At a Glance
- Career History: President and owner, Dormont Manufacturing Company; Financial and Strategic planning analyst, Scott Paper Company
- Hometown: Pittsburgh, Pa.
- Alma Mater: Carnegie Mellon University, B.A., administration and management science; Carnegie Mellon University, M.B.A.
- Spouse: Tracy Segal
- DC Office: 1400 Independence Ave., SW, (202) 720-4623
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Path To Power
As a teenager, Segal worked in his father's factory - an experience that "was a great opportunity to learn the business from the bottom up." He attended Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, Pa., earning a B.A. in administration and management science, and a master's of business administration.
After graduating, Segal worked as a financial and strategic planning analyst at Scott Paper Company, where he "learned the importance of disciplined systems, structures and processes."
Segal is committed to the idea that "People don't care about how much you know until they know how much you care." He believes that customer service is essential to the success of an organization, and one way to support that is by utilizing technology to improve efficiency and quality of programs.
Segal places a lot of importance on communication as the most effective way to implement new ideas and management systems, and find solutions to current problems. He supports customer service workshops and aids that help employees more effectively interact with each other and perform their jobs.
Segal works closely with Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack.
Segal has contributed more than $177,000 to political candidates. The majority of those funds have gone to Democratic candidates, parties and committees.
In 2008, Segal contributed a substantial amount of money including: $5,000 apiece to the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee and the $5,000 to the Keystone America Political Action Committee.