Pitt Black MBA Network

Black MBA Network alumni talking with an MBA student


PBAN is an organization of black MBAs interested in strategic alliances and partnerships among each other, and between PBAN and the Joseph M. Katz Graduate School of Business for the purpose of enhancing and building the prestige of the University’s MBA program. The growing success and prominence of PBAN will provide an incentive for future talented blacks to attend the program.

Give to PBAN

Your support provides scholarship opportunities to diverse students enrolled in the MBA program at the Joseph M. Katz Graduate School of Business. This scholarship initiative is intended to assist the Katz School in its efforts to attract and retain students who contribute to the diversity of the student body. Give to PBAN


  • Denise Hughey, President
  • Brandon Spires, Vice President of Administration, President-Elect
  • Aleta Richards, Vice President of Operations
  • Rosalie Joseph Myers, Treasurer
  • Ariel Hodge, Secretary
  • Tricina Cash, President Emeritus,

General Members

  • Jacob Evans
  • Alisa Gentry
  • Tracey Grace
  • Roxanne Dye Grimes
  • Kristen Hayes
  • Robert Innis
  • John Weston
  • Bruce William



I’ve really enjoyed my study abroad experience in London this past spring! From my amazing internship, to exploring the city to traveling around Europe, I could not have asked for a better experience. Studying abroad helped me step out of my shell and experience things I never thought I’d get to do.

Olivia Mackey

BSBA HR Management '21

As a freshman living in Bruce Hall, I’ve had the opportunity to network with other first year business majors and become immersed in not only the college life, but the professional atmosphere of being a business student at the University of Pittsburgh.

Hannah Oliver

BSBA Finance '21