William J. O'Rourke

Retired, Vice President, Alcoa


Bill O’Rourke retired from Alcoa in September 2011.  He serves on the Board of the Alcoa Foundation and teaches “Values” at the Alcoa Executive Development Programs.  He joined Alcoa as a Patent Attorney in 1975 and held a number of leadership positions including Vice President, Environment, Health & Safety and Sustainability,  Vice President of Global Business Services, Chief Information Officer, Vice President of Procurement, Corporate Auditor, Assistant General Counsel and Corporate Patent Counsel.  From 2005 to 2008 Bill was the President of Alcoa-Russia. 
Bill is now the Director of Ethics at the Beard Institute in the Palumbo-Donahue School of Business at Duquesne University.  He is also a Fellow of the Wheatley Institution in the Marriott School of Business at Brigham Young University.  He is the Board Chair of Sustainable Pittsburgh, and serves on a number of other civic, charitable and religious organizations.