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Community & Economic Development
Rob Stephany
Program Director

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Rob Stephany is The Heinz Endowments’ director of Economic and Community Development. Before joining the foundation in 2012, Rob served five years as executive director of the Urban Redevelopment Authority of Pittsburgh. His expertise in leading stakeholder-driven, market-based revitalization efforts and his ability to achieve consensus among disparate parties produced successful economic transformations in several of Pittsburgh’s most distressed communities.
Prior to heading the URA, Rob was director of real estate for East Liberty Development Inc. and successfully led a coalition that brought market strength, lost through unsuccessful urban renewal, back to the neighborhood’s blighted commercial district, leveraging some of the first major private reinvestment in decades. Under his leadership, a variety of redevelopment projects in Pittsburgh exceeded expectations, including Bakery Square, South Side Works, Summerset and South Shore Riverfront Park. His development and implementation of city planning strategies rejuvenated communities and improved the quality of life for their residents.
Rob has participated in several partnerships of private and governmental organizations to improve Pittsburgh’s neighborhoods while ensuring existing stakeholders remain key beneficiaries in the process. He is a recognized expert in sustainable urban revitalization and has presented the multifaceted story of Pittsburgh to numerous national and international media outlets and trade conferences.
As an Endowments program director, Rob brings to the foundation his unique ability to frame an issue, taking into account multiple perspectives, which allows for robust community dialogues that lead to sustainable development solutions.
A lifelong resident of Pittsburgh, Rob is married and has three sons.

Megan Andros
Program Officer

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Megan Andros joined The Heinz Endowments in 2013 as a Community & Economic Development program officer. At the Endowments, she focuses primarily on improving the quality of life for veterans in western Pennsylvania. Her goals are to strengthen the community of veterans and their supporters, improve veteran access to quality health and service organizations, and increase opportunities for veterans in the workforce.

Before joining the Endowments, Megan served for five years as an ordnance officer in the Army’s 1st Cavalry Division, reaching the rank of captain. She is a veteran of Operation Iraqi Freedom, having served in northwest Baghdad from January 2009 to January 2010. Megan’s first collaboration with the Endowments was through Coro Pittsburgh, a nine-month fellowship program that trains leaders in private, nonprofit and government sectors. As a Coro fellow, she developed a survey to gauge veterans’ knowledge of organizations that serve them and to identify their individual needs, including employment opportunities and social support networks.

Megan is from Charlotte, N.C., and graduated from the United States Military Academy at West Point in 2006 with a Bachelor of Science in international law.

Mary M.
Program Assistant

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