GAI Consultants Appoints Bob Hurley Business Development Lead

Pittsburgh, PA—To support its commitment to continual growth and client service, GAI Consultants, Inc. (GAI) welcomes former Allegheny County Economic Development Director, Bob Hurley, as Pennsylvania Business Development Director. From the firm’s corporate headquarters, Mr. Hurley will tap his extensive regional knowledge and expertise to spearhead strategic growth and continued expansion of GAI’s footprint in Pennsylvania.

Highlights/Key Facts

  • Bob brings to GAI more than 30 years of experience with environmental, community, and land use planning in the government and not-for-profit sectors.
  • As former Allegheny County Economic Development Director, Bob oversaw major growth initiatives that significantly improved the region’s economy, including funding of nearly $2 Billion in hospital projects for the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center and the Allegheny Health Network; establishing Allegheny Together, a countywide main streets program; the repurposing of hundreds of acres of brownfield sites; and assisting in the development of the region’s airport corridor.
  • Bob’s prior experience also includes working for the Urban Redevelopment Authority of Pittsburgh; the City of Pittsburgh Mayor’s Office as Manager of Economic Development; the Montgomery County Pennsylvania Planning Commission; the Centre Regional Planning Commission in State College, Pennsylvania; and for the Pittsburgh Technology Council where, amongst other responsibilities, he oversaw the Environmental City and Business Networks.
  • Currently, Bob serves as a board member and Treasurer for the Allegheny County Airport Authority and Urban Innovation21, a public-private partnership that boosts regional economic development through innovation-driven entrepreneurship within the City of Pittsburgh.

“I was drawn to GAI through past interactions with the firm on numerous public and private projects. I have always been impressed by the professionalism and expertise exhibited by GAI’s team members, and the dedication and community-oriented approach taken by the firms’ leadership team.”

Bob Hurley, Pennsylvania Business Development Director, GAI Consultants
  • He is also a member of the Port of Pittsburgh Commission and has held various other appointed and volunteer positions including sitting on the Southwestern Pennsylvania Commission’s Regional Policy Council and the Pittsburgh Regional Alliance Partnership-Steering Committee.
  • In addition, Bob is one of the original founders of Sustainable Pittsburgh—southwest Pennsylvania’s leading sustainable development advocacy agency.
  • Bob is soon to be recognized as a member of the inaugural class of the Indiana University of Pennsylvania College of Humanities and Social Sciences Hall of Distinction.
  • He holds both a master and bachelor’s degree in Geography and Regional Planning from Indiana University of Pennsylvania.
  • Connect with Bob on LinkedIn.

“Bob Hurley has a long record of commitment and accomplishment, leading and contributing to many nationally-recognized development initiatives in Greater Pittsburgh. His dedication to move our hometown successfully into the future is a core value shared by GAI, and we are looking forward to working with Bob to forward that great cause.”

Anthony Morrocco, PE, PLS, MBA, President, GAI Consultants

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