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C-Speak: The Language of Executives

PNC and WITF have launched a podcast series, PNC C-Speak: The Language of Executives, featuring frank and lively conversations on leadership and life. Each episode features local and regional C-level executives talking about relevant and timely business topics. This knowledge-sharing platform provides insights on forward-thinking business approaches that disrupt the status quo and encourage business leaders to think differently.

Season 2 of PNC C-Speak Available Now!

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Dr. Neeli Bendapudi
Dr. Neeli Bendapudi
Penn State University

Unlocking Potential Greatness at Penn State University with Dr. Neeli Bendapudi

Season 2 | Episode 6
Dr. Neeli Bendapudi is the 19th President of The Pennsylvania State University. As the new president of one of the nation’s original land-grant universities, Bendapudi wants to unlock Penn State’s potential for greatness as a catalyst for collaboration and innovation while strengthening its diversity, equity and inclusion through a data driven approach. As a self-described non-normative leader, Dr. Bendapudi harnesses her rich background in marketing, banking and academia as she charts the university’s next chapter.

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Bob Scaer
Gannett Fleming

Leading through Crisis with Bob Scaer

Season 2 | Episode 5
As CEO, how prepared are you for a major corporate crisis? What about two crises at the same time? That’s the challenge Bob Scaer and his team at Gannett Fleming faced at the height of the pandemic. Hear his perspective on leading through a crisis on this episode of PNC C-Speak podcast.

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Shaun Clair
Clair Global

Embracing Radical Candor with Shaun Clair

Season 2 | Episode 4
Lady Gaga, Bruce Springsteen, Taylor Swift and Jay Z – what do these megastars have in common? They rely on CLAIR GLOBAL to provide premium sound at their LIVE events. Shaun Clair, vice president of sales, takes us behind-the-scenes of the Lititz company at the center of some of the boldest global musical performances. Clair says avoid “ruinous empathy” and embrace “radical candor” to get the best performance from your team. His insights on this episode of PNC C-Speak: The Language of Executives.

Dr. Roxanna Gapstur
Dr. Roxanna Gapstur
WellSpan Health

Improving Public Healthcare with Dr. Roxanna Gapstur

Season 2 | Episode 3
Post-pandemic, Central PA’s medical sector comes roaring back with fierce competition, bold partnerships and data-sharing to improve public health. WellSpan Health CEO Dr. Roxanna Gapstur says it’s the new “ecosystem of health care” and it’s here to stay. Join this episode of PNC C-Speak: The Language of Executive to listen. 

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Pedro Rivera
Thaddeus Stevens College of Technology

New Workers, New Paths to Work with Pedro Rivera

Season 2 | Episode 2
How do you find workers to fill jobs in Central PA, even for careers that haven’t been invented yet? A smart place to start is Thaddeus Stevens College of Technology in Lancaster. Stevens President Pedro Rivera says embrace the “YES” when faced with a challenge. His insights on technology and education this week on the podcast, PNC C-Speak: The Language of Executives.

Bob Ortenzio
Select Medical

Be A Good Listener with Bob Ortenzio

Season 2 | Episode 1
From one hospital in Central PA to a $6 billion nationally ranked health care network. Select Medical’s Executive Chairman Bob Ortenzio says if you’re not listening, you’re not leading. He shares his keys to business success on this episode of the PNC C-Speak podcast. 

PNC C-Speak is hosted by:

Nell McCormack Abom

Nell McCormack Abom has built a career telling stories and starting conversations with some of Pennsylvania’s most compelling people. For 12 years, Nell hosted WITF-TV’s Smart Talk, Central Pennsylvania’s prime-time, award-winning public affairs program. The Mid-Atlantic Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences honored Nell with an Emmy as Outstanding Program Host/Moderator. She now owns an eponymous, award-winning media and public relations firm in the Harrisburg area.

Jim Hoehn

Jim Hoehn is the Regional President of Central Pennsylvania for PNC Bank. Jim regularly works with nonprofit, corporate and civic leaders to help support the vitality and prosperity of our region. He considers himself a lifelong learner, strives to stay curious because “when you stay curious, you’re able to connect with individuals on a personal level, that is when growth, learning and true success happen.”

C-Speak is supported by PNC

PNC is one of the largest diversified financial services institutions in the United States, organized around its customers and communities for strong relationships and local delivery of retail and business banking including a full range of lending products; specialized services for corporations and government entities, including corporate banking, real estate finance and asset-based lending; wealth management and asset management. For information about PNC, visit

Jim Hoehn is the Regional President of Central Pennsylvania for PNC Bank and serves on the WITF Board of Directors. The PNC -C-Speak podcast was produced for PNC Bank by WITF, Inc. The opinions expressed by the guests and the hosts are their own. They have contributed to this podcast in their personal capacity. The views expressed do not necessarily represent the views of WITF, its management, or staff. Pedro Rivera, the president of Thaddeus Stevens College of Technology, also serves on the WITF Board of Directors.