The Eberly College of Business and Information Technology recently selected Chuck Leyh, chairman and president of Enterprise Bank, Allison Park, as the 2009 Outstanding Business Professional and David G. Bluemling, CEO of Malin Bergquist, as the 2009 Outstanding Entrepreneur.
They were recognized on July 13 at Longue Vue Club in Verona as part of the nineteenth annual IUP Business Golf Classic, which benefits a scholarship endowment fund for IUP students.
Selection for both Eberly awards is made each year by the Eberly College Alumni Awards Committee.
The Eberly Outstanding Business Professional award is presented to an IUP graduate who demonstrates success in leading an organization to new levels of achievement and who serves as an executive in a publicly held corporation, privately owned business, or chartered nonprofit entity.
Leyh, a 1980 IUP graduate, is one of the founders of Enterprise Bank, a commercial niche bank that assists small to mid-sized businesses and specializes in helping startups and distressed companies. In addition to serving as chairman of the board and president, Leyh serves on the bank’s Senior Loan and Finance committees.
Leyh is a certified public accountant and partner in the public accounting firm of Kinol, Sharie, Leyh & Associates. At the firm, Leyh’s focus is on small to mid-sized businesses, with an emphasis on tax accounting, business analysis, and valuations. He has more than thirty years of experience in public accounting.
Leyh also is active in professional organizations. He is the treasurer of the Pennsylvania Association of Community Bankers and holds memberships in the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, the Tax Division of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, and the Pennsylvania Institute of Certified Public Accountants. He previously served as a board member of the Atlantic Central Bankers Bank and as chairman of the Audit Committee.
He is a board member and serves as chairman of the Finance Committee and treasurer of the YMCA of Greater Pittsburgh.
In addition to his IUP degree, Leyh earned a Master of Science in taxation from Robert Morris University in 1988.
The Eberly Outstanding Entrepreneur award is presented to an IUP graduate who demonstrates success in creating and leading an entrepreneurial venture to a high level of achievement.
Bluemling, of Marshall Township, is a 1985 graduate of IUP. Malin Bergquist—a Pittsburgh Business Times top-twenty certified public accounting firm—has 125 employees in offices in Pittsburgh, Erie, and Greensburg.
In 2004, Bluemling was honored as a Pittsburgh Business Times “Fast Tracker,” one of fifty Pittsburgh-area professionals under the age of forty-five who have made significant contributions in business and the community. He was the only CPA firm managing partner selected for the honor that year. He has also been featured in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette and is an annual presenter at the Pittsburgh Business Times’ “100 Fastest Growing Companies” event.
Since 2001, he has presided over three Malin Bergquist mergers, quadrupling the firm’s size. He also helped to develop the firm’s first strategic plan to leverage its differentiating strengths.
Bluemling is a board director of CPAmerica International, the world’s sixth largest association of independent CPA firms. He was responsible for bringing the organization’s annual accounting and auditing conference to Pittsburgh in 2008 in celebration of the city’s 250th birthday.
He is immediate past chair of the Baierl Family YMCA and is a board member of YMCA Camp Kon-O-Kwee/Spencer, which raises more than $100,000 for programs for the disabled. He also is a member of the Estate Planning Council of Pittsburgh.
He and his wife, Sheila, are the parents of three sons.