“I chose PWC as my career because I am passionate about our mission and how it is real, immediate and tangible. When you support PWC, you see the immediate effect on people’s lives. It’s solid. I’m always excited to find more ways to serve more people and bring value to the entire community.”
President & CEO
As president of Greater Cincinnati’s only nonprofit organization to provide critical home repair, energy conservation and modification services to low-income, elderly and disabled residents, Jock Pitts has spent more than two decades creating and managing energy conservation and home repair programs. In all cases, his goal remains the same: serving the needs of clients and the community while still providing a high return on investment for donors and supporters.
A graduate of The Pennsylvania State University (Masters, Environmental Pollution Control) and Miami University, Ohio (B.S., Aeronautics), Jock began his career as manager and director of the Richmond Comprehensive Community Management Program in Richmond, Indiana. While there, the program was awarded the National Award for Energy Innovation, the Indiana Award for Energy Innovation, and other reputable local and state awards. He also served as a consultant to the Ontario, Canada Ministry of Energy.
Jock moved to People Working Cooperatively in 1987, as special projects manager, executive vice president, and president in 2002.
Under his leadership, PWC has earned the Better Business Bureau’s Wise Giving Seal of Charitable Accountability, was named as the 2009 Nonprofit of the Year by The Cincinnati Area Chamber of Commerce, and is a four-time Torch Award Finalist for ethical business management. PWC has grown from an annual budget of $3.3 million in 1987 to $15 million in 2012; from 2,002 total services in 1987, to more than 12,500 in 2012.
In addition to his responsibilities as president of PWC, Jock also serves several other organizations. He was appointed to the Ohio Public Benefits Advisory Board, Ohio Department of Development Policy Advisory Committee. He is also a board member of the Homesteading & Urban Renewal Corporation, and the Greater Cincinnati Energy Alliance.