Director, Up for Growth Action Board of Directors; Executive Director, NAIOP Pittsburgh
Brandon Mendoza is the Executive Director of NAIOP Pittsburgh, the local chapter of the national association that represents the interests of developers and owners of industrial, office, mixed-use and related commercial real estate.
Mendoza most recently served as Government Affairs Manager for the Greater Pittsburgh Chamber of Commerce, the advocacy affiliate of the Allegheny Conference on Community Development. He led the chamber’s federal and local government affairs strategies. In addition to his advocacy role, Mendoza directed the chamber’s legislative events, and raised nearly $1 million in sponsorships in his tenure, while growing the events’ reputation in the community. Mendoza also brings a strong economic development track record to the position, having led the chamber’s advocacy efforts to build the incentive package for Shell Chemical’s multibillion petrochemical investment in Beaver County. Prior to joining the chamber, Mendoza was Associate Project Manager at Duane Morris Government Strategies in Pittsburgh.
Mendoza received his Master of Public Administration from the University of Pittsburgh’s Graduate School of Public & International Affairs (GSPIA), and his B.S. from Lock Haven University of Pennsylvania. He is a graduate of Leadership Pittsburgh’s Leadership Development Initiative XXI, and in 2017, he was selected by The Incline as one of 18 rising political leaders shaping Pittsburgh’s tomorrow.
Brandon and his wife Jacinta reside in Zelienople with their two young sons, Miguel and Isaiah.