FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: February 7, 2022
Mayor Ed Gainey Announces Appointments for Urban Redevelopment Authority of Pittsburgh
City’s Chief Economic Development Officer Kyle Chintalapalli and Representative Sara Innamorato selected as Mayor’s appointees
PITTSBURGH – Mayor Ed Gainey announced today his appointments to the Urban Redevelopment Authority of Pittsburgh (URA). Chief economic development officer Kyle Chintalapalli and State Representative Sara Innamorato were selected as the Mayor’s appointees. The URA is the City’s economic development agency and supports the City’s economic development goals which are designed to create a city of inclusive opportunity for residents, stakeholders and communities.
“I am proud to announce both Kyle Chintalapalli and Rep. Sara Innamorato as my appointees to the URA board of directors,” said Mayor Gainey. “I am confident that both Kyle and Rep. Innamorato bring a wealth of experience and commitment to my Administration’s priority to create an equitable economy for all Pittsburghers. I know that they will both serve our city well.”
Chintalapalli was recently appointed as the City’s chief economic development officer. Chintalappi has held numerous roles in economic development including previously serving as chief strategy officer for the URA. In that role, he served as senior advisor to the executive director and department directors for major projects and initiatives, including the initial implementation of the Housing Opportunity Fund. Most recently Kyle served as vice president of business and economic development for the Pittsburgh Regional Alliance (PRA). He led business investment and attraction activities for the PRA across the technology, innovation, life sciences, and real estate sectors. Under his leadership, the PRA opened more than 90 new leads and projects since 2019 resulting in 18 confirmed wins with up to 740 new and retained jobs and more than $70 million in capital investment.
Prior to her first election to the General Assembly in 2018, Innamorato worked with nonprofits and government agencies on communications and policy issues such as blight reduction, sustainability, and food access. As a State Representative for the 21st District, she currently serves on the House Labor and Industry, Urban Affairs, Transportation, and Finance committees. She is also co-founder and co-chair of the Welcoming Pennsylvania Caucus which uplifts state-wide issues related to new Americans. She has authored more than 20 bills on issues related to housing stability, economic justice, and healthcare access.