Mary M. Hartner- Distinguished Alumni Award

Mary M. Hartner (MBA ‘75)
President, Mancini’s Bakery

Mary Mancini Hartner is the President of Mancini’s Bakery, a family-owned and operated bakery in McKees Rocks, PA. As a true Pittsburgh staple, Mancini’s has been baking its finer Italian bread since 1926. Hartner began working at the bakery in 1977 and became president after her father retired. She now owns the bakery and manages it with her son, Nick, and their talented team.

The bakery still churns out the classic favorites the old-fashioned way. Dough rises in large bins before it’s pulled by hand onto a table, sliced into sections, and allowed to rise again for hours. With her son Nick, Mancini’s Bakery opened another location in the Strip District. Mancini’s Bakery bakes over 10,000 loaves of bread per day with a team of 48 Pittsburghers.

Through Mancini’s Bakery, Hartner has helped provide support for countless organizations such as food pantries, Meals on Wheels, church programs, youth sporting groups, and local schools in the Pittsburgh area. Hartner has served as a board member of the Sto-Rox Family Health Center and the Greater McKees Rocks Area Rotary. She is also a strong supporter of Focus on Renewal (FOR), an organization committed to the development of the McKees Rocks and Stowe Township communities.

Hartner earned her bachelor’s degree from Drexel University and a master’s degree from Duquesne University. She also earned her master’s in business administration from the University of Pittsburgh.

Hartner and her husband, William, reside in the Pittsburgh area. She is extremely proud of the family legacy Mancini’s Bakery has established, but her true passion is keeping up with her six grandchildren.