Chatham University

Women Business Leaders Breakfast Series

Jan Lauer

Jan Lauer

Jan Lauer is the Director of 3 Rivers Clean Energy, an economic and workforce development initiative founded in 2006 with a mission to grow the energy industry in the southwestern Pennsylvania region. To help accomplish this, 3RCE partners with a wide spectrum of regional and state stakeholders that together focus on five key areas: developing a qualified workforce; encouraging new technology; developing supportive government policy; attracting business investment; and educating and engaging citizens. Prior to taking on this role, Ms. Lauer served for nearly eight years as Senior Vice President of the Allegheny Conference on Community Development, a private, non-profit leadership organization dedicated to improving the economy and quality of life of the Pittsburgh region.

Ms. Lauer also spent 20 years in corporate research. She held the position of Operations Manager for the Northrop Grumman Science and Technology Center and had the opportunity to build the 150 person Pittsburgh-based research lab. Prior to that she served as Operations Manager for the Westinghouse Science and Technology Center and spent many years as a scientist in the labs as well, working primarily on energy related projects, including battery development for electric vehicles in cooperation with Chrysler Corporation and the Idaho National Engineering Laboratory.

She holds an undergraduate degree from the University of Pittsburgh and a master's degree from Carnegie Mellon University.