S E N I O R V I C E P R E S I D E N T A N D G E N E R A L C O U N S E L
S E N I O R V I C E P R E S I D E N T , F I N A N C E
ACKLIN + HART
Kevin Acklin is in his second season
as senior vice president and general
counsel with the Penguins. He provides
strategic advice to the senior executive
team and serves as point person on the
development on the former Civic Arena site.
Kevin most recently served as vice
president and chief legal officer of Peoples
Natural Gas Company. He previously
served as chief of staff to Mayor William
Peduto, overseeing all day-to-day
operations of the City of Pittsburgh.
A native of the South Oakland neighborhood
of Pittsburgh, Kevin graduated from
Central Catholic High School, earned his
undergraduate degree in Government
from Harvard University and his law
degree from Georgetown University.
Beginning his law career in Boston, Kevin
returned to Pittsburgh and was most
recently a partner in the law firm Saul
Ewing LLP. He specialized in mergers and
acquisitions, private equity and venture
capital transactions. Kevin also handled
various matters for pro bono clients,
with a focus on representing community
groups and victims of domestic violence.
After leading his hockey team at
Central Catholic in penalty minutes,
Kevin has reformed and now helps
coach teams for his two sons and
daughter, all three ice hockey players.
Kevin Hart is in his 29th season with
the Penguins. He joined the franchise in
1992 after working five years with Deloitte
for retail, manufacturing, health care,
development and non-profit clients.
He is responsible for company financial
reporting, annual budget, forecasts, and
tax reporting. Additionally, Kevin serves
as the team’s liaison with the NHL on
matters including Hockey Related Revenue,
Revenue Sharing, Player Salaries and CBA.
Risk management programs and credit
facility affairs are also under his direction.
A lifelong resident of Pittsburgh, Kevin
has a Bachelor of Arts in Accounting
and Business Administration from Thiel
College. While attending Thiel, Kevin was
involved in student government, residence
life and NCAA Football. As a walk on to
the Thiel football team, he was a threeyear
starter earning four varsity letters.
Kevin is the treasurer and a board member
of the Pittsburgh Penguins Foundation
and Pittsburgh Penguins Elite Amateur
Hockey. A USA Hockey Level 4 certified
coach, he has coaching experience at
amateur and high school levels.
Kevin resides in Robinson Township
with his wife Linda and three children:
Nicholas, Julianne and Megan.