Phoebe Downey | Program Manager

Ms. Downey serves as the Program Manager for Envision Downtown and Transportation at the Pittsburgh Downtown Partnership. In this role she supports the work of PDP’s transportation initiatives to enhance ease of travel and mobility for all in Downtown through short-term, impactful demonstration projects and the creation of long-term design and construction standards.

Prior to joining Envision Downtown, Ms. Downey was an intern at the Hillman Family Foundations and also worked as a graduate assistant for the Philanthropy Forum at the University of Pittsburgh’s Graduate School of Public and International Affairs (GSPIA).

Originally from London, England, Ms. Downey first moved to the U.S for college and earned her B.A. in Political Science at Johns Hopkins University before receiving an M.P.A in Public and Non-Profit Management from the University of Pittsburgh’s GSPIA.

Sean Luther | Executive Director

Mr. Luther is responsible for managing Envision Downtown – a public private partnership created by City of Pittsburgh Mayor Bill Peduto and the Pittsburgh Downtown Partnership to craft a 21st century vision for the sustainable and efficiency development of a Downtown for all.

Prior to launching Envision Downtown, Mr. Luther was at the helm of Green Building Alliance’s Pittsburgh 2030 District where he advanced dramatic energy and water efficiency improvements in Downtown and Oakland. Sean also previously served as President & CEO of Downtown Roanoke, Inc. in Roanoke, VA. During his term in Roanoke, Sean significantly refocused the organization’s economic development direction, oversaw the expansion of the downtown service district, and led an inter-organizational developer recruitment coalition.

 Mr. Luther earned a BS in Political Science and a Masters in Real Estate Development from Clemson University. Sean also holds a Certificate in Nonprofit Management from the Great Cities Institute at the University of Illinois-Chicago and is a LEED AP ND. He serves on the Board of Directors for the International Downtown Association.