Mr. Shields is chair of the Edinboro University of Pennsylvania Council of Trustees. He is the principal in Harold C. Shields HR Consulting LLC. Previously, he was Human Resources Director of Global Business Services and HR Director of Pittsburgh Resource Units for Alcoa in Pittsburgh. He also worked for the Opportunities Industrialization Center in Erie, a self-help program founded in Philadelphia by the late Leon H Sullivan. He was the first African-American elected to the Erie City School Board and served a term as president. He is a member of the Edinboro University of Pennsylvania Foundation’s board of directors and a past member of the Edinboro University of Pennsylvania Alumni Board. He earned both a bachelor’s and masters degree from Edinboro.