Christine Toretti, known as an accomplished businesswoman, philanthropist and civic leader, was
born in Pittsburgh in 1957. She attended the University of Virginia earning a Bachelor of
Science in Commerce. An advocate of life-long learning, she has been annually attending Harvard
Business School for the past thirty years. Returning to Indiana, PA in 1983 to take on the role
of Chief Financial Officer of her family’s firm, S. W. Jack Drilling Co. Upon the passing of her
father in 1990, she took on the roles of President and CEO. While in that role she received
numerous awards and accolades.
In 1984, Christine was named the first female director of S&T Bank. Today she is in her fourth
year serving as Chairman of the Board. Other board service has included a directorship of EQT
Corporation, the largest producer of natural gas in the United States.
During her time in Indiana, Christine has served her community in many ways. She was the
President of the Foundation for IUP and the Vice Chairman of the Pennsylvania State System of
Higher Education. IUP awarded Ms. Toretti a honorary Doctorate of Laws in May of 2002 when she
delivered the commencement address.
Promoting women in the workplace and the community, Christine created a international retreat
for female CEOs in 1994. Taking on the position of Republican National Committeewoman in 1997,
she then created the Anne Anstine Excellence in Public Service, a leadership program supporting
Republican women in Pennsylvania.
A prolific fundraiser, Ms. Toretti has been hailed as “the most powerful woman in PA politics”.
She has served as the RNC Finance co-chair in 2011-12 where she criss-crossed the nation
creating a $145 million turnaround.
Tapped to lead the Small Business Administration (SBA) Transition Team for then candidate Donald
Trump, he recognized a lifetime of hard work and dedication by nominating her to become the
United States of America Ambassador to Malta.
Today, she continues her commitment to advancing women. One such example is the production of
the film, “Equity” in an effort to change the dialogue regarding women on Wall Street that
premiered at the Sundance Film Festival in January 2016.
The culmination of all of her efforts were celebrated in December 2018 when she received the
Athena International Global Award.