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President: Dewitt M. Peart
Executive Vice President, Economic Development, Allegheny Conference on Community Development
President, Pittsburgh Regional Alliance, an affiliate of the Allegheny Conference
Dewitt Peart has worked in a variety of capacities in the private sector. Currently he is the
executive vice president, economic development, at the Allegheny Conference on Community
Development and president of the Pittsburgh Regional Alliance (PRA), the affiliate of Allegheny
Conference which markets the Pittsburgh region nationally and internationally.
He has also served as the Greater Pittsburgh Chamber of Commerce’s senior vice president of
government affairs. In this capacity Dewitt provided oversight for the government affairs
program managing multiple issues such as education, regulations, tax policy, transportation and
other infrastructure issues at the federal, state and local levels.
Prior to his role at the Chamber, Dewitt was a co-founder and principal at Unitellus Site
Strategies, Inc. This consulting firm specialized in land-use planning, strategic planning,
feasibility analysis and marketing strategies for urban in-fill and large-scale industrial
Dewitt’s work in advocacy began in 2002 when he served as the executive director of the
Regional Development Consortium, an unincorporated association of organizations whose
members included the Greater Pittsburgh Chamber of Commerce, the National Association of
Industrial and Office Properties (NAIOP) and the Allegheny Conference on Community
Development. His responsibilities included coordinating, advocating and facilitating activities to
promote high-quality commercial development, which attract jobs and residents to southwestern
From 1988 to 2002 Dewitt has worked at various real estate development companies
overseeing several phases of large-scale development projects including land-use planning,
master planning, asset management, construction, property management and marketing.
Dewitt is a member of the board of directors of the Pittsburgh chapter of the National
Association of Industrial and Office Properties (NAIOP). He is also a member of the NAIOP
national environment and infrastructure committee and chair of the NAIOP national Green Task
A native of Pittsburgh, Dewitt has a bachelor’s degree in business administration and
accounting from Robert Morris University. He has a master’s degree in public management from
Carnegie Mellon University.
Dewitt is married and has two adult children. He resides in Robinson Township.
Vice President: Daniel Russel