He has served on various boards in southwestern Pennsylvania including Conservation Consultants Inc., Allegheny County YMCA, Pittsburgh Downtown Partnership, the National Aviary, and Pittsburgh Region Clean Cities. He has also served on various advisory boards and committees with the Western Pennsylvania Conservancy and the Allegheny Conference on Community Development.
He is a 1974 graduate of Duquesne University with a Bachelor of Arts in Journalism and received a Master of Arts in Strategic Communications & Leadership in 2000 from Seton Hall University (South Orange, NJ). He has also been trained in the Harvard/MIT Program for Conflict Resolution.
He and his wife Mary currently reside in the North Hills area of Pittsburgh.
Barry Kukovich is the Director of Community Relations for the Peoples Gas Company in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He has been employed with Peoples since 2010. His major responsibilities include job creation and community development activities, community outreach, media relations, corporate branding and strategic vision, issues management, and crisis planning.
Prior to joining Peoples he was the Director of Marketing for the Katz Graduate School of Business at the University of Pittsburgh. He was employed with the Duquesne Light Company for 22 years in various capacities and managing diverse initiatives; media relations, community relations, corporate giving, universal services programming, crisis and emergency planning, and corporate communications.
Before his career at Duquesne Light, he was the Director of Public Relations for the American Red Cross Pittsburgh Chapter, and a member of the Red Cross National Emergency Team for natural disasters.