About Pittsburgh

Our Staff

Professional, Personal, Genuine Assistance

About Pittsburgh, Inc. was founded in 1986 by Jeanne Antonuccio.  Her vision was to create a company to assist people as they acclimated to Pittsburgh.   She believed that an independant firm would best represent the companies and institutions that were attracting key talent to the Pittsburgh region as well as providing the best service for the people contemplating the move.  That philosophy still holds true today and is the foundation for About Pittsburgh.

Our researchers and orientation staff have a depth and breadth of expertise that truly resonates with our clients. We hold professional experiences in a diverse array of industries, including economic development, broadcasting, international business, advertising, event planning, travel planning, marketing, education, banking and finance, Pittsburgh tourism, and retailing. Most importantly, we are Pittsburghers. We are parents, consumers, commuters, homeowners, working spouses, PTA members, mentors, and community volunteers. Some of us were born and raised here, while others fell in love with the city after being relocated themselves. And we all love and believe in the possibility of Pittsburgh.

Each client and family has distinct relocation needs and interests, and the diverse experiences that each of our staff members bring to About Pittsburgh help us answer those individual requests.

Meet Our Staff

Dana Fortun

Dana is the President of About Pittsburgh. She is a native to Pittsburgh and has been with About Pittsburgh since 2004.  Her background in international business and Pittsburgh economic development are the backbone for About Pittsburgh. Her favorite thing about Pittsburgh is the people, and the way that Pittsburghers love their city and love to welcome newcomers. She currently resides in Indiana Township with her husband, two children and her Mini-Schnauzer.

Sarah Beretti

Sarah is Parisian and relocated to Pittsburgh with her husband and son via Switzerland. Sarah is a welcome addition to About Pittsburgh. Her first hand experience of what it takes to move internationally is an added value to About Pittsburgh's Global Destination Services. Sarah has friends not only in the city but all through the suburbs of Pittsburgh. We are amazed with her wealth of knowledge of Pittsburgh and it's amenities. Sarah and her family are urban dwellers and live in the East End of the city.

Johnette Belechak

Johnette was born and raised in Pittsburgh. Before joining About Pittsburgh in 2009, Johnette worked for USAirways and also has experience in retail merchandising. Her favorite things about Pittsburgh include the Strip and Cultural Districts and all three sports teams. She lives in the East End neighborhood of Edgewood with her husband and four children.

Amy Crist

Amy is a seventh generation Pittsburgher and self-professed "US Steel kid." Her communications career led to posts in broadcast, corporate marketing, and advertising agencies. She believes that Pittsburgh is truly the consummate American city and believes in its bright future. She resides in Hampton with her husband and two children, and relaxes in Cape May NJ or Naples, FL—but will always call the 'Burgh home.

Lisa Pistella

Born and rasied in the City of Pittsburgh, Lisa moved to the suburbs where she and her husband are raising their four children.  She understands the various differences of urban and suburban living and is able to share her perspecitve from both vantage points.  Lisa has extensive experience in human resources, database programming and has even ventured into a few entreprenurial opportunites through the years.  Her responsibilites for About Pittsburgh include assisting in the office and providing orientations for our clients' candidates and new hires.  

Marjory Reynolds

Marjory is originally from the Boston, MA area. She moved to Pittsburgh with her family twelve years ago, when she was introduced to About Pittsburgh, who helped her family to relocate to Fox Chapel. Marjory has a background in finance and marketing. She enjoys gardening, playing tennis, skiing, and enjoying Pittsburgh's neighborhoods with her three daughters.

Kim Siddons

Kim was born and rasied in Pittsburgh. After living in California, Colorado and Arizona she realized that Pittsburgh was her true home and moved back with her family.  About Pittsburgh was a natural fit because of her love for Pittsburgh and her background in training and recruiting.  She loves to cook, play paddle tennis, scrapbook and make memories with her family.  She lives in O'Hara Township with her husband and 3 kids.