As senior vice president and chief officer of the Americas for AACSB International, Michael Wiemer holds regional responsibility for strategic development and advancing AACSB’s mission across the Americas. Wiemer is a member of AACSB’s senior and extended leadership teams and provides executive support to the Latin American & Caribbean Advisory Council, the AACSB Nominating Committee, and the AACSB-GRLI global alliance, among others. He has initiated and operationalized strategic initiatives in the European, Latin American, North American, and Asia Pacific Regions. He also serves as an industry representative and speaker at management education events worldwide. Since joining AACSB in 2004, Wiemer has held multiple leadership positions, including vice president of outreach and assistant vice president of global professional development. He is credited with accelerating AACSB’s globalization efforts through regional strategy and alliance development, leading the rapid worldwide expansion of AACSB’s educational programming portfolio, and launching/developing the AACSB Global Outreach operations. Prior to AACSB, Wiemer was the director of international programs at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business, overseeing the International MBA degree and International Business Exchange programs. Wiemer holds an MBA in international business from Dominican University and a BA in international relations from the University of Minnesota. He studied executive leadership at Babson College, as well as advanced Mandarin Chinese at the National Taiwan Normal University while living and working in Asia.