Who We Are

Mission Statement

The mission of SCI is to protect the freedom to hunt and to promote wildlife conservation worldwide.

Board of Directors Safari Club

Pittsburgh Chapter

  • President - Chris Klanica
  • Vice President - Barb Baker
  • Vice President - Ashley Frederick
  • Secretary - Heather LaCotti
  • Treasurer - G. Joseph Frederick
  • Director - Ray Cappelli
  • Director - Ken Heese
  • Director - Dan Dunlap
  • Director - Tom Baldrige
  • Director - Brandon Dunlap
  • Director - Brad Mellor
  • Director - Robert Regola
  • Director - Chris Gemondo
  • Director -  Tucker Wilkins
  • Alternate - Lisa Frederick

Christian G. Klanica, President - Pittsburgh Chapter

Chris Klanica, SCI Pittsburgh Chapter President, enjoys all types of big game, small game, and waterfowl hunting; especially when it involves hunting with his black Labrador Retriever, Toby.  He earned a Masters in Business from Duquesne University.  Chris is President of Leese & Company, Inc., a machine shop in Greensburg, Pennsylvania and has over 30 years experience in manufacturing.

Past Presidents

David C. Baker* 
Joe Bojalad* 
Raymond Cappelli* 
Gene P. Ciafre
Dr. James Conklin* 
James Eckles 
Donald L. Fetterolf 
G. Joseph Frederick 
Vernon G. Frey 
Patrick Hennon II 
Carl J. Hilbert 
Barbara McClure 
William C. McClure* 
Richard Meyer* 
Philip M. Ripepi 
Dr. Philip Ripepi* 
Bianca Rudolph* 
Dr. Lawrence Rudolph 
Arthur Santomo 
Peter C. Theron 
Howard Wells
Judith Whittenberger 
Andy Zeltwanger