The Birmingham Shopping District (BSD) board of directors recently announced the appointment of their new executive director, Ingrid Tighe. The appointment is effective April 17.
“Following an extensive recruitment and selection process, the BSD executive committee is very pleased to recommend Tighe for the Executive Director position,” says Jeff Hockman, chair of the BSD Board “Her impressive skill set and professional experience makes her an excellent candidate for this position.”
Tighe brings 12 years of experience in economic development, business development, commercial real estate, and federal and state government. Previously, she was a business development manager for the Michigan Economic Development Corp and CEO of the Industrial Development Authority based in Clifton Park, New York. She also has commercial real estate experience with Hines Interests Limited Partnership.
“Tighe’s commercial real estate experience and strong ability to attract and promote business growth will help Birmingham continue to thrive,” says Joe Valentine, Birmingham city manager.
Additionally, Tighe served in the U.S. Army for seven years and became a captain. She’s had overseas assignments in Baghdad, Iraq, Kosovo, Macedonia, and Germany. Tighe also holds a master’s degree in public administration.
Established in 1992, the Birmingham Principal Shopping district is comprised of more than 300 retailers, including women and men’s clothing stores, restaurants, salons and spas, home design shops, and several other specialty boutiques.