MWCDC director leaving for ALT
Mt. Washington Community Development Corp. Executive Director Chris Beichner has accepted a position as Executive Director of the Allegneny La nd Trust (ALT), effective September 17.
Mr. Beichner's responsibilities at ALT will include the completion of its multi-year stragegic plan, create and implement communications and fundraising plans, build an operating endowment and direct all financial management, human resources, board development and marketing of the organization.
"Chris' leadership througout his tenure has helped the MWCDC become a model organization in the Greater Pittsburgh area," Jon Lusin, board president of the MWCDC said. "His commitment to aligning the organization's goals with the needs of our community has been a true asset."
Since 2008, Mr. Meichner has been the executive director of the MWCDC where he has written the organization's new five-year strategic plan, implemented an organization assessment, changed and created new policies for effective organizational governance, increases organizational revenues by 115 percent in two years, implemented a comprehensive real estate program, facilitated the redevelopment of vacant school buildings and led a team who have been productive in creating new workforce development initiatives and the facilitation of millions of dollars into new public and private investments.
Prior to his rok at the MWCDC, Mr. Beichner was the director of community development and planning for the Northwest Pennsylvania Regional Planning and Development Commission.