Daryl WeinertUniversity of Michigan
Business Engagement Center
What inspires me about SMART:
Transportation is a fundamental challenge for the 21st century. SMART’s multi-disciplinary and comprehensive approach to address the challenges inherent in developing sustainable solutions is inspirational.
As executive director of the Business Engagement Center, Daryl oversees the campus-wide strategy for corporate interactions at U-M. He joined 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 he served as the director of procurement for Aon Corporation at their worldwide headquarters in Chicago. Prior to his work at Aon he was vice president of commercial banking with Bank One. 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 Mihály Pollack Technical College to promote energy efficiency within Hungary and East Central Europe. Daryl also served as a 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 serves on the Board of Directors of the Ann Arbor/Ypsilanti Regional Chamber, and on the Development Committee of Allen Creek Preschool.