H. Rochelle Stachel
Rochelle Stachel is the president and Founder of HRV. Rochelle, the driving force behind HRV’s inception and rise, was inspired after the tragedy of 9/11 to discontinue her “road warrior” lifestyle and to plant her feet firmly in her hometown to build something; to build a company set apart by their unparalleled, old-fashioned client service and values. The culmination of her career in Industrial Engineering, Software Development, and Project Management was precisely the foundation she needed to direct the growth and strategic direction of HRV. Under Rochelle’s leadership, HRV has grown from two employees in a basement office to being acknowledged as a leader in the industry, named as one of Pittsburgh’s Top 100 Fastest Growing Companies.
Rochelle has been recognized for her work as president of HRV. She is the recipient of the following awards: 2016 Pittsburgh Airport Area Chamber of Commerce “The Sally Award”; 2013 Smart Business Pacesetter; 2013 Pittsburgh Business Times Business Women First; 2012 Ernst and Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award; 2007 Pittsburgh Business Times Diamond Award; and the 2007 Pittsburgh Airport Area Chamber of Commerce Small Business Excellence Award. She is the Immediate Past President of the CMAA Three Rivers Section, a Board Member of the Pittsburgh Airport Area Chamber of Commerce as well as the Military Liaison, and, as the Vice Chair for the Southwestern Pennsylvania ESGR (Employer Support for the Guard and Reserves), she educates employers on the USERRA laws and regulations, promotes veterans employment, and provides mediation.
As an avid contributor to her community, Rochelle headed the “Room to Read” project to raise money to build a school in Nepal and furnish it with a library, which was successfully completed within one year, provided regional leadership in the “Shoes for Orphan’s Souls” project, which collected shoes, laces, socks and other accessories for orphans throughout the world, participated in the Military Affairs Council (MAC) which started the “Save the 911th” initiative, which was instrumental in saving the 911th Airlift Wing from closure attempts, and is leading the effort for the Shepherd Heart Building Hope Project to build a community kitchen for the homeless and homeless veterans.