Eli joined Hanna Langholz Wilson Ellis in February 2021 as a Senior Advisor. He has over 35 years of broad business experience
in operations, planning and construction, civic engagement, contract negotiations, real estate, and development.
A native of the Pittsburgh area, Eli began his career as an accountant with Deloitte and most recently worked at the University
of Pittsburgh for over 30 years. He served the University in several capacities including Vice Chancellor for Business and Real
Estate. Mr. Shorak was responsible for the strategic planning and operational oversight of business and auxiliary operations
and led for years the community and city engagement process required to obtain all necessary approvals for the Institutional
Master Plans required by Pittsburgh Zoning Code.
Eli was responsible for on campus real estate initiatives as well as strategic off-campus land acquisitions during his last 20
years. He participated as a key member of the professional team that developed the Campus Master Plan in 2019. In addition,
he participated in the creation of the Innovation District in Pittsburgh’s Oakland neighborhood, developed and implemented the
acquisition strategy that led to a 14 acre urban campus expansion, and led the negotiations for the $250 million redevelopment
of 5051 Centre Avenue in Shadyside. This development included the re-purposing of a historic 246,000 SF building that will
consist of office and laboratory space when complete and is a collaboration between the University, Wexford Science +
Technology, and UPMC.
Mr. Shorak earned his MBA from the University of Pittsburgh and his BS in accounting from Indiana University of Pennsylvania.
He is licensed as a certified public accountant (inactive)
Member of the Board of Directors of the Pittsburgh Technical College and a member of the Community College of Beaver
County Foundation Board.