Richard McMahon, Executive Director of Chartwells Dining Services at Pitt-Greensburg, has been named the recipient of this year’s President’s Medal for Distinguished Service. McMahon has been with Chartwells for 30 years and at Pitt-Greensburg for 22 years.
McMahon has worked as a Chef Manager in the business-industry segment of contract-food-service management in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania; Detroit, Michigan; and Cleveland, Ohio. He returned to Pittsburgh, in 1993, for his current position.
He works to meet the needs of students, faculty, and staff every day by assisting with events and catering to everyone’s needs. He is always willing to work to make the events successful.
“I challenge myself every day to establish a culinary culture in dining facilities where life revolves around the kitchen every day of the year,” he said. “That means creating healthy food choices for the entire campus through constant collaboration with students, staff, faculty, and visitors.”
Jessica Stewart is a writer for The Insider.