Co-chair–Human Resources and Diversity & Inclusion Committee
Frederick W. Thieman is the president of the Buhl Foundation, Pittsburgh’s oldest multi-purpose foundation. Previously, Thieman was the United States Attorney for the Western District of Pennsylvania. Appointed by then-President Clinton, he served in the post from 1993 to 1997, where he headed an office of 42 attorneys who both prosecuted criminal violations throughout Western Pennsylvania and handled civil litigation ranging from health care issues and tort liability to employment rights and environmental impact. While serving in the position, Thieman was instrumental in establishing a youth crime prevention effort in Allegheny County that garnered national attention.
Thieman is a member of the American College of Trial Lawyers, the Academy of Trial Lawyers, the Pennsylvania Bar, the United States District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania, the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit and the US Supreme Court. He has served on numerous nonprofit and foundation boards, including The Heinz Endowments and The Buhl Foundation and is the recipient of numerous civic leadership awards from organizations such as the University of Pittsburgh, the Urban League of Greater Pittsburgh and the Mentoring Partnership of Southwestern Pennsylvania.
Thieman is a magna cum laude graduate of the University of Pittsburgh School of Law, where he was a member of the Order of the Coif and served as the assistant editor of the Law Review and an honors graduate of Pennsylvania State University.