Ross joined the PPC as Director of Park Operations and Civic Engagement in November 2021 and was elevated to the position of Chief of Operations and Park Equity in the Spring of 2022. Mr. Chapman’s role, overseeing the external operations of the Conservancy, has him deeply embedded in the work that the capital projects, community outreach and planning, visitor experience and horticulture and forestry teams manage. He works diligently to support the mission, vision, and overall advancement of the Parks Conservancy and provides strategic leadership on all matters related to creating an excellent and inclusive park system.
Mr. Chapman is a Pittsburgh resident and native who previously worked for the City of Pittsburgh. He has served the role of Program Supervisor and Assistant Director of the City of Pittsburgh’s Human Resources workforce development division and in 2017, he took the role of Director of the Department of Parks and Recreation. Mr. Chapman has a combined 25 years of experience in both the non-profit and public sectors. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Interior Design and recently completed Gold Belt Certification coursework in process improvement.