Dr. Diamonte Walker:
Deputy Executive Director, Urban Redevelopment Authority of Pittsburgh
Dr. Diamonte Walker is the Deputy Executive Director of the Urban Redevelopment Authority of Pittsburgh (URA), where she provides strategy, vision, operations management, team development, and leadership. She also serves as the Executive Director of the Pittsburgh Land Bank, a URA affiliate. Diamonte understands the complex challenges we face as a region when trying to effectuate meaningful change in neighborhoods. She offers a serious look at what can happen when we expand the work of economic development beyond metrics, goals, and buzzwords to create impactful experiences that empower people while transforming place.
Diamonte holds a Doctor of Education from Point Park University, and an MBA and Master of Science in Management and Leadership from Western Governors University. She currently sits on the Housing Opportunity Fund’s Advisory Board, Neighborhood Allies’ Board of Directors, and the Board of Innovate PGH. Her notable achievements include being named one of the Women of Influence and 20 Persons to Know in Commercial Real Estate by the Pittsburgh Business Times. She is an alumnus of The Advanced Leadership Institute and was recently awarded the Black Excellence in Real Estate Award by Catapult Pittsburgh.
Dr. Walker is strongly committed to helping entrepreneurs from diverse backgrounds take full advantage of today’s marketplace innovations to cost-effectively operationalize their ideas and better position themselves to experience an equitable stake in Pittsburgh’s economic resurgence.