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Perdue School Dean Weer Named President of SWED Board of Directors

Perdue School Dean Weer Named President of SWED Board of Directors

By SU Public Relations

SALISBURY, MD---Dr. Christy Weer, dean of Salisbury University’s Franklin P. Perdue School of Business, has been named president of the Salisbury-Wicomico Economic Development (SWED) board of directors, the first woman to hold the position in the organization’s 55-year history.

SWED is a nonprofit economic development corporation charged with strengthening the economy of Salisbury, Wicomico County and region. The organization’s members include both public and private sectors.

Weer earned her M.B.A. from SU in 1996. After working several years in the insurance industry and receiving her Ph.D. from Drexel University, she returned to SU as an assistant professor of management in 2009. She served three years as associate dean, starting in 2011, before becoming interim dean in 2014 and moving into her current position in 2015.

She is engaged with the community as a member of the Salisbury Area Chamber of Commerce Voting Council, the Wicomico County Tourism and Civic Center Commission, and as a founding member of the Greater Salisbury Women’s Leadership Council.  

In addition, she serves on the Maryland Small Business Development Center (SBDC) Advisory Board, is on the Business Program Advisory Board for Delaware Technical Community College and Chairs the Wicomico County American Cancer Society Volunteer Leadership Council.

Weer also is active in her profession, serving as an at-large board member of the Mid-Atlantic Association of Colleges of Business Administration (MAACBA) and as past-chair of the AACSB Women Administrators in Management Education (WAME) Steering Committee.  In 2021, she was named among Maryland’s Top 100 Women by The Daily Record.

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