Chris Sweeney is a business and community leader with over thirty years’ experience with firms ranging from IBM and Oracle to smaller, entrepreneurial companies and a nonprofit agency called 3 Rivers Connect. He’s an evangelist for regional collaboration and creative uses of information and technology to drive innovation.
All Learning is Personal
Chris currently leads the Pittsburgh Personalized Learning Network (PLPGH). The network is a collaboration of 25+ school districts in SWPA to build awareness and accelerate the implementation of personalized learning strategies in the region. Part of a broader consulting practice focused on advancing educational innovation in K-12 as well as nonprofit/civic sector transformation initiatives. The common theme centers on working with leadership teams to clearly articulate their vision and translate it into an actionable plan that can be successfully implemented.
Innovation is a Team Sport
Chris was President and COO of OnHand Schools, a mission-driven education services company that developed EdInsight, a student performance suite used by over 150 districts in Pennsylvania. They also led a unique foundation funded collaboration of educators to launch Kandoolu, a personalized learning resource for teachers.
Prior to his role at OHS, Chris was CEO of 3 Rivers Connect (3RC). 3RC was a civic sector agency that helped non-profit organizations use innovative technology and better information to optimize the delivery of their services and improve the lives of underserved communities in southwestern PA.
Chris and his family are residents of Pittsburgh’s Allegheny West neighborhood. Chris is active with several local community groups including the Bethany House Academy in Northview Heights, the Marcus Ruscitto Charitable Foundation and as a youth baseball coach for the Brighton Heights Athletic Association. Chris is also the co-chair of the One Northside School Partnerships Committee and is a Leadership Pittsburgh XXIV graduate.