Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Beyond Rochester: Dawne Hickton '79, CEO of RTI International Metals 12/4 at 2pm

What's Beyond Rochester? The series is an opportunity to learn about careers and get firsthand advice from successful alumni in a variety of fields. All Students are welcome.  These events are sponsored by the Gwen M. Greene Career and Internship Center and Office of Alumni Relations.


Dawne Hickton '79
Beyond Rochester 12/4/2014 at 2:00pm
Gwen M. Greene Career and Internship Center Conference Room
Dewey Hall 4-200

Dawne S. Hickton is Vice Chair, President and Chief Executive Officer of RTI International Metals, Inc., (NYSE: RTI), a vertically integrated global supplier of advanced titanium and specialty metals products that meet the requirements of technologically sophisticated applications in commercial aerospace, defense, propulsion, medical device, energy and other markets. Ms. Hickton became CEO on April 27, 2007. She has served as a member of RTI’s Board of Directors since 2007.
Ms. Hickton has over 25 years of diversified metals experience, including more than 14 years in the titanium industry spanning several business cycles. Prior to joining RTI, she was employed at USX Corporation, where she worked with the parent organization and its subsidiaries: U.S. Steel, American Bridge Company and U.S. Steel Mining Company. From 1994 through 1997, she was Assistant Professor of Clinical Law at the University of Pittsburgh.
Ms. Hickton serves on the board of the Pittsburgh branch of the Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland and became its chair in January 2014. She is an officer and director of the Board of Directors of the International Titanium Association and a member of the Board of Governors for the Aerospace Industries Association. Ms. Hickton also serves on the Advisory Council of the University of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute. In addition, she is a member of the University of Pittsburgh’s Board of Trustees, serving on the Student Affairs and Audit Committees, as well as chairing the School of Law’s Board of Visitors.
Ms. Hickton is a 1979 graduate of the University of Rochester and received her law degree from the University of Pittsburgh School of Law in 1983. She resides in Pittsburgh with her husband, the Honorable David J. Hickton, and their children.

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