McGuireWoods Pittsburgh partner
Penny Zacharias has been named one of the Pittsburgh Business Times’ 2020 Women of
Influence for her career achievements and contributions to the community.
An accomplished lawyer in one of the world’s pre-eminent banking and
finance law firms, Zacharias has more than 15 years of experience
representing financial institutions in lending transactions. Over the past
two years, she has helped clients close nearly 50 deals totaling
approximately $3.3 billion.
“I am honored to represent McGuireWoods in this group of distinguished
women business leaders who are changing their industries and making our
community stronger,” Zacharias said.
Zacharias co-chairs McGuireWoods’
Women in Private Equity & Finance initiative, which promotes the advancement of women through
industry-focused events that provide educational and networking
opportunities. Under her leadership, the network has expanded dramatically
to include more than 800 women. Zacharias also chairs the McGuireWoods
Pittsburgh Women’s Leadership Forum.
She serves on the board of directors for the Children’s Museum of
Pittsburgh. In working with the museum for more than a decade, she was
instrumental in the $19 million capital drive that facilitated construction
of its MuseumLab, which opened in 2019.
Zacharias also sits on the executive committee of United Way of
Southwestern Pennsylvania’s Women’s Leadership Council and on the planning
committee for Girl Scouts of Western Pennsylvania’s Women of Distinction
“This honor is a testament to Penny’s standing as a leader at McGuireWoods
and in the community,” said
David Hornyak, managing partner of the firm’s Pittsburgh office. “We are so happy she
has been recognized for her exceptional work for clients and for the
powerful example she sets for future women leaders.”
Women of Influence honorees will be featured in a
Pittsburgh Business Times
special section and feted at a March 12 event at the Westin Convention