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Tahirih Ziegler

Executive Director, Detroit Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC)

Ziegler, Tahirih-croppedTahirih Ziegler is 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 of over $40 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.

Prior to joining the Detroit LISC office, Ziegler served as executive director of the Michigan LISC office for four years and was responsible for neighborhood investment in Kalamazoo, Grand Rapids and Flint.