For Immediate Release
CONTACT: Leslie Shephard
DETROIT (Aug. 2, 2022) – Detroit Public Television’s Board of Trustees recently elected Dan Duggan, the vice president of loan origination at Bernard Financial Group, as one of its newest members.
“We are honored to have such a credentialed business professional as Dan on our board,” said Rich Homberg, president and CEO of Detroit Public Television (DPTV). “With his insight, skills and proven history in finance and executive-level media, he will be a key contributor to our mission and will provide invaluable guidance in our efforts to promote and energize our work in Detroit and throughout Southeast Michigan.”
In his role as vice president, Duggan has originated more than $300 million in loans. He also serves as a mentor to new brokers and an advisor to the ownership of the firm on key issues. Bernard Financial is Michigan’s largest commercial mortgage banking firm, offering financing for all asset classes of investment real estate.
Duggan came on board with the Bernard Financial Group after more than a decade of executive-level media experience. He was editor-in-chief of the Illinois Real Estate Journal, a commercial real estate publication in Chicago, before returning home to Detroit, where he assumed real estate coverage for Crain’s Detroit Business. He was later promoted to lead all revenue-producing special projects. In this role, he created product lines for live events, webinars and print publications, efforts that typically surpassed $1 million in profits annually. Additionally, he took on special projects on behalf of the Crain family, which generated revenue across multiple Crain publications.
Currently, Duggan is also serving on the Troy Community Foundation as Treasurer. The community foundation is a nonprofit which raises funds and manages endowments to benefit the Troy community through grants and charitable support. Additionally, he is serving a two-year term on the board of directors for Michigan’s Commercial Board of REALTORS and is chair of the programming committee.
Dan holds a real estate sales license in the state of Michigan. He also contracts with various local and national events and medi a publications as a public speaker on real estate and finance topics.
He is an alumnus of Michigan State University, a fifth generation of his family to call metro Detroit his home, and a member of Temple Emanu-El in Oak Park.
Outside the office, Duggan enjoys spending quality time with his wife and three children. He and his family reside in Troy.
About Detroit Public TV
Serving Southeast Michigan, Detroit Public TV (DPTV) is Michigan’s largest and most watched television station, with the most diverse public television audience in the country. DPTV is the state’s only community-licensed station, meaning it operates independently of any educational or government institution. Each week, more than two million people watch DPTV’s five broadcast channels, and nearly 200,000 people listen to its radio station, 90.9 WRCJ, for classical days and jazzy nights. In addition, DPTV is building the next generation of public media with a rapidly growing digital presence, which now reaches more than half a million unique visitors through its website, YouTube channels and social media platforms each month. Visit DPTV.org.