DKI STAFF ROLES
Steve Deisler, AICP, President
Steve Deisler served as Vice President of Downtown Kalamazoo Incorporated from 1999, until taking on the role of President in January of 2013. He manages the planning and development activities for downtown Kalamazoo, including the organization’s real estate holdings, implementation of the Downtown Vision Plan and economic development projects. He also coordinates business development functions and the downtown parking system. Steve has over 27 years of experience in the urban planning, urban design and economic development field, managing projects in excess of $100 million dollars. He serves as Vice-Chair of the Michigan Downtown Association and is also a member of the American Planning Association, International Council of Shopping Centers and International Economic Development Council. Steve has also been affiliated with International Downtown Association since 1999 and is a 2003 Leadership Kalamazoo graduate.
Eva joined DKI in 2014 after completing her Bachelor's degree at the University of Michigan in Sociology. Before coming to DKI, Eva interned with community development corporations in Detroit helping with community based research. At DKI, Eva assists with administrative duties and other projects pertaining to downtown. She also is responsible for crafting the weekly newsletter, updating the website, managing social media and communicating with downtown stakeholders.
Deb Houseman has been the Finance Director for Downtown Kalamazoo Incorporated since July of 2008. She manages the accounting for all of the DKI entities and performs payroll and various other human resource responsibilities. Deb has 27 years of experience in accounting.
Sharlene Stockwell has worked in accounting for Downtown Kalamazoo Incorporated since March of 2004. Shar is responsible for performing the accounts payable and accounts receivable functions for all of the DKI entities and assists in various other accounting duties.