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President and Chief Executive Officer Pittsburgh, PA

The Pittsburgh Foundation – one of the nation’s largest community foundations –  has selected Lisa Schroeder as its new president, effective in June 2019.  

Currently the president of the Parks and People Foundation in Baltimore, Lisa’s career has centered around transforming place-centered organizations into powerful movements for quality-of-life improvement. From 2002 until 2015, she led Riverlife, an extraordinary public-private partnership in Pittsburgh, which Lisa stewarded from a start up into a civic force redeveloping miles of public and private riverfront property as interconnected urban space for public enjoyment. She also served on the Foundation’s Board of Directors from 2008-2011, and they are delighted to welcome her back to the region and to the organization.  

The formal announcement of her appointment may be found here.  

This search was led by Karen Wilcox, Rebecca Swartz, and Chloe Kanas.


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