Rebecca Bagley serves as vice chancellor for economic partnerships and works with senior leadership at the University of Pittsburgh to develop a strategic plan for the university in economic development. She oversees public and private partnerships that connect and advance the university and have regional and national impact. She also serves as a liaison with government, community leadership, and the business community on matters pertaining to economic development.
Bagley was formerly the president and chief executive officer of NorTech, a technology-focused organization that worked to strengthen Northeast Ohio’s economic vitality by accelerating the pace of innovation in the region. NorTech used its expertise in emerging industries to foster an innovation environment that provided companies of all sizes and higher education and research institutions with new opportunities for collaboration that attracted capital and created jobs.
Prior to joining NorTech, Bagley was deputy secretary for the Technology Investment Office of the Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED). She previously served as director of venture investment for DCED and managed venture and real estate investment programs. Before joining DCED, Bagley worked for several investment banks, most notably JPMorgan Chase, where she advised energy and technology companies on mergers and acquisitions and raising capital in the high-yield bond group and oil and gas group.
Rebecca holds a B.S. from the University of Colorado at Boulder.