Kyle has a professional career that has focused on government, education, and public service. He began his career as a City Year AmeriCorps volunteer in Boston, MA and later joined the staff and led new site development and the startup of City Year Baton Rouge, New Orleans, Johannesburg, and Los Angeles. He has served as a Senior Budget Analyst in the Office of Budget and Management for the City of Chicago; Deputy Chief Financial Officer of the School District of Philadelphia; Chief Administrative Officer of the Louisiana Recovery School District; and President and Chief Executive Officer of NOCCA-a performing and visual arts high school and agency of the State of Louisiana- where he was recognized as the outstanding national art school leader. Kyle is past chair of the New Orleans City Planning Commission and Volunteer Louisiana; chair of the National Art Schools Network; was an Aspen/Pahara fellow, a Norman C. Francis Leadership Fellow, and a Coro Fellow. In his spare time he enjoys being with his wife and son above all else, but also experiencing the arts, sights, sounds, food, and culture of New Orleans and any place he is fortunate enough to visit. Kyle walks this world having seen and experienced the New Orleans Saints and Chicago Cubs as World Champions. Kyle has a BA from St. Olaf College, an MPA from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, and a Ph.D. in Public Policy from the Southern University and A&M College Nelson Mandela School of Government.
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