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Phil Binotto, Chairman

Phil Binotto focuses his practice in the area of labor and employment law, general litigation, complex construction contract litigation, and general corporate law. Mr. Binotto has represented hospitals, contractors, manufacturers, nonprofit organizations, municipalities, and corporate clients on all aspects of labor and employment law. He represents exclusively employers in labor and employment matters. Mr. Binotto’s labor and employment experience includes representing clients in both traditional and non-traditional labor and employment matters.

He has successfully negotiated collective bargaining agreements with nearly every major labor union in Western Pennsylvania, West Virginia and Ohio. He has experience in handling complex labor disputes, including issues relating to grievance arbitrations, unfair labor practice charges, strikes, boycotts, handbilling, and picketing. He has also defended clients is both state and federal employment discrimination claims and law suit

Mr. Binotto frequently lectures and trains clients on proper employee relations practices, and the benefits of maintaing a pro-employee environment. Mr. Binotto also has experience in negotiating oil and gas leases in western Pennsylvania, Ohio, and West Virginia, especially with regard to the Marcellus shale strata leases.

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Coonelly Honored With
World Class CEO Award.

The Southpointe CEO Association named
Frank Coonelly, President of the Pittsburgh Pirates, as the 2014 recipient of it
World Class CEO Award.

Coonelly received the honor at the
Association's annual tribute banquet on
June 26 at the Hilton Garden Inn/Southpointe.


"Rodney L. Piatt, Founder and CEO of
Horizon Properties Group "Rodney L. Piatt, Founder and CEO of Horizon Properties Groupand 2013 World Class
CEO Honoree, accepts Award at event on
June 13, 2103."


The Balalaika Orchestra of Pittsburgh performed at the 2015 Winter White Event

Southpointe CEO Association Scholarship Program

Celebrating and encouraging leadership development in business, community, and school, the
Southpointe CEO Association will award two $2,500 scholarships to individuals who have
demonstrated excellence in leadership and who are employees, or dependents of employees, of
Association member organizations. Individuals who have been accepted, and who will study at
Southpointe CEO Association member institutions Waynesburg University or Robert Morris
University, will have additional scholarship funds awarded from that university.
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2015 Membership Now Open - click here for a PDF brochure

SAVE THE DATES through June 2015, More to follow….

March 3 – Applications due for Southpointe CEO Association Academic Scholarship

March 10 – CEO Board Meeting and Annual Members’ Dinner Meeting Southpointe Golf Club, Board Meeting 4:00pm, Annual Dinner Meeting, 5:00 pm – registration/reception, Dinner- 5:30pm

March 18 – “The Great Gathering at Southpointe” Event Mixer with Pittsburgh Social Exchange, Washington County Chamber, The Power of Southpointe, and Peters Township Chamber, Hilton Garden Inn, 6:00pm-8:00pm

April 3 – Southpointe CEO Association Scholarship Awardees announced.

April 9 – Chairman’s CEO Breakfast Forum with Congressman Tim Murphy, Southpointe Golf Club, 9am – 10am (For CEOs of member organizations; limited to 15)

May 6 – Chairman’s CEO Breakfast Forum with Don Gennusso, Cecil Township Manager, Southpointe Golf Club, 8am-9am. (For CEOs of member organizations; limited to 15)

June 18 – Southpointe World Class CEO Award Dinner – Our signature event! Hilton Garden Inn. 5:30 for members; 6:00pm receptions; 7:00pm dinner (open to guests)

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Many members and guests enjoyed our 2014 Annual Wine and Chocolate Tasting at Jacksons Restaurant Bar

David Dean from Beaconsfield Financial accepts the event raffle prize( wine and chocolate, of course) from executive director, Stephanie Urchick.

Sonny , left, from Jacksons and Wendy from Southern Wine and Spirits who provided the wine for the tasting... This year, a nice pinot noir and chardonnay.

No, it wasn't a seance!
It was Golf Fitness expert Nancy Griffin helpin CEO Association members warm up before the Golf Swing Clinic with Southpointe Golf Club Pro Brent Johnson.

Members of the Southpointe CEO Association had a chat with Rice Energy CEO, Daniel Rice, during the Chairman's Forum on May 6.

Southpointe CEO Association members and friends enjoy the afternoon at DAY ON THE DECK at the Boulevard Pub and Kitchen. Special thanks to Board Member Dennis Allison fo his hospitality.

Southpointe CEO Association members gather around Lanny Frattare, who spoke to the group as part of the GET IN THE GAME - Leadership Lessons From the World of Sports Series. Scheduled next in the program is Missie Berteotti, LPGA Winner golfer.

Former Seattle Seahawk and current Vice President for Human Resources at All Clad, Dewayne Rideout, addressed the CEO Association on September 19.

He included information about programming that All Clad and other companies are doing in local school districts to engage students in "teaming" around real-life work issue

Southpointe CEO Chairman Kristian White welcomes Steve Blass to theGET IN THE GAME - Leadership Lessons from the World of Sports event.
Blass was the 'starting speaker' for the series.

On May 8th, Southpointe CEO Members enjoyed a Golf Fitness and Golf Swing Clinic. Southpointe Golf Pro Brent Johnson gives CEO Association Member Britt Freund of Bowles and Rice some individualized instruction.

"Breakfast Forum with Congressman Tim Murphy"that we held Tuesday, April 2nd at the Southpointe Golf Club. 23 members were in attendance.





Members of the Association were treated
to a gift from CEO SANTA during the
December 2012 CEO Coffee Chat, hosted by
Community Bank in Southpointe.
CEO Santa received help from two lovely Community Bank reindeer assistants!

Photos from our WINTER WHITE VODKA TASTING PARTY - February 20, 2013

New members from Bowles Rice,
Attorneys at Law

Dave Sinneway and Brian Rigot
from AVT, Inc.

Jim Marker, Sisterson; Mark Ingold, Stifel Nicolaus; Cheryl Talerico, Sisterson

The Southpointe CEO Association held its annual holiday wine tasting on November 29 at Jacksons Restaurant-Rotisserir-Bar in Southpointe.More than 70 members and guests enjoyed sampling offerings from Southern Wine & Spirits and Sokolin,
America's Premier Fine Wine Merchant.

On Friday, January 20, The Southpointe CEO Association held a legistlative update luncheon to learn what’s happening in
Washington and in Harrisburg.

Senator Tim Solobay, Representative Jesse White, and Nate Nevala, Aide to Congressman Tim Murphy, spoke at the event.

The Southpointe CEO Association's
2012 World Class Chief Executive Series honored Jack B. Piatt, CEO of Millcraft Industries, in Southpointe on Wednesday, June 13th.

Jack B. Piatt, right, recieves the award from Dr. Stephanie Urchick, far left, Executive Directo of the Southpointe CEO Association, and Pat McCune, center, Board Chairman of the
Southpointe CEO Association


US Congressman Tim Murphy spoke with members of the Southpointe CEO Association
during a Breakfast Forum on April 12.

Members a guest enjoyed a wine tasting and chocolate sampling
at Jacksons Restaurant Bar in Southpointe on Wednesday, November 30.
The event was sponsored by Millcraft Industries.

Social Hour at the Fountainhead, Hosted by Burns & Scalo Real Estate Services

Our Winter White Vodka Tasting was a success
Southpointe CEO Members and Guests enjoyed
Our Winter White Vodka Tasting

on Thursday, February 23, 2012
A Special Thanks to Our Winter White Vodka Tasting Sponsors:

The Debt Crisis and Its Consequences
Norman Robertson, Economic Advisor to Smithfield Trust Company and Adjunct Professor of Economics at Carnegie Mellon University spokewith Southpointe CEO members and guests on Wednesday, October 19, 2011.

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Phil Binotto,
Board Chairman of the
Southpointe CEO Association

Dr. Stephanie Urchick,
Executive Director of the
Southpointe CEO Association

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