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Steve Mancini

Steve “Stefano” Mancini is considered an expert in both leadership and cybersecurity and holds a Doctorate in Business Administration. He has spent the past 30 years between the public and private sector working in a variety of technical and leadership roles related to cybersecurity, including his time as an officer in the US Air Force.  He has taught at several universities, including the University of Pittsburgh, and currently teaches at Robert Morris University as an assistant professor.  He’s also an international speaker and trainer and has published various peer-reviewed articles on cybersecurity related issues.  Steve “Stefano” Mancini was also the former co-host of the “Italian Radio Hour” where listeners heard stories of Italian culture from a variety of international guests and is also currently the co-host of “Talking Business and Life“. 

Claudio Reilsono is the General Manager/professional baseball scout with the Global Scouting Bureau as well as the head baseball coach at Carnegie Mellon University. Claudio started his career in 1983 at the age of 18 as the assistant baseball coach at his Alma Mater Quaker Valley. In 1988, he was named head coach at QV. He moved on to be the assistant coach at Penn State Beaver in 1989. In 1990 he was named head coach at Penn State Beaver and his team won a Collegiate Championship.  Claudio was also an assistant at Community College of Beaver County, Quigley Catholic High School and Duquesne University as well as the Head Coach at Community College of Beaver County. In 2005 Claudio was named Head Coach at Carnegie Mellon University and under his tenure, the team has had its most successful seasons including 2 consecutive Conference Championships in 2015 & 2016. Claudio is the All Time Leader in Baseball Wins at CMU. Claudio hosts, produces & writes for “The Boxing Authorities” which is aired on the WBC 24/7 Channel ChannelBox (Vive TV Global Network.). He is also the Host of “The Claudio Reilsono Show” where he interviews sports legends and talks sports with friends. He recently was brought in to be the host of “The PABCA Podcast” (The Pennsylvania Basketball Coaches Podcast and co host of “Steelers Pre-snap” show. He also serves as a color commentator in both baseball & boxing events and served as a radio analyst for a Major League Baseball Post Season Show on WMBA Radio.

Claudio Reilsono

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