Matt Zieger, 28, is Director of Initiatives and Investor Relations for Team PA Foundation
in Harrisburg, a public-private non-profit partnership whose mission is to improve the economic competitiveness of the Commonwealth.
Originally from upstate New York, Matt moved to Philadelphia in 1997 for college and quickly fell in love with that city. He's lived in midtown Harrisburg with his wife Lisa for the last 5 years, and they love it--from the Broad Street Market, to the riverfront park along the banks of the Susquehanna River, to the Midtown Cinema, their favorite little indie movie theatre.
Matt spends his days in Harrisburg trying to identify and develop ways to make Pennsylvania a better place to live and do business. As Director of Initiatives, his job is to manage projects and investments of the foundation and ensure grant money is being well spent. Matt has served on Harrisburg City's Audit Committee, as VP of the Harrisburg Young Professionals and Chair of the HYP Economic Development Committee, Secretary of the Board of the Central PA Conservancy and on the Board of PennTAP--one of his absolute favorite economic development organizations.
Prior to coming to Team PA Foundation in 2005, he worked as an economic development specialist with the Capital Region Economic Development Corporation, working hands-on to develop businesses and communities in the three counties surrounding Harrisburg City.
Of Harrisburg, Matt says he loves "its beautiful little neighborhoods, perfect location on the river, and rich history… It's also a small city where you can live and still make a big impact on the entire Commonwealth."