Russ Kavalhuna, Commissioner, Dearborn

Russ Kavalhuna

Mr. Kavalhuna is President of Henry Ford College of Dearborn. He previously held the position of Executive Director of Flight Operations at Western Michigan University. He is a former airline captain, a licensed attorney, and a former federal prosecutor in the Western District of Michigan. Mr. Kavalhuna graduated from Western Michigan University's College of Aviation, with a Bachelor's degree in Aviation Science. He holds a Juris Doctor from Western Michigan University Cooley Law School, where he later served as an Adjunct Law Professor. Governor Jennifer Granholm appointed him to the Aeronautics Commission in 2009, and Governor Rick Snyder reappointed him in 2013 and 2017. He has previously served as Chairman and Vice Chairman of the Aeronautics Commission.