Principal and Senior Partner, Gateway Financial Group, Inc.

Mr. Zacharias is a founder, current Principal and Senior Partner of Gateway Financial Group, Inc. He has been engaged in the insurance industry, estate planning and financial advising for over 40 years. He is a Chartered Life Underwriter (CLU) and a Chartered Financial consultant (ChFC). He is Chairman and Director of BPL Global LLC, on the Reclamate, LLC Board, is the Chairman of Economics Pennsylvania, and Co-Chairman of the Governor Richard Thornburgh Forum at the University of Pittsburgh.

Mr. Zacharias is currently a University of Pittsburgh Trustee and a past member of the Board of Directors of the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC). Sam is a University of Pittsburgh graduate, where he received his BS degree in mathematics. He has served as President of the Alumni Association and assisted in a wide variety of university-related projects.

Mr. Zacharias is active in charitable and community service endeavors, serving on the Board of the Multiple Sclerosis Society, and has, for over 38 years, been a primary force in the Andy Russell Golf Classic which has raised millions of dollars for Children’s Hospital, the Hillman Cancer Center, the University of Pittsburgh Brain Institute, and others.