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Penguins' Tracey McCants Lewis Named to Executive Leadership Academy

by Pittsburgh Penguins @penguins / Media Release

Tracey McCants Lewis, deputy general counsel and director of human resources for the Pittsburgh Penguins, is one of 28 African American Executives named to the second Executive Leadership Academy class at Carnegie Mellon University.

Created by The Advanced Leadership Initiative, the academy is a world-class executive development program designed to "offer the tools, exposure and training necessary to prepare African Americans to contribute to their organizations - and our community - at the highest levels." The overall goal is to build a "pipeline of African American leadership in Pittsburgh."

McCants Lewis, who joined the Penguins' executive team in February 2019, is a previously tenured associate professor of law at Duquesne University and also served as Director of Human Resources at Peoples Gas Company.

A native of Monroeville, McCants Lewis is the immediate past director of the Tribone Center for Clinical Legal Education at the Duquesne University School of Law. She taught the Civil Rights Clinic and Unemployment Compensation Clinic and coordinated the law school's pro bono program. She is currently an adjunct professor of clinical legal education at Duquesne Law.

McCants Lewis earned an undergraduate degree in political science from Gannon University and a J.D. from Duquesne. She formerly practiced law as an associate with K&L Gates LLP and worked as a law clerk for the Honorable Max Baer of the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania.

"We're so proud of Tracey for being named to this prestigious leadership academy," said Kevin Acklin, the Penguins' Senior Vice President and General Counsel. "In her short time with the Penguins she has already made a substantial impact on our business operation, and this exciting opportunity with the academy provides another great path for professional growth."

McCants Lewis helped to direct and organize the Penguins' recent Black Hockey History Day.

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