Elizabeth joined Michigan Corps in May 2012 as Director of Strategic Initiatives and rose to the position of Executive Director in January 2013. She oversees all aspects of the organization's efforts to launch and lead social change efforts that bring Michiganders together in imaginative ways - and grow its community of "Corps Members."
Prior to joining Michigan Corps, Elizabeth spent four years working to advance domestic microfinance with ACCION USA, where she focused on strategic partnership development and program implementation to grow the country's leading microloan portfolio. While with ACCION, Elizabeth led key projects such as Michigan Corps' "Kiva Detroit" and helped transform the organization's financial education program and the "Samuel Adams Brewing the American Dream" partnership into thriving, nationwide initiatives.
Elizabeth started her career researching The Economy of Communion Initiative's efforts in business social responsibility and cooperative movements in Brazil, Argentina and Italy.
She holds a B.A. in Political Science, Spanish and International Economics from Kalamazoo College. A native Detroiter, Elizabeth finds herself excited about an emerging culture of social innovation and entrepreneurship in Detroit and Michigan, and can frequently be found making road trips around the state.