David Koltas joined the School of Architecture as Business Manager in 2006 and has been serving as Assistant Head since 2011. He is responsible for all financial and personnel matters of the school, and serves as a liaison with the College of Fine Arts and CMU central administration. His responsibilities include budgeting and reporting, purchasing oversight, hiring, and submitting student accounts transactions for school charges, scholarships, and awards.
In 2010, Dave was selected to participate in the 2nd class of Carnegie Mellon’s Leadership Academy, a program that trains and prepares staff for higher-level leadership positions within the university through a rigorous program of classroom sessions, self-assessments, and an intensive team project to learn the skills needed to become successful leaders.
Dave is an alumnus of the Tepper School of Business with 10 years of prior business experience in printing, marketing, and advertising. He was a founding partner of the venture-funded startup Child Guard LLC and is named as co-inventor on two of their patents.