Pitt Trustee Lovett Named Director Emeritus of Alumni Association

Issue Date: 
July 20, 2009
Robert G. LovettRobert G. Lovett

Robert G. Lovett (A&S ’66) has been named director emeritus of the University of Pittsburgh Alumni Association for his distinguished service to the association and to the University. Lovett is a past president of the Alumni Association and has served on the association’s board.

Lovett is a trustee on the University’s Board of Trustees and serves on its Executive Committee. He also serves on the UPMC Board of Directors and its Executive Committee and is a member of the Board of Directors of the UPMC Health Plan, Inc.

During his leadership of the Alumni Association from 1992 to 1993, Lovett instituted the charter class of the Blue and Gold Society and was instrumental in securing funds to initiate the endowment of the association’s alumni scholarship program.

Also under Lovett’s administration, the association’s membership dues program was begun and the Alumni Association’s board was increased to 60 persons to ensure  representation of all alumni-related constituent groups. In addition, Lovett started an alumni advocacy task force to champion University interests with local and state governments and developed a communications plan that included publication of Alumni Connections, the first-ever newsletter to all Pitt alumni. Lovett also helped to create PittAlumNet, a career networking program.

Lovett attended the University on a basketball scholarship and was cocaptain of the team his senior year. Pitt’s Varsity Letter Club named him a Letterman of Distinction in 1992. Lovett earned his JD degree at the Duquesne University School of Law in 1969 and began his career in the trust department of PNC Bank.

In 1973 he joined and later became a partner of Reed Smith LLP and served as its firmwide Trusts and Estate Group. He also served on the firms Executive, Legal Personnel, and New Associate Committees.

In 2003 Lovett was a founding partner of the law firm Lovett, Bookman, Harmon, Marks LLP.

Among his many honors are being named in The Best Lawyers in America; in Pennsylvania Super Lawyers; the Best Lawyers, Trusts and Estates, in Pittsburgh magazine in 2007; and an honorary member of the Golden Key National Honor Society in 1992.

Lovett is a fellow of the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel, a member of the Pennsylvania Bar Foundation and the Allegheny County and Pennsylvania Bar Associations. He was also a past chair of Real Property, Probate, and Trust Law Section of the Pennsylvania Bar Association and a past member of the Estate Planning Council of Pittsburgh.