Executive Team

Executive Team


Chief of Staff; Chief Development Officer

Kevin AcklinKevin Acklin
The Chief of Staff will report directly to the Mayor and will manage the Executive Team.

As Chief Development Officer, he will oversee all development activities in the city, with responsibilities over City Planning, Urban Redevelopment Authority, Pittsburgh Water & Sewer Authority, Sports & Exhibition Authority, and the Stadium Authority.

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Chief Innovation & Performance Officer

Debra LamDebra Lam
The Chief Innovation & Performance Officer will oversee all technology, sustainability, performance, and innovation functions of city government, with responsibilities over City Information Systems, 311, Finance, Act 47, and the Intergovernmental Cooperation Authority.

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Chief Administration Officer

Deb LestitianDebbie Lestitian
The Chief Administration Officer will oversee all administrative functions of city government, with responsibilities over Personnel & Civil Service, Finance, the Citizens Police Review Board, the Office of Municipal Investigations, and Mayoral appointments to all Boards, Authorities, and Commissions .

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Chief Urban Affairs Officer

Valerie McDonald-RobertsValerie McDonald-Roberts
The Chief Urban Affairs Officer will oversee all housing, non-profit and faith-based initiatives of city government, with responsibilities over the Housing Authority, the Commission on Human Relations, and with a particular focus on underserved neighborhoods.

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Chief Operations Officer

Guy CostaGuy Costa
The Chief Operations Officer will oversee all operational functions of city government, with responsibilities over Public Works, Parks & Recreation, the Parking Authority, and the Pittsburgh Water & Sewer Authority.

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Chief Education & Neighborhood Reinvestment Officer

Curtis PorterDr. Curtiss Porter
The Chief Education & Neighborhood Reinvestment Officer will oversee all education, workforce training, and neighborhood reinvestment initiatives of city government, will serve as the Mayor’s liaison to Pittsburgh Public Schools, together with responsibilities over the Equal Opportunity & Review Commission.

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Solicitor & Chief Legal Officer

Lourdes Sanchez RidgeLourdes Sanchez Ridge
The Solicitor and Chief Legal Officer will oversee all legal and ethical functions of city government, with responsibilities over the Law Department, Ethics Hearing Board, and the Office of Municipal Investigations.

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