Office of Mayor William Peduto
Executive Team
Please call 412-255-2626 to reach any member of the executive team.

Chief of Staff & Chief Development Officer

Kevin Acklin

kevin.acklin@pittsburghpa.gov

The Chief of Staff reports directly to the Mayor and manages the Executive Team.

As Chief Development Officer, he oversees 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.

Learn more about Kevin Acklin

Chief Innovation & Performance Officer

Debra Lam

debra.lam@pittsburghpa.gov

The Chief Innovation & Performance Officer oversees 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.

Learn more about Debra Lam

Chief Administration Officer

Debbie Lestitian

debbie.lestitian@pittsburghpa.gov

The Chief Administration Officer oversees 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.

Learn more about Debbie Lestitian

Chief Urban Affairs Officer

Valerie McDonald-Roberts

valerie.mcdonald-roberts@pittsburghpa.gov

The Chief Urban Affairs Officer oversees 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.

Learn more about Valerie McDonald-Roberts

Chief Operations Officer

Guy Costa

guy.costa@pittsburghpa.gov

The Chief Operations Officer oversees 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

Dr. Curtiss Porter

curtiss.porter@pittsburghpa.gov

The Chief Education & Neighborhood Reinvestment Officer oversees 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.

Learn more about Dr. Curtiss Porter

Solicitor & Chief Legal Officer

Lourdes Sánchez-Ridge

lourdes.sanchezridge@pittsburghpa.gov

The Solicitor and Chief Legal Officer oversees all legal and ethical functions of city government, with responsibilities over the Law Department, Ethics Hearing Board, and the Office of Municipal Investigations.

Learn more about Lourdes Sánchez-Ridge

 

The Office of Mayor William Peduto
512 City County Building, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219
Phone: 412-255-2626

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