Detroit/Wayne County Port Authority announces new leadership
Burleson will serve as Interim Executive Director until February 1, 2018, while the DWCPA Board of Directors conducts a search for a permanent replacement. Additionally, during this time, Delorean Holmes, current Economic Development Manager at the DWCPA, will serve as Interim Deputy Director.
“Our agency plays a vital role within southeast Michigan’s economic vitality,” said Burleson. “I’m excited to be able to continue my work with the DWCPA and be an essential partner in building greater Detroit’s future.”
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.