Daryl Weinert

Friday, July 21, 2017

Location Hall of Philosophy

Gate pass required. Purchase at our Main Gate Welcome Center, (716) 357-6250

In conversation with Michael Hill, former president of YFU and current president of Chautauqua Institution

Daryl Weinert is associate vice president for research at the University of Michigan, overseeing the administrative and business functions of the University’s $1.4 billion research enterprise, including  budget, finance, human resources, shared services, and communications. Additionally, he provides leadership for research administration across the campus, co-chairing the Research Administration Advisory Council and providing strategic oversight of the Office of Research and Sponsored Programs (ORSP). Daryl also has management responsibility for the Business Engagement Center (BEC), the focal point for corporate interactions at the University. In 2007 he founded the BEC as one of the first holistic corporate relations offices in the world, and served as the executive director until 2012.

Daryl Weinert joined the University of Michigan 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 of Michigan he served as the director of procurement strategy for Aon Corporation at their global 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. He received a B.S. in industrial and operations engineering and a B.A. in economics from the University of Michigan in 1986.

Since 2012 Daryl has served as chair of the board of trustees for Youth For Understanding USA. YFU is one of the world's oldest, largest, and most respected student exchange organizations. It is a non-profit international educational organization, headquartered in Washington, D.C., with programs in over 60 countries around the globe. Daryl was a YFU student on program in Spain in 1980.