Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Corbett last week appointed Ann Dugan to serve on the board of the Intergovernmental Cooperation Authority, which oversees Pittsburgh's budget and fiscal issues.

Dugan founded the Institute for Entrepreneurial Excellence, which is part of the Joseph M. Katz Graduate School of Business at the University of Pittsburgh. She also serves as the institute's assistant dean.

The institute helps foster development of family businesses and entrepreneurial companies through educational programs and has helped create more than 1,000 businesses and has raised $250 million in capital.

Dugan has served for 10 years as a board member of the Washington County Redevelopment Authority, which generates more than $28 million per year for county infrastructure needs.

"As a leader in community and economic development, Ann Dugan will be a vital asset to the ICA's essential work," Corbett said in a statement.

Dugan obtained her bachelors and masters degrees from the University of Pittsburgh.

She lives in Canonsburg in Washington County.

Former Gov. Edward Rendell created the ICA in March 2004 to help assist Pittsburgh with budget shortfalls and financial challenges.

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