Portrait of Jay Kiedrowski
P. Jay
Senior Fellow
248 Humphrey School
Leadership and Management Area
Areas of Expertise
Health care policy; local government; nonprofit and NGO management; public budgeting; public management; public service redesign


Since 2004, Jay Kiedrowski has been a Senior Fellow at the Public and Nonprofit Leadership Center (PNLC) at the Humphrey School of Public Affairs at the University of Minnesota specializing in public/nonprofit finance, organizational development, and leadership. Kiedrowski retired from Wells Fargo & Co. in 2004 as an Executive Vice President and Manager of the Institutional Investments Group, after a 17 year career. Before joining Wells Fargo/Norwest, Kiedrowski was Commissioner of Finance and Chief Financial Officer for the State of Minnesota. Prior to that, he was the Budget Director and Assistant City Coordinator for the City of Minneapolis. He started his career working for the Minnesota Senate in urban and tax research. Kiedrowski serves on the board of the Greater Metropolitan Housing Corporation, is a director of the UCare MN/WI board, is a member of the Guthrie Theater Board, is an advisory board member of the Carlson School of Management Funds Enterprise Committee, and is on the MN Hearing Instrument Dispenser Advisory Council. Kiedrowski has written numerous articles and editorials, and has made hundreds of presentations on public/nonprofit finance, organizational development, and leadership. Jay and his wife, Iris, live in southwest Minneapolis and have three grown children and eight grandchildren.


EDD in Leadership (St. Mary's University of Minnesota, 2005)

MA (U of MN School of Public Affairs, 1973)

BS (U of MN, 1971)