Kirk J. Lewis
Kirk J. Lewis is the former Deputy Mayor, City of Detroit serving under Mayor Dave Bing. In this capacity, he managed the day-to-day operations of city departments including the Detroit Fire Department and the Detroit Police Department. He previously served as Chief Governmental and Corporate Affairs Officer for the City of Detroit. In this position, Lewis acted as the Liaison for the City of Detroit to the corporate and philanthropic communities, all educational institutions, as well as the local, state and federal governmental entities. Additionally, he was responsible for the City of Detroit's Department of Health and the Department of Human Services.
Lewis has more than 25 years of executive and financial management experience. During his time as an executive in the automotive industry, he was also able to successfully navigate several industry-wide challenges such as restructuring the operations and finances of a Tier 1 supplier during a precipitous decline in automotive sales. Prior to his Executive Appointment with the City of Detroit, Lewis was Chief Executive Officer of a private supply chain management company serving the health care industry. He also served as the Chief Executive Officer for Cornerstone Charter Schools, where he provided leadership and strategic direction that resulted in stakeholder satisfaction and sustainable growth.
He earned a bachelor's degree in Accounting from Michigan State University and a master's degree in Finance from Wayne State University. He is active in numerous business, philanthropic, community, and civic organizations in Detroit, including: Habitat for Humanity, Detroit Economic Growth Corporation, Urban Policy Advisory Group, Harvard Kennedy School, Detroit Zoological Society, The Parade Company and The Michigan Economic Development Corporation. He has been recognized by several entities, including The Michigan Chronicle's Men of Excellence and Crain's Detroit Business "40 under 40."
Lewis was appointed to the HAP Board in 2011.