Experienced Project Manager Assumes Management
of Allegheny County Economic Development Authorities
(July 9, 2003)
Allegheny County Economic Development Director Steve Morgan has announced the promotion of Darnell Moses to Authorities Manager.
Moses, 35, of Penn Hills, will assume management of the day-to day responsibilities of the six municipal authorities under the umbrella of the Department. This includes the Redevelopment Authority of Allegheny County, Authority for Improvements in Municipalities, and four authorities under the Allegheny County Finance and Development Commission (Residential Finance, Industrial Development, Hospital Development, and Higher Education and Building Authorities).
'During his five years with Allegheny County, Darnell has proven to be an effective municipal project manager. His promotion to authorities manager is a natural progression," said Morgan. "I'm extremely confident he will be as effective in managing the economic development initiative of all six nonprofit authorities under his responsibility as he was in efficiently completing municipal projects."
In his current capacity, Moses will be responsible for overseeing tax exempt bonds issued to finance manufacturing, health care, higher education and housing projects on behalf of nonprofit and private organizations. He will also manage low-interest loans from the County's $50 million Economic Development Fund, a revolving loan fund used to create jobs and enhance economic development opportunities.
Moses began working for Allegheny County in 1998 as a project manager He was responsible for administering more than 50 projects in several municipalities with a total annual budget in excess of $3 million. He was subsequently promoted to Assistant Authorities Manager in 2001.
A 1995 graduate of the Duquesne University School of Law, Moses also earned a bachelor's degree in legal studies from the University of Pittsburgh in 1989. He replaces Gregg Bernaciak who left in January to accept a local position with Eckert Seamans.
The nonprofit authorities conduct redevelopment activities, issue tax-exempt debt, and administer financial resources to create jobs and promote economic development opportunities in Allegheny County.