Local Man Named Director

Brett Spitale has joined Autism Speaks as executive director of Greater Pennsylvania.

Spitale will be responsible for driving the chapter’s growth and development to further the mission of Autism Speaks by increasing revenue generation and providing visionary leadership to staff and volunteers.

Spitale brings to Autism Speaks 15 years’ experience in fundraising, communications and not-for-profit management. In his most recent role as vice president for The Alzheimer’s Association’s Virginia Chapter, Spitale was responsible for managing overall fund development, constituent relationships, corporate relations, communications, and events management. In addition, he assisted in the creation of the chapter’s strategic plan which included expansion and growth of various fundraising programs throughout the organization on a national level.

Spitale also provided overall leadership to ensure effective integration of the strategic plan; cultivated top donors and donor prospects; led the board through a management and governance evolution; and oversaw the implementation of Walk to End Alzheimer’s events. Spitale holds a bachelor of science degree from George Mason University and a Masters Certificate in Non-Profit Management.

Spitale is married to JoAnne D’Angelo Spitale. They have two daughters and live in Pittsburgh. Spitale is the son of Paul and Sandra Spitale of Jamestown.