Pittsburgh Regional Alliance

PRA Partnership

The PRA is a partnership of more than 50 private and public sector leaders and economic development professionals from across the region who work together to attract capital investment and create jobs in southwestern Pennsylvania. Functioning as a large network, the PRA Partnership enables the PRA to be your most strategic point of contact for accessing the resources available through the Pittsburgh regional business and economic development communities across the 10 counties.

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Private Sector Members
Public Sector Members
Ex Officio Voting Members
Economic Development Professionals
Partner Organizations


Chair – Laura Karet
Secretary/Treasurer – Jeffery Deane
Immediate Past Chair – David Malone
Chief Executive Officer – Dennis Yablonsky
President – David B. Ruppersberger

Private Sector Members

Jeffrey Ackerman, CBRE
Rebecca O. Bagley, University of Pittsburgh
Scott Barnyak, SDLC Partners, LP
Kirk B. Burkley, Bernstein-Burkley
Jeffrey Deane, BKD, LLP
Domenic Dozzi, JENDOCO Construction and Real Estate
Jeffrey A. Elser, FirstEnergy Corporation
Laura Karet, Giant Eagle, Inc.
H.P. (Bud) Kelly, Jr., Baker Tilly Virchow Krause, LLC
Mark Latterner, Citizens Bank of PA / NY / NJ / DE
Mark Marano, Westinghouse Electric Company
John C. Mascaro, Jr., Mascaro Construction Company, L.P.
Steven M. Massaro, Massaro Construction Group, Inc.
Justin K. McElhattan, Industrial Scientific Corporation
Michael A. Mooney, WesBanco, Inc.
Clifford R. Rowe, PJ Dick Incorporated
James D. Scalo, Burns & Scalo Real Estate Services Inc.
Melia P. Tourangeau, Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra
James D. Young, CrownCastle

Public Sector Members

Kevin E. Boozel, Butler County Board Commissioners
Gina Cerilli, Westmoreland County Board of Commissioners
Robert Del Signore, Lawrence County Board of Commissioners
Sandie Egley, Beaver County Board of Commissioners
Pat Fabian, Armstrong County Board of Commissioners
Rich Fitzgerald, County Executive, Allegheny County
David Lohr, Fayette County Board of Commissioners
Lawrence Maggi, Washington County Board of Commissioners
William Peduto, Mayor, City of Pittsburgh
Rodney Ruddock, Indiana County Board of Commissioners
Blair Zimmerman, Green County Board of Commissioners

Ex Officio Voting Members

Dennis Yablonsky, Allegheny Conference on Community Development

Economic Development Professionals

Donald F. Chappel, Greene County Industrial Developments, Inc.
Michael P. Coonley, Armstrong County Department of Economic Development
James R. Gill, Allegheny County Airport Authority
Robert Hurley, Allegheny County Economic Development
Jeff M. Kotula, Washington County Chamber of Commerce
Robbie M. Matesic, Greene County, Department of Economic Development
Linda Nitch, Lawrence County Economic Development Corporation
James Palmer, Beaver County Corporation for Economic Development
Ken Raybuck, Community Development Corporation of Butler County
Jason Rigone, Westmoreland County Industrial Development Corporation
Robert Rubinstein, Urban Redevelopment Authority
Robert Shark, Fay-Penn Economic Development Council
Dr. Donald F. Smith, Jr., Regional Industrial Development Corporation
Byron G. Stauffer Jr., Indiana County Office of Planning & Development

Partner Organizations

Jeff Burd, Builders Guild of Western Pennsylvania, Inc.
Lance Chimka, Governor’s Action Team
Craig T. Davis, VistiPittsburgh
Dr. James R. Hassinger, Southwestern Pennsylvania Commission
Richard Lunak, Innovation Works
John Manzetti, Pittsburgh Life Sciences Greenhouse
Petra B. Mitchell, Catalyst Connection
Gregory P.Quatchak, NAIOP
Audrey Russo, Pittsburgh Technology Council

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