PITTSBURGH, PA (February 27, 2017)—The Allegheny Trail Alliance (ATA) announced today that Bryan Perry will be the organization’s new executive director effective February 27, 2017. The ATA office will move to a new location at 1705 Maple Street in Homestead, within a half mile of the GAP. The current staff member, Doug Riegner, Director of Community Relations, will report to Perry and continue his role of marketing the trail and advertising sales for ATA’s popular guide book, TrailGuide.
Since its launch in 1995, the ATA has been led by Linda McKenna Boxx serving as its volunteer executive director and president of the board. Ms. Boxx, chairman of the Katherine Mabis McKenna Foundation, was the driving force to complete the Great Allegheny Passage. The Foundation’s Latrobe-based offices also served as the ATA office.