Daryl Weinert of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, currently serves as Chief of Staff and Vice President of Strategic Initiatives at Carnegie Mellon University. Weinert serves as a trusted, confidential adviser to the president, helping to implement the university’s priorities and goals in close collaboration with senior university leadership and external stakeholders. He facilitates, coordinates and provides leadership for a broad set of university-wide initiatives, with a focus on those cutting across multiple administrative and academic units. He also oversees programmatic and budgetary matters in the Office of the President.

 His professional career has included serving as Associate Vice President at the University of Michigan’s office of research where he oversaw budget and finance, human resources, shared services and communications. Additionally, he provided leadership for research administration co-chairing the Research Administration Advisory Council and providing strategic oversight of the Office of Research and Sponsored Programs. Weinert also founded and served as the first Executive Director of Michigan’s Business Engagement Center, the focal point for corporate interactions at the University of Michigan. Previously, he served as the Director of Procurement Strategy at Aon Corporation and Vice President for Commercial Banking at J.P. Morgan Chase.

 Weinert’s background includes international experiences working for the U.S. Department of Energy in Hungary, serving as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Nepal, and participating as a YFU American Overseas high school exchange student to Spain. Weinert earned degrees in Industrial and Operations Engineering and Economics from the University of Michigan. 

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