Building a business community

Meet Rosslyn's Business Development Director Michelle Tierney

Business Development Director Michelle Tierney joined the Rosslyn BID in June 2013. A native of North Carolina, Michelle lives in Vienna with her husband and children. She graduated from Vanderbilt University with degrees in Community Development and Social Policy. What does your perfect day look like?

Michelle Tierney: A nice hearty breakfast, then getting outside for a hike or activity with the kids or a jog on my own. Then, seeing where the day takes us. In the afternoon, I like reading a book while the kids nap and then getting outside again before dinner.

R: What do you like best about your job?

MT: The diversity of stakeholders that we work with and the fact that no two days are the same. I also love the vibrancy of cities and urban areas. These days, Rosslyn is becoming just that.

R: What has been your biggest accomplishment at the BID?

MT: Transitioning from operations to building out a collection of resources for the brokerage community

R: What’s your guilty pleasure?

MT: Ice cream! The good stuff like Ben & Jerry’s or Häagen-Dazs

R: What are you good at?

MT: Connecting the dots. A lot of times a connection between pieces of information or multiple interested parties is just the thing that needs to happen.

R: What’s your fondest memory from childhood?

MT: Traveling out West to the National Parks with my family and extended backpacking trips in the Sierra Nevada mountain ranges. I also traveled a lot as a young adult.

R: Any other fun facts about you?

MT: I’ve been to six of the seven continents and I have to say Antarctica is not on my bucket list. As a young adult, I loved spending time traveling around the world as much as I could before becoming more settled with a family. I can’t wait to take our kids on family adventures.

Michelle's Favorites

Band: Beirut

TV show: The Americans

Book: Up in the Old Hotel by Joseph Mitchell

Movie: Tough one. I love movies with an escape, heist or other puzzles like Shawshank Redemption, Thomas Crown Affair or the Jason Bourne movies.

Color: Blue

Website: Pinterest

Food: Chicken tortilla soup topped with avocado, and if margaritas are in the house, all the better!

Photo at top: Michelle poses for a photo at the 2016 Rosslyn City Social, held at the CEB Waterview Conference Center in May.
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Wednesday, May 22 - Wednesday, October 30
at Central Place Plaza

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Friday, June 21 - Saturday, August 31
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Summer Bootcamp
Monday, August 5 - Friday, August 30
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