Jeffrey W. Joyce graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (A.B.) in 1970 with a double major in Chemistry and Political Science. He earned his Master’s Degree in Teaching from Duquesne University in 1972.
Mr. Joyce began his career as a high school science teacher, basketball coach and football coach at Upper St. Clair High School in Pittsburgh, PA. Mr. Joyce left the teaching profession in 1982 and became a Pittsburgh area restaurateur. His restaurants have included the 1902 Landmark Tavern, Firewaters North Shore Restaurant, and currently, three StonePeppers Grills.
From 1990 until 2004, Mr. Joyce’s 1902 Landmark Tavern consistently raised more money ($310,000 total) for the National Multiple Sclerosis Society through their UGLY Bartender Contest than any other restaurant in Pennsylvania, and won several national awards for constantly being ranked in the top five fund raisers. Mr. Joyce also helped to create the Upper St. Clair Founders Fund, which has evolved into the Homeless Veterans Project, Inc.
Mr. Joyce has served as the President of the Market Square Merchant’s Association in downtown Pittsburgh from 1993 to 2008. He served as a School Director on the Upper St. Clair, PA School Board from 2002 to 2007.