ACHIEVA Resource Board of Trustees


Michael L. Dever. Esq.

Michael serves as the Chair on the ACHIEVA Board of Trustees and as Chair on the ACHIEVA Resource Board.  He is employed at Buchanan Ingersoll Rooney PC where he is a member of the firm’s Intellectual Property Executive Committee.  Michael has experience in a broad range of disciplines including chemical products and formulations; biomedical devices and procedures; metallurgical compositions; and mechanical & electromechanical devices.  He is actively involved in counseling start-up and growing companies to assist them in establishing procedures and guidelines to protect their intellectual property assets.  Michael is also actively involved in litigating intellectual property disputes.  Active in the community, Michael is a board member of the United Way of Allegheny County Young Leaders Group and is a member of the Finance Committee of ACHIEVA.

He graduated from West Virginia University with a BS and from Notre Dame, JD, in 1984. 

Chair Elect

  • Mary D. Richter, CPA

Vice Chair

  • Chaz R. Kellem

Past Chair

  • Robert McDowell