Chester (Chet) Warzynski is currently senior advisor on strategic financial initiatives at Carnegie Mellon University. In addition to his work at CMU, he consults on leadership and organizational development at the University of Arizona, the State University of New York, and Pennsylvania State University. His previous positions included executive director of the Office of Organizational Development at the Georgia Institute of Technology and director of organizational development services at Cornell University. He has taught graduate and undergraduate courses in management, leadership, and organizational development at Cornell University, and leadership in the School of Public Policy at Georgia Tech.
He completed his undergraduate and graduate studies in sociology at Southern Illinois University and the University of Western Ontario, and doctoral studies in educational planning and social science at the University of Toronto and Tilburg University in the Netherlands.
He has published on leadership development, strategic planning, organization development, business process reengineering, project management, and sustainability. His current research is on leading innovation. He has served on boards of private and public organizations.