Seton Hill University’s Farrell Entrepreneurial Leadership Series presented “Collaborative Community Development as a Means for Regional Revitalization and Entrepreneurship” on Thursday, April 23. Howard B. Slaughter, Jr., D.Sc., MBA, chief executive officer of the Landmarks Community Capital Corporation, served as the keynote speaker. This event was co-sponsored by Seton Hill’s MBA program and the E-Magnify Women’s Business Center at Seton Hill.

Slaughter possesses over 25 years of lending experience in nonprofit consumer financial services and regional commercial banking. Slaughter holds five degrees, including a Master of Science degree in public management from Carnegie Mellon University and his Doctor of Science degree in information systems and communication from Robert Morris University. He is also a Fannie Mae Foundation Fellow and serves on the boards of the Urban League of Pittsburgh, the Pennsylvania Housing Finance Agency, the Pittsburgh Foundation, and Minority and Women Business Enterprise of Allegheny County. Slaughter is also the founder of the Financial Literacy Program of Pittsburgh at Robert Morris University.

Landmarks Community Capital Corporation is a nonprofit corporation that focuses on providing equity, debt, and short and intermediate term financing for housing and economic development activities in western Pennsylvania, eastern Ohio, and West Virginia markets. The corporation undertakes actual developments, serves as a co-developer and/or lends funds to community development corporations and others that undertake such work and also works to support the expansion of the regional employment base, green and sustainable goals, and rural and farm economic development.