David Weber

Senior Director, Sloan
Office of External Relations

Biography

David Weber
David A. Weber is Director of Corporate Relations for the MIT Sloan School of Management, where he has responsibility for developing and maintaining a wide variety of corporate partnerships with industry which support research, education and student organizations. His activities also include a focus on supporting new life sciences initiatives which link MIT Sloan with other parts of MIT, including the MIT Center for Biomedical Innovation (CBI), as well as other research and educational activities.



Prior to this role, he was Director of the MIT Management of Technology (MOT) Program, a 12-month Master's Program in Management for mid-career executives with strong technical backgrounds who are preparing to develop, build and lead technology-intensive businesses. He also served as Co-Director of the Sloan Fellows Program in Innovation and Global Leadership, a strategic integration of the MOT and Sloan Fellows Programs which have been the pillars of Executive Education at the Sloan School for many years. Prior to directing the MOT Program, Weber has served as Director of the MBA Program, Director of Educational Services, and Director of Student Services at the Sloan School, along with a number of other student services positions at MIT. He has also played significant roles in two major double-degree programs which integrate MIT Sloan with other departments at MIT: the Biomedical Enterprise Program and the Leaders for Manufacturing Program. His current professional interests include entrepreneurship, innovation, corporate venturing, industry partnerships, and executive education.



Before returning to MIT in 1986, Weber enjoyed a successful career for nearly ten years with the Delco Moraine Division of the General Motors Corporation, where he held various positions in manufacturing management and forward planning. While employed at General Motors as an undergraduate, Weber was selected as a GM Scholar at the University of Wisconsin, where he received his BS in Industrial Engineering in 1979. Later in his career, he was also selected as a GM Fellow at the MIT Sloan School of Management, where he received his SM in Management in 1983. Weber also earned the EdM from Harvard University in 1992, where he concentrated in Higher Education Administration. Upon graduation from MIT, he was awarded the Seley Scholarship, the highest award granted to a graduating MIT Sloan student. Weber was also awarded the Theodore Herfurth Scholarship at the University of Wisconsin, and was the Wisconsin finalist for the Harry S. Truman National Award. Recently, Weber was selected as a Susan Vogt Fellow by the Boston Consortium for Higher Education.



Weber is married with one daughter, and enjoys ocean sailing, golf, and snow skiing, along with many other sports and outdoor activities. He serves on the Visiting Committee for the University of Wisconsin Industrial and Systems Engineering Department, the board of the Technology Management Education Association, and the board of Junior Achievement of Massachusetts, in addition to other committees and advisory activities within MIT.

 

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