President and CEO
Matthew Galluzzo has dedicated his entire career to Pittsburgh and its neighborhoods. In September 2019 he joined Riverlife as president and CEO and leads a transformative agenda for creating, activating, and celebrating Pittsburgh’s riverfronts.
Prior to Riverlife, Matthew served for 9 years as executive director of Lawrenceville Corporation, a community development corporation in Pittsburgh’s East End. In addition to facilitating over $200 million in public and private investment in the neighborhood, Galluzzo oversaw the creation and implementation of the first Community Land Trust in Western Pennsylvania, and served as the organizational lead for several catalytic neighborhood planning processes including the Upper Lawrenceville Plan and the Allegheny Green Boulevard Plan. Since he arrived in Pittsburgh, Matt has worked as a community development professional in numerous areas of the city, including the Penn Avenue Arts District, Hazelwood, and the Northside. He has also taught as an adjunct faculty member for the University of Pittsburgh’s Graduate School for Community Organization and Social Administration.
Matt has served on several boards and committees, including the URA Real Estate Loan Review Committee, the URA’s New Market Tax Credit Advisory Board, Radiant Hall Board of Directors, Sprout Fund Public Art Advisory Committee, the Carnegie Mellon Artist Incubation Advisory Committee, and the Owen Galluzzo Memorial Fund Board of Directors.