Kurt M. Weigle

Kurt Weigle is Managing Director of Quality Support Services in New Orleans, a facilities management and staffing company with special expertise in the healthcare, real estate, and light industrial sectors and specialty services to the U.S. Department of Defense and other federal agencies. Previously, Mr. Weigle was the longest-tenured chief executive in the history of New Orleans’ Downtown Development District (DDD), which he served from 2003 until 2021. During his tenure, the DDD’s policy, planning, and placemaking strategies, including vastly expanding the Louisiana Historic Tax Credit program, led to the attraction of more than $7 billion of real estate development to downtown New Orleans. Mr. Weigle earned his Master of Urban Planning and Bachelor of Arts degrees from the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor.

Mr. Weigle serves on the boards of the National New Markets Fund, New Orleans Police & Justice Foundation, and Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of New Orleans. He is a past director of the International Downtown Association, the Arts Council of New Orleans, the Health Education Authority of Louisiana, and other local charities.