Michael D. Wiemer
Director, Fintech Center, Kate Tiedemann School of Business and Finance
Campus: St. Petersburg
Michael D. Wiemer is the director of the Fintech Center in the Kate Tiedemann School of Business and Finance on the USF St. Petersburg campus. He is an experienced C-level executive with more than two decades of progressive leadership in business education and global 501(c)(3) associations, fostering an inclusive culture of innovation and growth mindset. Wiemer has a strong record of leading high-performing, cross-functional matrix teams to drive business development, market expansion and revenue growth.
Prior to his appointment at the Muma College of Business, Wiemer was senior vice president and chief officer of the Americas for AACSB International (AACSB), the world’s foremost accreditor and largest business education alliance. He is credited with achieving record regional membership and a 54% increase in revenues, globalizing AACSB’s education and professional development portfolio, and launching a strategic B2B partnership unit engaging hundreds of organizations from the higher education, corporate, nonprofit, and public sectors worldwide.
Before AACSB, Wiemer was director of international programs at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business where he led the international MBA degree and international business exchange program. He also previously held several leadership positions at Dominican University of California resulting in the launch of an international executive education program and formation of a new university center for international programs.
Wiemer earned an MBA in international business from Dominican University of California and a bachelor’s degree in international relations from the University of Minnesota. He also studied executive leadership at Babson College and advanced Mandarin Chinese at the National Taiwan University while living and working in Asia.