Economic Club of Pittsburgh

Daniel B. Poneman
Former United States Deputy
Secretary of Energy

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Ken Cuccinelli
Quest Fore

Ken Cuccinelli is responsible for the strategic direction and growth of Quest Fore and the development of new product launch, planning and programming. As head of marketing for a Fortune 500 company (CNG, Pittsburgh), Ken developed and implemented international, national and regional branding and economic development initiatives. While at CNG, his responsibilities included all aspects of regulated/unregulated marketing, business development and sales, as well as development and implementation of the company’s national accounts program.

Prior to this, Ken worked for 17 years at the American Gas Association, where he responsible for building consensus in concept and implementation for trade programs across all member companies. He developed a national accounts program, manufacturer cooperative efforts and new technology commercialization program. He also initiated the association’s first formal natural gas vehicle marketing program and served as the US representative to the International Gas Union for eight years.

Ken currently serves as president of International Business Ventures LLC, a worldwide consulting and prospect development company that is active in Europe and Latin America. Prior to joining Quest Fore, Ken served as chief operating officer of CNG Energy Company, which designed, constructed and operated electric power generation plants and conducted bulk sales of propane and other petrochemicals.

Ken was named 1994 Gas Marketing Executive of the Year. He is a board member for La Roche College in Pittsburgh and the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra and is active in community outreach. He earned a bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering at Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C., and a MBA at Marymount College of Virginia. In 2005, Ken earned his ABC (Business Communications Accreditation) from the International Association of Business Communicators.