of Cooperatives, Indonesia
  • Chief, Finance and Economy Division, Office of the Prime Minister, Vietnam
  • Assistant Director, Public Administration Division, Prime Minister’s Office, Burma
  • Vice-Chairperson, National Foundation for Development of Indigenous Nationalities,
  • Ministry of Local Development, Nepal
  • Deputy Director, Project Planning, Department of Treasury, Ceylon
  • Chief of Personnel, Department of Local Administration, Thailand
  • Assistant Chief of Factory Division, Ministry of Industry, Thailand
  • Executive Vice President, Taiwan Land Development Corporation, Taipei
  • Deputy Secretary, East Pakistan Industrial Development Corporation, Dacca
  • Head, Technical Assistance Division, Ministry of Agriculture, Ethiopia
  • Senior Assistant Secretary, Ministry of Agriculture, Nigeria
  • Senior Inspector of Cooperative Societies, Ministry of Commerce, Nigeria
  • Principal Assistant Secretary, Organization and Methods, Office of the Prime Minister, Nigeria
  • Deputy Chief, Nigerian Ports Authority
  • Principal Livestock Officer, Ministry of Animal and Forest Resources, Nigeria
  • Senior Officer, O & M Division, Ministry of Finance, Uganda
  • Permanent Secretary, Ministry of the Interior, Sierra Leone
  • Assistant Secretary, Ministry of Trade and Industry, Sierra Leone
  • Assistant Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Agriculture, Sierra Leone
  • Assistant Director, Ministry of Works, Sudan
  • Deputy Director, Ministry of Animal Resources, Sudan
  • Assistant Director General, National Council for Higher Education, Khartoum, Sudan
  • Senior Research Officer, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Liberia
  • Director, Trade Planning and Statistics, Ministry of Economics, Iraq
  • Director of Educational Missions Abroad, Ministry of Education, Saudi Arabia
  • Deputy Director General, Malaria Eradication Project, Ministry of Health, Saudi Arabia
  • Secretary General, Ministry of Economy, Egypt
  • Director of Training, Ministry of the High Dam, Egypt
  • Director of Planning, Ministry of Local Administration, Egypt
  • Head, Technical Secretariat, Ministry of Local Administration, Egypt
  • Controller, Economic Cooperation Department, Ministry of Economy, U.A.R.
  • Chief of Budget Analysts, Department of the Treasury, Guatemala
  • Secretary General, Ministry of Education, Columbia
  • Secretary General-Industrial Development Commission, Ministry of Industry and Commerce, Brazil
  • Director-Productivity Sector, National Secretariat of Panning and Coordination, Bolivia
  • Director of Planning—Crop Substitution Program, Ministry of Agriculture, Bolivia
  • Director, Jamaica Youth Corps, Jamaica, West Indies
  • Director, Federal Institute for Town Planning, Yugoslavia
  • Secretary for Church-State Relations, Yugoslavia
  • Head of Public Relations, Assembly of the Republic of Macedonia
  • Director General, Ministry of Education, Iran
  • Head, Public Office, Minister of the Interior, Iran
  • Director General, Secretariat, Ministry of Finance, Iran
  • Parliamentary Under-Secretary, Ministry of Economy, Iran
  • Director, Ministry of Finance, Turkey
  • Director of General Accounting, Ministry of Finance, Turkey
  • Member of the Committee of Auditors, Central Bank of the Republic of Turkey
  • Personnel Director, Ministry of Customs and Monopolies, Turkey
  • District Governor of Kinik-Izmir, Ministry of Interior, Turkey
  • Consul General of the Philippines in New York/San Francisco
  • Governor of Niger, the largest of the 36 states in Nigeria
  • Senator and Chair of the Foreign Affairs Committee, Congress of Taiwan
  • Member of Parliament and Vice-Chair, Republican People’s Party, Turkey
  • Senior Economist, Organization for African Unity, Nairobi, Kenya
  • Managing Director, Monaco Banks Association
  • Chair of the Political Affairs Committee for the Parliamentary Assembly, Council of Europe
  • Deputy Mayor of Seoul, Korea
  • Director of Investments, Regional Transportation Authority, Ile-de-France (Paris Region)
  • President of the National Social Security Administration, Indonesia
  • Budget Officer, Pan-American Health Organization
  • Project Officer for Local Government Capacity Building, UNICEF
  • Comptroller, Inter-American Development Bank
  • General Secretary, Presbyterian Church of East Africa
  • Chair, ASEAN Social Security Association

U.S. State and Local Government

  • Mayor of Pittsburgh
  • Member of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives (4 currently serving)
  • Director of the Pennsylvania Governor’s Office of Policy and Planning
  • Vice-President Pro Tempore, Washington State Senate
  • Member of the Florida State Senate
  • President, Atlanta City Council, GA
  • Director of the Mayor’s Office of Operations for the City of New York
  • Director of Intergovernmental Affairs, District of Columbia Government
  • Assistant Executive Director, Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments
  • Director of Communications, Allegheny County
  • Member of the Pennsylvania Securities Commission
  • Administrative Law Judge, Commonwealth of Pennsylvania
  • Executive Director, Association of Bay Area Governments, Berkeley, CA
  • Commissioner, Maine Public Utilities Commission
  • Chief Planner, City of Denver Planning Office, CO
  • Chief, Economic Development Administration, Seattle, WA
  • Director, Department of Public Works, Salt Lake City, UT
  • Director, State Lottery Commission, State of Michigan
  • Chief Information Systems Specialist, Regional Planning Council, Baltimore, MD
  • Executive Director, National Association of County Engineers
  • Director of Capital Improvements, Red Rose Transit Authority, Lancaster, PA
  • Director of Planning, Falls Church, Virginia
  • Director of Planning, Harrisonburg, Virginia
  • City Manager, New Rochelle, NY
  • City Manager, San Antonio, TX
  • City Manager, Winchester, VA
  • City Manager, Salinas, CA
  • City Manager, Dunedin, FL
  • City Manager, Oberlin, OH
  • Town Manager, Limestone, Maine
  • City Manager, Johnstown, PA
  • Municipal Manager, Monroeville, PA
  • Township Manager, Upper St. Clair, PA

Corporations

  • Executive Vice President and Chief Ratings Officer, Standard & Poor’s Corporation
  • Executive Vice President for Global Public Affairs, Coca-Cola; President, Coca-Cola
  • Company’s Africa Group
  • Senior Vice President for Government Relations, European Aeronautic Defense and
  • Space Company—North America
  • Executive Vice President, Bayer Corporation
  • Vice President and Director of Project AIR FORCE, RAND Corporation
  • President and CEO, Holland American Cruises
  • Senior Vice President, Blue Cross of California
  • President and CEO—Texas Division, Trustmark National Bank
  • Vice President for International Banking, Pittsburgh National Bank
  • Vice President, Misys Wholesale Banking Systems
  • Manager of Congressional Relations, General Electric
  • Director of Government Relations, Honeywell International
  • Chief Financial Officer, Sekurus Asset Management and Protection
  • International Development Advisor, Buy Well International
  • Vice President and Director of Training, Professional Training Associates, Duquesne, PA
  • Chairman and CEO, Thai Central Chemical PCL
  • Head of Economics and Strategy, Gulf Investment Corporation, Kuwait
  • Managing Director, Khulisa Management Services, Johannesburg, South Africa
  • General Manager, Naigai Engineering, Japan
  • Managing Director, Nomura Research Institute, Japan

U.S. Universities

  • Administrative Positions
    • President, Indiana University-Bloomington
    • Chancellor of the State University System of Florida
    • Provost, University of Delaware
    • Vice Chancellor for Administration, University of California-Davis
    • Vice Chancellor for Business and Finance, University of California-Riverside
    • Budget Director for NYU Medical Center
    • Dean of the School of Public Affairs, Texas Southern University
    • Dean, School of Social Work, University of Oklahoma
    • President, Point Park State University
    • Chair, Division of Social Work, West Virginia University
    • Vice President for Institutional Advancement, Moravian College, PA
  • Faculty Positions
    • Ohio State University, University Chaired Professor of Applied Microeconomics
    • San Diego State University, Fred J. Hansen Professor of Peace Studies
    • Syracuse University
    • University of California-Riverside
    • Rutgers University
    • University of Colorado
    • Pennsylvania State University
    • SUNY-Buffalo
    • University of Washington
    • University of Delaware
    • University of South Florida
    • University of Rhode Island
    • Purdue University
    • Virginia Tech
    • Virginia Commonwealth University
    • University of Texas
    • University of Missouri
    • Kansas State University
    • University of Pittsburgh
    • University of Cincinnati
    • University of the Pacific
    • University of Hawaii
    • University of Oklahoma
    • Michigan State University
    • University of Akron
    • University of Memphis
    • DePaul University
    • University of New Orleans
    • Southern Illinois University
    • Willamette University
    • Carnegie Mellon University
    • Duquesne University
    • Texas Tech
    • Texas Southern University
    • Youngstown State University
    • Case Western Reserve University
    • Pace University
    • Grambling State University
    • Indiana University of Pennsylvania
    • Eastern Michigan University
    • Antioch University
    • University of North Florida
    • California State University-Northridge
    • California State University-Bakersfield
    • California State University-Dominguez Hills
    • California State University-Chico
    • Tennessee State University
    • Ottawa University

International Universities

  • Administrative Positions
    • President, Liceo de Cagayan University, Philippines
    • Rector, Gajah Madah University, Indonesia
    • President of Pancila University, Indonesia
    • Dean, School of Social Sciences, National Chengchi University, Taipei, Taiwan
    • Vice-Chancellor, Chinese University of Hong Kong
    • Dean of the Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Swaziland
    • Dean, Graduate School of Public Administration, Seoul National University, Korea
    • Dean, Graduate School of Public Policy and Information Technology, Seoul, Korea
    • Director-General, Ghana Institute of Management and Public Administration
    • Director of Training, African Centre for Monetary Studies, Senegal
  • Faculty Positions
    • Seoul National University, Korea
    • University of Ulsan, Korea
    • Chung-Ang University, Korea
    • Kyung Hee University, Korea
    • Kyungpook National University, Korea
    • University of Indonesia
    • Gadja Madi University, Indonesia
    • Hasanuddin University, Indonesia
    • University of the Philippines
    • Cagayan State University, Philippines
    • Bayero University, Nigeria
    • University of Maidguri, Nigeria
    • Ahmadu Bello University, Nigeria
    • University of the Western Cape, South Africa
    • University of Witwatersrand, South Africa
    • Chinese University of Hong Kong
    • University of Regina, Canada
    • University of Bilkent, Turkey
    • National Chengchi University, Taiwan
    • Kesetsart University, Thailand
    • Tribhuvan University, Nepal
    • University of Swaziland
    • University of Guam
    • University of Malaya
    • Universiti Utara Malaysia
    • Ghana Institute of Management and Public Affairs
    • University of Puerto Rico
    • King Saud University, Saudi Arabia
    • Kuwait University
    • Nizumbe University, Tanzania
    • Simon Bolivar University, Venezuela

Nonprofit Organizations

  • President of the Westinghouse Foundation
  • Director of Strategic Planning and Operations for the Edna McConnell Clark Foundation
  • Deputy Director, Save the Children (US-Guatemala)
  • Operations Manager, Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Washington, DC
  • President and CEO, The Tech Museum of Innovation, San Jose, CA
  • Executive Director, National Association of Arab Americans, DC
  • Vice-President, Technology Partnership Practice, Battelle
  • Executive Director, North Carolina Alliance for Competitive Technologies
  • Executive Administrator, Economic Opportunity Atlanta
  • President and CEO, Pittsburgh Regional Alliance
  • Director, Urban League of Pittsburgh
  • Executive Director and President, Three Rivers Center for Independent Living
  • Executive Director, Pennsylvania Technology Council
  • Executive Director, Action-Housing, Inc., Pittsburgh
  • Executive Director, Pittsburgh Partnership for Neighborhood Development
  • CEO, Federal Home Loan Bank of Atlanta
  • County Commissioner, Allegheny County
  • Chief Executive Officer, Three Rivers Workforce Investment Board
  • Executive Director, Human Services Center, Pittsburgh, PA  

Professional Associations

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  • President of the National Association of Schools of Public Affairs and Administration
  • President of the Korea Association for Public Administration (6 alumni)
  • President of the International City/County Management Association (3 alumni)
  • President of the Integrated Healthcare Association
  • President of the Association for Pennsylvania Municipal Management

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