Donald Mazziotti, a 1972 graduate, is Senior Vice President for Urban Development with Harsch Investment Properties, in Portland, Oregon. From 2001 to 2004, Don was the Executive Director of the Portland Development Commission. Among his many accomplishments, he helped the city achieve construction or rehabilitation of more than 6,800 housing units, and established two new redevelopment areas focusing on business and job retention and recruitment. He also formed the Portland Family of Funds, securing a $100 million allocation of New Markets Tax Credits for use in projects in high-impact areas of the city.
He also served as Chief Information Officer for the State of Oregon from 1997 to 2000, was the founder and CEO of Delta Development Group, Inc., a leading development consulting company in Philadelphia; served as Deputy Assistant Secretary of Transportation for the United States from 1978 to 1981, and Secretary of Commerce for the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania in 1987.
As Chief Planner for the City of Portland from 1973 to 1977, he played an integral part along with city leaders and planners in coordinating downtown Portland's internationally recognized revitalization, transforming Portland into one of the nation's most economically vibrant, culturally attractive and transit and pedestrian friendly cities. He began his planning career in Oregon and was one of the drafters of the state’s Land Conservation and Development Commission legislation under Governor Tom McColl.
Don is a Trustee for the Pennsylvania Real Estate Trust (NYSE: PEI) and active member of the Urban Land Institute. He has held graduate-level teaching appointments at the University of Iowa, Portland State University and the Pennsylvania State University.