Deputy Director, Kyle Burleson, steps in as interim executive director
Kyle Burleson, current deputy director at the Detroit/Wayne County Port Authority (DWCPA), has stepped in as the interim executive director, replacing John Loftus as he transitions out of the executive director role, a position he has held since 2015.
Burleson will hold the interim executive director position from August 1, 2017 to February 1, 2018, as the DWCPA board of directors search for a permanent executive director.
Delorean Holmes, current economic development manager at the DWCPA, will serve as the interim deputy director during this time.
Prior to joining the DWCPA, Burleson acted as the legislative director in the office of Congresswoman Candice S. Miller where he handled a legislative portfolio consisting of judicial, energy and environmental issues. Burleson has a bachelor’s degree in political science and history from the University of Michigan, and a doctorate in law from the University of Detroit Mercy School of Law.