Howard Hanna Real Estate Services Announces Two New Managers in PA Offices

PITTSBURGH, PA (Oct. 11, 2022) – Howard Hanna Real Estate Services is pleased to announce that Mary Ellen Donato has been named the new manager of the Collier Township, Pa., office.  

With almost a decade of experience as a Howard Hanna sales associate, Donato is recognized as a multi-million dollar producer and Pennsylvania Champion’s Club member. Her enthusiasm, industry knowledge and leadership in the field will continue to elevate the level of service that buyers and sellers have come to expect when working with Howard Hanna.

“Mary Ellen is an engaging, smart leader,” said Dennis Cestra Jr., president, Pennsylvania region. “She is hands-on with her sales associates and the community, which will be the perfect blend for the Collier Township office.”

Donato will replace previous manager, Matt Ivill, who has been named manager of the Wexford, Pa., office. For the past two years, Ivill has led the Collier Township office with great success. Under his leadership and guidance, the Collier Township office was named the most improved in the state for core services in 2021. Outside of the office, Ivill has served as the young professionals network chair for the Realtors Association of Metropolitan Pittsburgh since 2019.

Cestra Jr. stated, “Matt’s transactional experience and knowledge of our marketing platforms will serve him well as he steps in to lead our Wexford office, which is one of the strongest performing offices in the company.”

About Howard Hanna Real Estate Services

Howard Hanna Real Estate Services is the largest privately held real estate broker in the United States. The full-service real estate company has nearly 500 real estate, mortgage, insurance, title and escrow service offices across 13 states, including Allen Tate Realtors® in the Carolinas and F.C. Tucker Company in Indiana, with more than 14,000 sales associates and staff, including many of the industry’s top-producing real estate agents. For more information, visit

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