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Kyle Chintalapalli


City of Pittsburgh Chief Economic Development Officer

Department:Our Board

Kyle Chintalapalli serves as Chief Economic Development Officer within the administration of Pittsburgh Mayor Ed Gainey. In this role Chintalapalli guides the City’s economic development efforts, coordinating key City and City-affiliated entities, and providing an integral point of contact between the Mayor and agency leadership.

Chintalapalli previously served as Vice President of Business and Economic Development for the Pittsburgh Regional Alliance (PRA). In that role, he led business investment and attraction activities for the PRA across the technology, innovation, life sciences, and real estate sectors.

Before joining PRA in 2019, Chintalapalli spent seven years in Pittsburgh city government in several economic development positions. He was most recently the Chief Strategy Officer for the Urban Redevelopment Authority of Pittsburgh (URA) where 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.

Before moving to Pittsburgh in 2010, Kyle worked in the private sector for nearly six years at a commercial-industrial contractor in his hometown of Erie, PA. Kyle holds a Bachelor’s degree in Architecture from Pennsylvania State University and his Master of Science degree in Public Policy and Management from Carnegie Mellon University.

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