Bryan Kieler

Bryan Kieler

Adjunct Professor

Bryan Kieler
Contact Info:
Campus: McNichols Campus
Building: Loranger Architecture
Phone: 586-801-5488
Bryan Kieler
Areas of Expertise:
Economic Development
Community Development Finance
Community Development Finance
Community Development Finance
Strategic Planning/Organizational Development
Malcolm Baldrige Framework


  • Doctorate in Business Administration in Innovation and Strategy, Walden University
  • M.S. in Strategic Leadership, Walsh College
  • M.B.A. with a Finance concentration, Oakland University
  • B.A. in English, Oakland University


Bryan K. Kieler is an adjunct professor in Community Development and teaches economic development and structured community development finance. He serves as the Senior Vice President, Community Development Banking, Michigan Market Manager at PNC Bank. In this role Kieler oversees PNC’s community development lending, investments, and sits on their local foundation board that provides grants to support strengthening nonprofits and communities throughout Michigan. Before joining PNC Bank, Kieler served as IFF’s Director of Lending in Ohio (previously in Michigan) where he was responsible for evaluating complex loan requests, coordinating with IFF’s Real Estate Solutions team, and fostering strategic partnerships that led to transformational change. Kieler facilitated the structuring and approval of loans totaling more than $75 million for nonprofits serving low-income communities and people with disabilities in Michigan and Ohio.

Prior to IFF, Kieler served as Vice President for Huntington Bank in its Community Development Group, where he was responsible for the portfolio management of the community development loans involving Low-Income Housing Tax Credits (LIHTC) and New Markets Tax Credits (NMTC). He is also an adjunct professor at Walsh College, where he teaches finance and management graduate level courses, and at the DeVos School of Management at Northwood University, where he teaches financial management. Additionally, Kieler is a board member with Midtown Detroit Inc., Accounting Aid Society, Haven of Oakland County, Starfish Family Services, Venture Inc. and the executive advisory committee for Winning Futures.

Kieler earned a B.A. in English and an M.B.A. with a Finance concentration from Oakland University, a M.S. in Strategic Leadership from Walsh College and a Doctorate in Business Administration in Innovation and Strategy from Walden University. Kieler’s dissertation uses the Malcolm Baldrige Framework in helping nonprofit organizations explore reducing their reliance on government grants by diversifying revenues. Kieler is a Baldrige Framework Quality Excellence Examiner.

    Research Topics

    • Reducing Reliance on Government Funding in the Nonprofit Sector