Robert J. Cindrich, ’68, Elected to Board of Carnegie Hero Fund Commission
The Carnegie Hero Fund Commission has announced the election of former U.S. District Court Judge Robert J. Cindrich, a Pitt Law alumnus, to its board. The Pittsburgh-based foundation, established in 1904 by Andrew Carnegie, awards the Carnegie Medal to civilian heroes throughout the United States and Canada. Also elected was Robert M. Hernandez, former vice chair and chief financial officer of USX Corp. According to Commission President Mark Laskow, both men will serve on the Executive Committee, the foundation’s awarding body.
Most recently, Cindrich served as senior advisor to the president of the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) and prior to that was senior vice president and chief legal officer of UPMC. From 1994 to 2004, Cindrich served as a U.S. District Court judge, having been nominated by President Bill Clinton. He also was a U.S. attorney for the Western District of Pennsylvania.