Tony Pittman

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As a business professional, Tony has spent his 20-year career focused on technology consulting and supply chain management.  Tony currently holds the title of Director, Strategic Sourcing, in Hewlett Packard Enterprise's Global Procurement organization.  He is  located in Plano, Texas, and in his current role, Tony has responsibility for contingent labor and consulting strategic sourcing.  Before Joining HP in 2006, Tony worked as a supply chain leader and consultant for several firms, including IBM, KPMG, and PriceWaterhouseCoopers.

In 2007, Tony and his father Charlie Pittman published their first book: “Playing for Paterno”.  The book chronicles their 2-generation experience under the leadership of legendary coach Joe Paterno.  As starters under Paterno, Tony and Charlie went a combined 45-0-1, posting the best known father/son record in the history of major college football.  Combined, the two played on 3 of Paterno’s 5 undefeated teams. Additionally, both Tony and Charlie were named First Team Academic All-Americans in their senior years, standing asthe only father and son in Penn State’s proud history of academic excellence to earn the distinction.

It was after turning down Harvard, Yale, and Princeton, that Tony decided to attend Penn State, following in his father’s footsteps.  Then, in 1993 Tony led the Nittany Lions in interceptions, with 5, and as a starting defensive back for the 1994 undefeated Rose Bowl champions, Tony was a 2nd Team All-Big Ten selection.  In 1995 Tony graduated with honors from Penn State University with a B.S. in Industrial Engineering . Tony also received the Oswald award as Penn State's most outstanding scholar athlete and was recognized by the National Football Foundation and College Football Hall of Fame as one of College Football’s most outstanding scholar athletes.  Courtesy of a fellowship awarded by the National Football Foundation, Tony earned an MBA in 2002, also from Penn State University.

Tony is listed as a member of the Penn State All-Decade (1990's) team on Nittany Anthology.