Chief Economic Development Officer
Marty LaMar is the City of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania’s Chief Economic Development Officer. In this role, Marty has strategic oversight of two of the city’s authorities (Housing Authority of the City of Pittsburgh and Urban Redevelopment Authority), as well as, the city’s Planning and Permits, Licensing, and Inspections departments.With more than 20 years of broad-based experience in real estate (operations,development, financing, and acquisition) and extensive workforce and public housing programs, Marty’s professional responsibilities provide full-management responsibility and oversight of the financial, operational, marketing, and budgetary aspects. Additional and continuous focal points have been in economic and community development, property management, community development consulting, asset management, various forms of tax credits, sustainability, and human capital. Prior to this role, he served as Regional Vice President of McCormack Baron Salazar, President and CEO of Lucas Metropolitan Housing Authority, Senior Vice President of the Philadelphia Housing Authority, and multiple Director-level positions within the Atlanta Housing Authority.
Marty is an alumnus of the Alabama A&M University, graduating with a Bachelors degree in Finance. Following his undergraduate studies, he went on to receive University of Washington Masters degrees in Social Policy and Public Administration, as well as, a Master of Business Administration from Brenau (GA) University. Civically conscious, Marty currently holds a board positions with Carlow University, Pittsburgh Opera, and Urban League of Pittsburgh and is a supporter of The Pittsburgh Promise. Previously, he has been a Boys and Girls Club of Toledo board member and is a Rotary Club of Toledo inductee, in addition to being a Leadership Toledo alumnus. Other civic involvement and honors include an appointment to Honorable Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed’s Street Homelessness Initiative Team, Center for Disease Control’s National Policy and Communication Committee, Morehouse School of Medicine’s Preventative Research Community Coalition Board, and inclusion in 2012’s Atlanta Business Chronicle "40 Atlantans Under 40" Class of 2012. Marty resides in Pittsburgh’s Uptown neighborhood.