Chuck LeyhChairman, President, and Chief Executive Officer

Enterprise Bank

Chuck Leyh is an entrepreneur and businessman who is heavily committed to the growth and development of small businesses in the Western Pennsylvania region. Mr. Leyh graduated with his Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting from Indiana University of Pennsylvania in 1980. He earned his Master of Science in Taxation from Robert Morris University in 1988.

Mr. Leyh is currently the CEO, president, and chairman of the board of this special niche bank which is dedicated to helping small businesses. The bank specializes in helping start-up business and distressed companies to obtain financing.

As local business entrepreneurs, Mr. Leyh and the other founders of Enterprise Bank recognized an absence of resources for small business owners in the Western Pennsylvania region. They noticed that community banks were too small to handle the lending demands of a new business, and mega banks viewed small businesses as too risky for lending. To address this issue, Mr. Leyh and Enterprise's cofounders created a specialized business model for Enterprise Bank. For instance, one of the unique features of the bank is that it only has one "brick and mortar" location, its headquarters at Allison Park, which helps keep overhead costs at a minimum.

In addition to his duties as CEO of Enterprise Bank, Mr. Leyh is a certified public accountant and partner in the public accounting firm of Kinol, Sharie, Leyh & Associates. At the firm, Mr. Leyh focuses on small to mid-sized businesses with an emphasis on tax accounting, business analysis, and valuations. He has over 30 years of experience in public accounting.

Mr. Leyh served as a board member, chairman of the finance committee, and treasurer of the YMCA of Greater Pittsburgh. He was a board member of the Atlantic Central Bankers Bank and the chairman of the audit committee. He was the chairperson of the Pennsylvania Association of Community Bankers. Mr. Leyh is a member of the Pennsylvania Institute of Certified Public Accountants, a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, as well as a member of their tax division.

Inducted Spring 2014