David Hillenbrand Ph.D.
Koppers Holdings Inc.
Before retiring as President and Chief Executive Officer of the Carnegie Institute (aka Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh) in 2014, Dr. Hillenbrand spent 28 years in international and executive positions with Bayer, a research-based international group with major businesses in life sciences, crop protection, polymers and chemicals. He has lived in six countries.
In 1994, Dr. Hillenbrand was appointed President and Chief Executive Officer of Bayer Inc., the Canadian subsidiary of the Bayer AG, with headquarters in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. In 2002, Hillenbrand returned to Germany to join the Board of Management of the newly created Bayer Polymers Inc. In this capacity, he was Chief Administrative Officer and Labor Director. Dr. Hillenbrand retired from Bayer in 2004.
In 2005, Dr. Hillenbrand was appointed the eighth President of Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh. Hillenbrand retired in 2011 but returned as President and CEO in 2013 when his successor unexpectedly departed, serving again until the middle of 2014.
Dr. Hillenbrand was born in Bremen, Germany, the son of The Honorable Martin J. Hillenbrand, former Assistant Secretary of State and U.S. Ambassador to Hungary and the Federal Republic of Germany, and Faith Hillenbrand. Raised in Germany, France, Great Britain and Washington, D.C., Dr. Hillenbrand received his Bachelor of Arts degree from Duke University and his Master of Arts and Ph.D. degrees in Germanics from the University of Washington. Widowed in 2013, Hillenbrand and his wife, Georgianna, have two sons, Stuart, a Lieutenant in the U.S. Secret Service, and Joseph, a former U.S. Marine and Emergency Medical Technician and avalanche specialist. Dr. Hillenbrand is a resident of Savannah, Georgia, and author of three books.
During his career with Bayer and Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh, Dr. Hillenbrand served on numerous corporate and non-profit Boards, including Miles, Inc.; Bayer Canada, Inc.; Bayer Polymers; Rhein Chemie Rheinau GmbH; Koppers Inc.; the Hillman Company; the Canadian Chemical Producers Association; the Pittsburgh Center for the Arts; the United Way of Elkhart, Indiana, and Toronto, Canada; the Hill House (Pittsburgh); and the Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh. He is currently a Trustee of the Telfair Museums in Savannah, Georgia.