Edward F. Kelly
Acting Assistant Director
Edward F. Kelly was appointed as deputy chief immigration judge in March 2013. He received a bachelor of arts degree in 1982 and a juris doctorate in 1987, both from the University of Notre Dame. From March 2011 to March 2013, Judge Kelly served as an assistant chief immigration judge. From November 2009 to March 2011, Judge Kelly served as senior counsel and chief of staff for the Office of the Chief Immigration Judge (OCIJ), Executive Office for Immigration Review (EOIR). From 2007 to 2009, he was counsel for operations for OCIJ. From 1998 to 2007, Judge Kelly was a senior legal advisor for the Board of Immigration Appeals (BIA), EOIR. From 1995 to 1998, he served as a supervisory attorney and team leader for the BIA. From 1989 to 1993 and again from 1994 to 1995, Judge Kelly was an attorney advisor for the BIA. From 1987 to 1989, he served as an assistant counsel, Subcommittee on Immigration, Refugees and International Law, U.S. House of Representatives, Washington, D.C. From 1982 to 1984, he served in the U.S. Peace Corps in Gabon, Africa. Judge Kelly is a member of the Virginia State Bar.
(Wyevetra Jordan is on detail outside of EOIR)
Wyevetra Jordan was appointed assistant director for administration for the Executive Office for Immigration Review in March 2013. Ms. Jordan received her bachelor of science in Business Administration from Bowie State University in June 1994. From December 2003 to October 2009, Ms. Jordan served as appropriations liaison officer for the Justice Management Division, Department of Justice, before being selected and serving as the senior appropriations liaison officer from October 2009 to March 2013. From June 2000 to December 2003, she was the chief of Budget Outreach and Communications for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Department of Commerce. From September 1992 to June 2000, she worked as a budget and program analyst at the Department of the Interior (DOI). During her time at DOI, she also served a one-year competitive detail as a program examiner with the Water and Power Branch, Office of Management and Budget, where she developed and monitored the budget formulation and execution activities of several agencies.