The Carnegie Hero Fund Commission is pleased to announce the election of two new members at its March 21 meeting.
Duane D. Holloway is a senior vice president, general counsel, and chief ethics and compliance officer for U.S. Steel, where he is responsible for all legal, ethics and compliance matters, environmental affairs, corporate governance, and managing relations with the Board of Directors. Before joining U.S. Steel in 2018, he served as executive vice president and general counsel for Ascena Retail Group, and held prior leadership roles at CoreLogic and Caesars Entertainment. A graduate of the University of Virginia and University of Pennsylvania Law School, Holloway also serves on the board of directors for the Minority Corporate Counsel Association and Allegheny County Parks Foundation, and is on the executive leadership team of the March for Babies in Western and Central Pennsylvania.
Dara Ware Allen is the CEO and principal of City Charter High School, which boasts a 94% graduation rate and is recognized nationally for its innovative education model. Prior to her work at City Charter, Allen served as assistant superintendent for Pittsburgh Public Schools, COO and program director for Leadership Pittsburgh, Inc., executive director of YouthWorks, Inc., and director of the Educational Opportunity Centers of Southwestern Pennsylvania at Penn State University. Holding a bachelor’s degree from Spelman College, a Master’s from Duquesne University, and a PhD. from Pennsylvania State University, Allen currently serves on the Remake Learning Advisory Council and the Pennsylvania Coalition of Public Charter Schools Advisory Board, and she sits on the Board of Directors for the Pittsburgh Downtown Partnership and YouthPlaces.
“Both Duane and Dara are strong leaders in their fields, and we are excited to have their perspectives on our board. Their breadth of experience and passion for the Hero Fund’s mission will further strengthen the Hero Fund’s work,” said Eric Zahren, the Hero Fund’s president and chair.