Dawne S. Hickton is the director of the Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland. She is former vice chair, president, and chief executive officer of RTI International Metals, Inc. (NYSE: RTI), a global supplier of advanced titanium mill products, fabricated components, and engineered systems for the aerospace, defense, energy, and medical markets. Ms. Hickton was named vice chairman and CEO on April 27, 2007, president on October 20, 2009, and has served as a member of RTI's board since 2007.
Ms. Hickton has over 25 years of diversified metals experience, including more than 14 years in the titanium industry spanning several business cycles.
Prior to joining RTI, Ms. Hickton was employed at USX Corporation, where she worked not only with the parent organization but also with its subsidiaries: US Steel, American Bridge Company, and US Steel Mining Company. From 1994 through 1997, she was assistant professor of Clinical Law at the University of Pittsburgh.
Ms. Hickton was recently appointed as a director of the Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland, Pittsburgh Branch. She is also a director of FNB Corporation (NYSE: FNB), where she serves on the Executive, Compensation, and Corporate Governance and Nominating Committees. Ms. Hickton is an officer and member of the Board of Directors of the International Titanium Association. She serves as a member of the Executive Committee for the Aerospace Industries Association. Ms. Hickton also serves on the advisory council of the University of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute (UPCI) and is a member of the University of Pittsburgh's Board of Trustees serving on the Student Affairs and Audit Committees, as well as chairing the School of Law's Board of Visitors.
She is a 1979 graduate of the University of Rochester and received her J.D. from the University of Pittsburgh's School of Law in 1983.
Ms. Hickton resides in Pittsburgh with her husband, the Honorable David J. Hickton, and their children.