Jerry MacCleary

2020 Art Rooney Award Winner

Jerry MacCleary is the former chairman and CEO of Covestro LLC. Jerry joined Covestro (then part of Bayer) in 1979 as an accountant. He then moved into a technical sales role in the plastics division. From there, he continued to assume positions of increasing responsibility within sales, marketing, general management and strategic leadership. He also completed two international assignments in Germany.

Jerry is chairman of the American Chemistry Council’s Board of Directors and chairs its Sustainability Committee. He also serves on the Executive Committee for the Society of Chemical Industry, and on the Board of Directors for the National Association of Manufacturers. In the Pittsburgh region, Jerry serves on the Board of Directors for the AlleghenyConference on Community Development, the United Way of Southwestern Pennsylvania and the Imani Christian Academy. He is also a member of the Board of Trustees for the Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh Foundation and co-chair of the Executive Committee for The Advanced Leadership Initiative.

A passionate champion for sustainability, Jerry plays a leadership role in a number of local and national initiatives. He co-chairs CEOs for Sustainability, a Sustainable Pittsburgh initiative that encourages Pittsburgh businesses large and small to integrate sustainability into their business strategies. Jerry also leads a new sustainability committee as part of the Allegheny Conference on Community Development. Jerry holds a bachelor's degree in accounting from West Virginia University. He is married, has three children, and resides in Venetia, Pennsylvania, a suburb of Pittsburgh.