Adam Kent serves as Deputy Director for the DC Office of the Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC). He is responsible for a wide range of LISC investments and community development initiatives throughout DC. Adam developed and currently leads LISC’s Elevating Equity Initiative, a $50 million effort devoted to fostering equitable and inclusive development in the neighborhoods surrounding the 11th Street Bridge Park. In addition, Adam structures and underwrites loans that facilitate the creation and preservation of affordable rental and ownership housing in DC. He leads LISC’s corridor-specific economic development work, as well as LISC’s creative placemaking projects. Adam also monitors DC legislative and budget activities and provides analysis on issues that affect community development in the District. Prior to joining LISC, Adam worked as a high school math teacher in DC Public Schools and as a researcher at the Urban Institute. Adam also plays trumpet for the DC-based funk and soul band AZTEC SUN, which is consistently voted as one of DC’s Best Local Original Bands. He holds a BA in Economics from Macalester College, a MA in Teaching from American University, and a MPA from Princeton University.