Heartland Team

Thomas Croft is the Managing Director of Heartland Capital Strategies (HCS) and Executive Director of the Steel Valley Authority (SVA).  His previous works include Up from Wall Street: The Responsible Alternative. (Cosimo Books, 2009). Forward by Richard Trumka; “Targeted Responsible Investments,” a chapter in The Next Generation of Responsible Investing, Edited by Tessa Hebb. (2011, Springer Publishing); “Helping Workers’ Capital Work Harder: A Report on Global Economically Targeted Investments (ETIs).” (2009). A Report Commissioned by the Global Unions Committee on Workers’ Capital (CWC), International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC); “Collaboration Between Labor, Academics and Community Activists to Advance Labor/Capital Strategies.”  A Chapter in Money on the Line: Workers’ Capital in Canada.  (2003, Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives). Isla Carmichael and Jack Quarter, Editors. Heartland previously commissioned Working Capital: The Power of Labor’s Capital (2001, Cornell University), edited by Tessa Hebb, et al. Forward by Leo Gerard.  And Croft has authored numerous articles.

Carrie Mihalko is part of the Heartland team providing marketing, public relations and general communications support. With over 20 years experience in higher education and non-profits, she contributes a unique viewpoint on outreach to audiences, board development, fundraising, and event planning.

Heartland Governing Board - Principal Members

Robert Apodaca

Chief Executive Officer

TZA Realty Advisors

Ron Auer


Ted Chandler

Chief Operating Officer


Leo Gerard

International President


Tessa Hebb

Canadian Director

Capital Strategies Program - CSTIER, Carleton university

Michael Ibarra

Senior Vice President, Investment Management

Amalgamated Bank

David Keto


Washington Circle Advisors

Michael Musuraca

Managing Director

Blue Wolf Capital Management

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Deborah Nisson

CRE, Consultant

Representing ULLICO

Dan Pedrotty

Director, Pensions/Capital Strategies


David Pollak

Director of Marketing and Investor Relations

Pegasus Capital Advisors

Michael Psaros

Managing Principal

KPS Special Situations

Brandon Rees

Interim Director, Office of Investment


Robert Samuel

Individual Sponsor

Affiliated with American Realty


Steve Sleigh


Sleigh Strategy, LLC

Sarah Stettinius

Senior Vice President

Bentall Kennedy LP/MEPT

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Heartland Governing Board - Adjunct Members

Tom Conway

International Vice President



M. Christina Gabriel


Steel Valley Authority


Jim Lingberg

Senior Vice President

Amalgamated Bank


Annie Malhotra

Strategic Research Director

Heartland Capital Strategies


Rob McGarrah


AFL-CIO, Office of Investment


Tom O'Malley

SVP and Director, NE Regional Office



Paul Quirk

Operating Advisor

Pegasus Capital Advisors


Marco Trbovich

Communications Consultant

TriCom Association


Rob Witherell




Tel: 412.342.0534 | heartland@steelvalley.org

1112 S. Braddock Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA  15218

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