Tahirih Ziegler

Executive Director @ EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, Detroit Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC)

Tahirih Ziegler is the Executive Director of the Detroit Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC), where she directs LISC’s investments and implements the Building Sustainable Communities placed-based model to revitalize Detroit’s neighborhoods. Since 2010, Ziegler has facilitated LISC’s investment in excess of $53.8 million in grants, loans, and national resources into Detroit. Her innovative leadership has resulted in the support and investment of hundreds of affordable housing units and commercial space development.

With over 20 years of diverse community development experience, Ziegler honed her skills by rising through the ranks of the LISC organization. Prior to joining the Detroit LISC office, Ziegler worked as the Executive Director of the Michigan LISC office for four years and was responsible for neighborhood investment in Kalamazoo, Grand Rapids, and Flint.

Ziegler is the Chair of the Detroit CDFI Coalition, a member of the PNC Community Advisory Committee, serves on the Urban Partnership Bank Advisory Board and is a board member of Metro Matters, a regional policy organization.

Ziegler earned a Masters of Public Administration in Nonprofit Leadership at Western Michigan University as well as a Bachelor of Science in Construction Management from Michigan State University. She has two children, an adult daughter and a teenage son.