Meet our speakers
J. Michael Bowman
J. Michael Bowman is the Associate Director of the University of Delaware’s Office of Economic Innovation and Partnerships (OEIP) and the State Director of the Delaware Small Business Development Center (SBDC).
Mike is the founder and President of the Delaware Technology Park, Inc. (DTP), an organization that supports the launch and growth of technology companies across a diverse group of industries. Prior to leading DTP, Mike was a Vice President and General Manager for E.I. duPont de Nemours and the Advanced Material Systems business unit, which developed more than 40 new technologies for commercialization and grew to $1B in annual revenue.
For more than a decade Amy has used her position as Principal, Community Reinvestment at Discover Bank to elevate organizations and causes that improve the financial health and quality of life for Delawareans. Amy manages community development activities to support the Bank’s Community Reinvestment Act (CRA) compliance including the Bank’s CRA charitable giving and service activities in Delaware and supporting CRA investments and loans totaling over $100 million annually in the mid-Atlantic region.
Amy is active with a number of Community Development Financial Institutions (CDFIs). She serves on the Board of Directors of NCALL, where she chairs the Loan Fund and New Market Tax Credit Committee, and as a member of Cinnaire’s New Markets Tax Credit Advisory Committee and CDFI Advisory Committee.
Bruce W. Weber is the Dean of the Lerner College of Business and Economics at the University of Delaware. He is also a professor of Technology Management and an affiliated faculty member of UD’s Institute for Financial Services Analytics. He is an Advisory Council member for SWIFT, the worldwide financial messaging operator.
Before joining UD, he was a professor and department chair for Management Science & Operations at London Business School. His research examines the economics of electronic markets and highlights the new challenges facing traders, managers, and regulators in an increasingly computerized financial services industry. Weber earned a Ph.D. in decision sciences from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania and a bachelor’s degree in mathematics from Harvard University.