Jerad Bachar has close to thirty years of tourism and economic development experience in an array of countries and business environments. He has worked in both developed and emerging markets in the areas of destination branding and marketing, economic development and diversification, and workforce development.
Jerad began his tourism development career at VisitPITTSBURGH in 2004. In 2008, he became Director of Business Tourism for the Dubai Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing where he led the development of the department’s strategy for business and sports events. In 2015, Jerad became an Executive Director at the Bahrain Economic Development Board where he was responsible for the economic development of the travel, healthcare, education, and real estate sectors.
Jerad returned to Pittsburgh in January 2019 as the Executive Vice President of VisitPITTSBURGH, and as of May 2020 became President and CEO of the organization. Jerad serves on numerous boards and committees, and holds an MBA from the University of Liverpool.