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Letwin Named Chair of Pittsburgh Convention & Visitors Bureau

05/04/2006

CONTACT:
Caroline M. Brobeil
Public Relations Manager
Schnader Harrison Segal & Lewis LLP
215-751-2061

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

PITTSBURGH (May 4, 2006) – Schnader Harrison Segal & Lewis managing partner Jeff Letwin has been named chair of the board of directors of the Greater Pittsburgh Convention & Visitors Bureau.

“With its focus on promoting Pittsburgh to the world, The Greater Pittsburgh Convention & Visitors Bureau plays a critical role in driving our region’s economy,” said Letwin. “I am honored to serve in this role.”

“Jeff Letwin brings invaluable assets to the GBVCB board of directors,” said Joe McGrath, GPCVB President and CEO. “Jeff’s interest in working with us enhances our ability to grow in an effective and efficient manner and makes a significant contribution to the success of our mission—bringing conventions and visitors to Pittsburgh and the region.”

The Greater Pittsburgh Convention & Visitors Bureau was established in 1935 to create revenue and jobs in Allegheny County and the City of Pittsburgh by generating convention and leisure travel business. The GPCVB's mission remains intact today as the official tourist promotion agency of Allegheny County and as an independent, nonprofit organization serving its business membership.

Jeff Letwin is managing partner of Schnader's Pittsburgh office, which includes 31 attorneys. Jeff’s work includes business counseling related to corporate finance, securities, franchising, and municipal and government services. Letwin’s community involvement includes membership on the City of Pittsburgh Planning Commission, the board of Jewish Family & Children’s Service of Pittsburgh and the board of directors of Pittsburgh Filmmakers.

News of Jeff's appointment was reported in the May 11, 2006 Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.

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