Portrait of Jay Kiedrowski
P. Jay
Senior Fellow (retired)
248 Humphrey School
Currently reviewing Ph.D. applicants
Leadership and Management Area
Areas of Expertise
Government management; nonprofit and NGO management; public finance and budgeting; public service redesign; human resource management


    Jay Kiedrowski was a senior fellow in the leadership and management area at the Humphrey School of Public Affairs from 2004 until his retirement in 2022.  He specialized 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)