Chief of Staff & Chief Development Officer

Kevin Acklin

Kevin Acklin

A native of South Oakland, Kevin resides in Squirrel Hill with his wife Erica and three young children, George, Teddy and Caroline.

He is a graduate of Pittsburgh Central Catholic High School, graduated cum laude from Harvard University, and earned his law degree cum laude from Georgetown University.

Kevin was introduced to public service by his grandfather, who served as a Battalion Chief with the Pittsburgh Fire Bureau and was long-time Commander of VFW Post 223 in Oakland. His uncle is a retired Captain with the Pittsburgh Fire Bureau, and his younger brother serves as a State Police Trooper. After beginning his law career in Boston, Kevin returned to Pittsburgh and is a partner in the law firm Saul Ewing LLP, with extensive experience in mergers and acquisitions, purchases and sales of businesses, and private equity and venture capital transactions. He also handles various matters for pro bono clients, with a focus on representing victims of domestic violence in protection from abuse matters.

He is a member of the Allegheny County Bar Association, the Pennsylvania Bar Association, and serves on the Board of Directors of Community Human Services and Chairman of Reading is FUNdamental Pittsburgh, and was past President of the Economic Club of Pittsburgh and co-founder of RenewPittsburgh.

As Chief of Staff, Kevin 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.

Executive Team