School board names new chief operations officer
March 11, 2008
At the Legislative Meeting on February 27, the Board of Education for the Pittsburgh Public Schools approved the appointment of Paul F. Gill to the position of chief operations officer.
A former colonel in the United States Air Force and regional vice president for a publicly traded management company, Mr. Gill has a proven record when it comes to quickly assessing and turning around organizations to be more effective, customer-friendly and profitable. As chief operations officer, Mr. Gill will report directly to Superintendent Mark Roosevelt. Currently, the district's chief operations officer oversees the following areas: facilities, plant operations, pupil transportation, food service, and school police.
“Paul has the skills and knowledge to be a tremendous asset to the district as we deal with both great financial challenges as well as great opportunities to improve the district's performance,” said Superintendent Roosevelt.
Mr. Gill will begin his new position with the District on April 7. He is very familiar with Pittsburgh and will be relocating within the City of Pittsburgh from California. Mr. Gill grew up in McKees Rocks and received his Bachelor of Arts from Duquesne University.