Kevin D. Kyles
Kevin D. Kyles
Delta Pi - Spring 1984
Grand Keeper of Records
Kevin D. Kyles is a Spring 1984 initiate of the Michigan State University Chapter, the Delta Pi of Kappa Alpha Psi® Fraternity, Inc. He is a Grand Chapter and Northern Province life member of the fraternity and currently a member of the Detroit (MI) Alumni Chapter. Brother Kyles currently serves as a member of the 34th Grand Polemarch’s Administration Team as the National Director of Organizational Effectiveness and the Chairman of the COVID-19 Task Force. He is also the Chairman of the Strategic Plan Implementation Team that oversees the execution of the fraternity’s five-year strategic plan.
During his undergraduate years, he was very active in his undergraduate chapter as well as the Northern Province. Brother Kyles held the positions of Strategus, Keeper of Records, Dean of Pledges, and Keeper of Records for Alumni Affairs. In 1987, he was elected to the Northern Province Board of Directors as an undergraduate member. He served as the co-Chairman of the Northern Province Fundraising Committee and established the undergraduate “Super Jam” parties that were held at Cobo Hall for several years. These events were tremendous financial successes for the Province.
Upon his completion of a B.S. degree in Computer Science in 1988, he immediately joined the Detroit (MI) Alumni Chapter. As a member of Detroit Alumni, Brother Kyles has held the offices of Lt. Strategus, Asst. Keeper of Records, member of the Board of Directors (1992 – 1998), Vice Polemarch (2003-2005) and was the 39th Polemarch (2005-2008). He has held various committee chairmanships (Fundraising, Golf, Black & White Ball, Reclamation and 64th Northern Province Local Planning) and served on numerous committees. He has also been a board member of the Kappa Detroit Foundation (1993 – 2011) in which he served in roles as Vice President and Chairman of the Scholarships & Grants Committee.
Brother Kyles was elected Northern Province Keeper of Records and Exchequer in 1994 and held the position until 1998. During his tenure, he restored financial solvency to the Province and instituted policies and procedures to ensure financial accountability. In 1995, he was selected as Northern Province Brother of the Year and in 1998, he was presented with the Northern Province’s highest honor “The Robert L. Gordon Achievement Award”. He was elected to the Northern Province Board in 2008 and re-elected in 2011. He was appointed the Senior Province Vice Polemarch of the Northern Province in August 2011 and elected in April 2012.
He served as the 24th Northern Province Polemarch from 2016 – 2021 initially appointed by 33rd Grand Polemarch Thomas L. Battles, Jr. and re-appointed by 34th Grand Polemarch Reuben A. Shelton, III, Esq. The focus of Brother Kyles’ administration was getting “Back to the Basics” and focusing on local chapter success and sustainability. The foundation of the administration was “BROTHERHOOD” including six pillars of focus: Undergraduate Support, Service, Communication, Training, Technology and Risk Management. Some of the key accomplishments of his administration were the establishment a 501(c)3 philanthropic arm of the province the Diamond Achievement Foundation, giving $31,000 in scholarships to undergraduate members which encourage academic excellence and increased the average GPA of the province, donating $40,000 to the Smithsonian Museum of African American History, chartering the Canada Alumni Chapter in 2020, and doubling the nets assets of the province by the end of his tenure.
At the Grand Chapter level, Brother Kyles has served on several national committees (Nominations, Elections and Finance). From 1995 to 1999, he served under 28th Grand Polemarch Ronald R. Young as Chairman of the National Student Revolving Loan Fund. He also served as Vice Chairman of the Council of Province Polemarchs (2019 – 2021) and as Vice Chairman of the Council of Senior Province Vice Polemarchs (2015 – 2016).
Brother Kyles’ professional career began at Chrysler Corporation in 1986 as a summer intern in the Systems Planning department. He spent a total 14 years with Chrysler Corporation holding various positions with increasing responsibilities in the areas of Logistics, Purchasing Systems, Plant Production Control, Corporate Production Control, Production and Non-Production Purchasing. In 1993 (while working full-time), he earned an MBA degree in finance and economics from Wayne State University. After Chrysler, he held executive management positions at both MSX International and Visteon Corporation before leaving Corporate America in 2005 to become a full-time entrepreneur. He was President & CEO of Radiant Logistics, Inc. from 2005 – 2012 which provided vehicle delivery services within the 48 contiguous states.
Currently, he is a Senior Program Manager and leader within the Product Development area of Blue Cross Blue Shield of MI leading enterprise wide multi-million-dollar projects to bring new products and services to the healthcare insurance market. He has continued his entrepreneurial activities as a partner in MPressions Marketing, LLC and Inscriptiongolf, LLC, which both provide promotional products and marketing services. He is also an adjunct instructor of Business and Economics at Wayne County Community College District and Upper Iowa University.
Brother Kyles and his wife Zena (AKA) have been married for 30+ years. He has one daughter (Autumn (AKA)), two sons (Andre’ and Kevin), and one granddaughter (Amira). He is a member of Empowerment Church of Southfield, MI and is affiliated with several professional, social, and community service organizations.