Monthly Archives: February 2014

McLean to Head Transit

McLean to Head Port Authority

Former ULI Managing Director to Head Port Authority Ellen McLean of Shadyside, who stepped in as interim CEO of the Port Authority of Allegheny County last February, has been appointed head of the transit agency as of January 2014.  While other candidates came from a pure transit background, McLean’s strong financial experience is a plus for her job, which she describes, “is to come up with a strategic vision and to manage the organization with fiscally sound principles and encourage all the talented staff to do what they do well.” … Read More

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Worth the Walk

Ben Friedman & Bobby Zappala

Dozens of die-hard ULI members & friends bore the cold for a walking tour of East Liberty on Tuesday, February 11.  The group came to learn about “An Evolution of Entrepreneurship:  East Liberty,” which put a spirited spin on the topic of real estate as it relates to startup companies.  Showcasing innovative ways to utilize space in order to have a significant impact on the Pittsburgh market and surrounding communities, the tour began at incubator Thrill Mill and moved to co-working space The Beauty Shoppe, business accelerator Thinktiv, and finally … Read More

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