Greg Butler is the new Executive Director of Local Government Academy

Hired as Executive Director of Local Government Academy in May 2017, Greg brings 16 years of campus-level and online educational administration experience. Greg has held multiple student support and administrative positions at the Art Institute of Pittsburgh and the Art Institutes International, including Industrial Design Coordinator, Academic Chair of Industrial Design and Entertainment Design, Associate Dean of Academic Affairs, and Dean of Academic Projects and Development.

During the past 12 years, Greg has taught 16 different Industrial Design courses, designed and delivered 3D digital modeling corporate training, and designed and facilitated online faculty development courses to a national faculty audience.

Greg holds a M.Ed. in Instructional Leadership from Argosy University, a dual BA in Economics and Business Administration from the University of Pittsburgh, and an AS in Industrial Design from The Art Institute of Pittsburgh.

Greg is a Pittsburgh native from Robinson Township. He, his wife and two children, have resided in Ingram Borough for the past 16 years where Greg has been a member of Ingram Council for 13 years. Greg served as Vice-President of Ingram Council for two terms while chairing the Highway, Health, and Sanitation Committee for 10 years. He is also serving his second term on the Ingram Planning Commission.

Greg enjoys spending time with his family and riding bikes on the incredible trail system in and around Pittsburgh. Other passions include home improvement, jazz music, and cooking.

LGA’s Executive Director position opened up for the first time in over a decade when former Executive Director, Susan Hockenberry, accepted the position of Executive Director at Quaker Valley Council of Governments. For more than 30 years, the Local Government Academy has held steadfast in its mission, encouraging leaders to come together and develop strong and responsive local government systems. Communities have united under a common cause, with public officials, employees and citizens alike coming together to improve local government and their neighborhoods.


Meet with Greg

Local Government Academy will hold its annual Recognition Luncheon on August 10 at the Engineer’s Society of Western Pennsylvania. Greg will be present to meet the friends and associates of LGA, and will speak about the future of the new LGA. Join us by registering for the Recognition Luncheon. Space is limited.

Register for the Recognition Luncheon by clicking here.


We’d like to hear from you

The struggles of local government are ongoing, but LGA strives to support and promote a strong and responsive local government system, develop effective local leaders, educate public officials, public employees and citizens, and build collaborations and partnerships. As Greg constructs the new battle plan for LGA, we’d like to hear from you about your ideal programs. From budget & financing to the public sector, we’re looking to conduct programs that ease the struggle of local government.

To suggest a course or instructional program, or a series, use our comment form. If you’re interested in teaching or instructing, let us know in the web form and include your related credentials and experience.

Access the comment form by clicking here.