Chris Beichner, Pittsburgh, PA

President & CEO, Allegheny Land Trust

Chris has 16 years of experience as an entrepreneur, non-profit executive, community and economic developer and regional planner. Chris is the President & Chief Executive Officer of the Allegheny Land Trust, a multi-county, mission-driven corporation acquiring and managing conservation lands. His role as CEO is to set a vision, fundraise and measure results. He has held various leadership positions in community and economic development organizations including the director of a Pittsburgh-based community development corporation and the director of a regional economic development agency. In his career, Chris has raised over $22 million in direct resources which has leveraged another $269 million in public and private investments. He holds a degree in Business Management from Clarion University and graduated from the University of Oklahoma, Economic Development Institute certification program.

  • Community organizing / civic engagement

  • Advocacy

  • Grantwriting

  • Other forms of fundraising

  • Leadership development / organizational strategy

  • CDCs/ CDFIs

  • Impact / outcome measurement

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