Two special guests attended the Commission’s 113th annual meeting in June 2017.
Louise Hills, of Littleton, Colo., is one of the 32 great-great-grandchildren of Andrew and Louise Whitfield Carnegie and is the daughter of board member Linda T. Hills and the late Harold Hills. A graduate of Santa Clara University (Bachelor of Arts in English) and the University of Denver (master’s degree in organizational leadership and project management), she went on to spend the next 10 years at United Launch Alliance in Denver. There, she worked as a master planner, ensuring that all major components of both Atlas and Delta rockets were built and delivered to the launch site on time. Last year, she moved back to Lockheed and is working in integrated enterprise planning.
Colleen Poe, a 2016 graduate of Carnegie Mellon University, performed two songs at the annual meeting – “Highland Cathedral” and “Andrew Carnegie.” She has been playing the bagpipes since she was 9 years old.