University of Michigan Ross School of Business

Daryl Weinert

Past Speaker

Chair, Board of Trustees, Youth For Understanding USA

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Previously Daryl founded and served as the first executive director of the Business Engagement Center, the focal point for corporate interactions at the University of Michigan.

He joined the University in 1999 as director of corporate relations for the College of Engineering.  In 2006 he was promoted to senior director of corporate and government relations.  Before joining the University he served as the director of procurement strategy for Aon Corporation at their worldwide headquarters in Chicago.  Prior to his work at Aon he was vice president of commercial banking with JP Morgan Chase & Co.

In 1992, Daryl volunteered for a year of service abroad with the National Service League, coordinating the Joint Energy Efficiency Project.  This project brought together resources from the U.S. Department of Energy; the City of Pécs, Hungary; and the Pollack Mihály Müszaki Föiskola (Mihály Pollack Technical College) to promote energy efficiency within Hungary and East Central Europe.  Daryl also served as a U.S. Peace Corps volunteer in Nepal from 1987 to 1989, working on the Appropriate Technology program of the Agricultural Development Bank.  Daryl received a B.S. in industrial and operations engineering and a B.A. in economics from the University of Michigan.

Daryl currently serves as Chair of the Board of Trustees for Youth For Understanding USA (one of the world’s oldest, largest, and most respected student exchange organizations, a non-profit international educational organization with programs in 64 countries), on the Board of Directors of the Ann Arbor/Ypsilanti Regional Chamber of Commerce, on the Business Development Committee of Ann Arbor SPARK (a regional economic development organization), and as Principal Investigator overseeing a $2 million grant from the Michigan Economic Development Corporation to form the Michigan Corporate Relations Network (a statewide network of six universities connecting corporations to critical university assets that promote innovation and economic growth).

Session: Positive Business in Action: Youth for Understanding

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