High Winds Fund Committee Member

Eric Muschler has been a Program Officer with the Region and Communities Program at
The McKnight Foundation based in Minneapolis, MN since 2006. He moved back to
MN with his family after 16 years work in community economic development in
Cincinnati, Washington DC, Atlanta and Detroit. At McKnight he works to integrate
three program areas; regional sustainable development, homes for all, and economically
vibrant neighborhoods into a program that serves people and places by creating
opportunities. Eric has worked to advance the field of community economic
development throughout his career as an affordable housing developer, managing a
national initiative at United Way of America, Director of Community Economic
Development for the United Way of Metro Atlanta, and as the Director of the Asset
Building Policy Project and Michigan IDA Partnership (MIDAP) in Michigan from 2000
to 2006. He received his Masters in Community Planning (MCP) from the University of
Cincinnati and undergraduate degree in Urban Studies from Macalester College.