Manager of Volunteer Services 412.391.2060 x229 lcastner[at]PittsburghArtsCouncil[dot]org
Larry Castner (he/him) serves as the Manager of Volunteer Services for the Greater Pittsburgh Arts Council. In this role, Larry manages both the Business Volunteers for the Arts and the Volunteer Lawyer for the Arts programs, helping artists and arts groups access assistance from skill-based volunteers to solve their business and legal issues.
Larry became involved in the nonprofit sector following his retirement from Alcoa after almost 30 years. He began his career at Alcoa in the Legal Department where he provided legal advice to several business units and served as lead attorney on acquisition, divestiture, and joint venture projects. He was posted overseas to Alcoa of Australia as its General Counsel. Larry ultimately moved into the Business Development Group at Alcoa for his final five years, including time spent as the head of Alcoa’s Business Development Group in Beijing.
In addition to his work with the Arts Council, Larry is an active volunteer, including volunteering with the Executive Service Corps, the Bayer Center for Nonprofit, Venture Outdoors, and the Montour Trail. Larry recently finished 9 years of service on the Board of Directors of the Sewickley Public Library.
Larry has a B.A. from Dickinson College and a J.D. from the Dickinson School of Law.