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Senior Fellow Jay Kiedrowski of the Humphrey Institute

Jay Kiedrowski

Senior Fellow, Public and Nonprofit Leadership Center, Humphrey School

Office: 248 Humphrey Center
Phone: 612-626-5026

"The Humphrey School is the premier public affairs school of the Upper Midwest. The school has the responsibility to educate and develop the next generation of leaders. The institute also can engage with the community, sharing its research and expertise to try to improve public decision-making."


Areas of Expertise

Federal, state, and local public finance including budgeting, debt management, and financial analysis; nonprofit finance; public and nonprofit organizational performance including strategic human resources management, organizational development, and service innovation and redesign; and leadership including integrative leadership.


Jay Kiedrowski is a senior fellow in the Public and Nonprofit Leadership Center at the Humphrey School of Public Affairs. He teaches courses on public and nonprofit financial analysis and budgeting, organizational performance and change, strategic human resources management, integrative leadership, and public service redesign. He also does executive training and consults.

Before coming to the University in 2004, Kiedrowski was the executive vice president for Wells Fargo and Company (successor to Northwest Corporation). He was responsible for leading institutional trust, institutional brokerage, and trust operations for the merged Northwest / Wells Fargo organization.

Kiedrowski served as Minnesota Deputy Commissioner and Commissioner of Finance from 1983 to 1987 and budget director for the City of Minneapolis from 1978 to1982. He also served as a researcher and committee administrator with the Minnesota State Senate between 1973 and 1977, specializing in tax and urban policy analysis.

Kiedrowski serves on several boards and participates in other community act ivies. His board service includes the, State of Minnesota Investment Advisory Council, UCare Minnesota, Wisconsin Health Care Insurance Board, Humphrey School of Public Affairs, Carlson School of Management, Greater Metropolitan Housing Corporation, Guthrie Theater, and Minneapolis Schools Referendum Oversight Committee.

Kiedrowski earned a B.S.M.E. in industrial engineering from the University of Minnesota and a master of arts from the University's School of Public Affairs. He also earned an Ed.D. from St. Mary’s University of Minnesota.

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Courses Taught

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