James K. Vesco

  • Associate Vice Chancellor, Tax Director

As tax director, Jim is responsible for all tax matters for the University of Pittsburgh and the Medical and Health Sciences Foundation (MHSF), a joint venture of the University and the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC). Under his direction, the Tax Department prepares and files more than 100 tax returns including Forms 990 and 990T as well as regularly advising and providing counsel to other University departments regarding tax matters and related initiatives. He also has served as an adjunct professor, teaching accounting and tax courses at the University.

Jim started his career as an auditor and tax accountant with Touché Ross & Co., (now Deloitte) and subsequently became vice president of finance for the Latrobe Brewing Company (brewers of Rolling Rock beer). He was also vice president and CFO of Sundor Group, Inc. (producers of Sunny D orange drink). 

Jim was graduated with a degree in Accounting from Duquesne University in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, is a CPA, and he served in the Pennsylvania Army National Guard. He has served on several nonprofit boards and he continues to be active in local and international charities including Clelian Heights School for Exceptional Children and Missionaries of the Poor.