Advisory Council members are alumni and friends of the school:

John Lucot

John Lucot, B'79

President & COO, Giant Eagle, Inc.

John Lucot is the President and Chief Operating Officer at Giant Eagle, Inc.

Mr. Lucot joined Giant Eagle in 1974 as a retail clerk and then accepted an executive position in Distribution in 1979. Mr. Lucot has had held several positions at Giant Eagle including Vice President of Retail Development; Senior Vice President of Retail Development; Executive Vice President; Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer; and currently, President and Chief Operating Officer.

Mr. Lucot is a member of the Topco Holdings, Inc. Board, the FMI Foundation Board of Trustees, as well as Board member of FMI, committee member of the Food Safety Task Force and co-chair of the Industry Relations Subcommittee. His previous community and professional associations include: Chair and Board member of the South Western Pennsylvania American Red Cross from 2000-2005 and Board President at The Club at Nevillewood from 2007-2011.

Mr. Lucot holds a B.S. Degree in Business Administration from Duquesne University and a Master’s of Business Administration from the University of Pittsburgh.

John resides in Pittsburgh with his wife Teres and two sons, Andrew and Stephen.