Elbie was appointed the Executive Director of 3rc in July of 2009.
Elbie has had an extensive and successful career of significant private and public solution-driven contributions, improvements and innovations that have clearly highlighted his organizational, technological and business capabilities.
Elbie graduated with honors from Robert Morris University in 1976 with a BS in Business Administration and has completed graduate course work at the School of Information Science at the University of Pittsburgh. He was recently an adjunct professor for three years at the Heinz School on behalf of the Masters of Science in Educational Technology Management program at Carnegie Mellon University.
Elbie spent 15 years with Digital Equipment Corporation in the late 70’s through the early 90’s, and when he relocated to Boston in the mid 80’s, he was appointed US Channels Support Manager. During his last three years at Digital, Elbie came back to Pittsburgh from Boston to serve as the Operations Manager for the Pittsburgh office and successfully managed a portfolio of over $80M of product, service and consulting revenues.
As the Director of the eiNetwork Elbie developed a comprehensive Wide Area Network and Data Center topology that became a technology infrastructure model for other library consortia throughout the nation. Elbie was nationally recognized for his work in deploying assistive technology in public libraries for the visually impaired.
As the CTO of the Pittsburgh Public Schools, Elbie transformed their technology division into a nationally recognized best practice model within the educational market as acknowledged by HP, Intel, and Microsoft. He was selected as a founding member of Intel’s K12 Educational Advisory Council.
His most recent venture in the private technology sector was as the Global Director of Technology for Reed Smith LLP where he had the privilege to work with a worldwide technology team to deploy centralized data center and fully redundant network architectures across the US and Europe that were recently recognized by the 2009 CIO awards.
Throughout his career, Elbie has consistently been acknowledged by others as a visionary for developing short and long-term strategies for deploying innovative technology solutions.
Elbie is an accomplished percussionist and enjoys rehearsing and performing with a 20-piece big band and is an avid gardener. He lives with his wife Denise at their home in Ambridge, and they have three, adult daughters and a son-in law.