Kevin Acklin serves as Chief of Staff to the Mayor, and Chairman of the Urban Redevelopment Authority, the city’s economic development agency. As Chief Development Officer, he oversees all development activities in the city, with responsibilities over City Planning, Urban Redevelopment Authority, Pittsburgh Water & Sewer Authority, Sports & Exhibition Authority, and the Stadium Authority.
He graduated cum laude from Harvard University, and earned his law degree cum laude from Georgetown University.
After beginning his law career in Boston, Kevin returned to Pittsburgh and was most recently a partner in the law firm Saul Ewing LLP, with extensive experience in mergers and acquisitions, purchases and sales of businesses, and private equity and venture capital transactions. He also handled various matters for pro bono clients, with a focus on representing victims of domestic violence in protection from abuse matters.
A native of Pittsburgh Kevin resides in the city with his wife Erica and their three young children.