David Welsh

Lehigh University

Executive Director


David E. Welsh is the Executive Director of Executive Education at Lehigh University’s College of Business and Economics with responsibility for the growth and corporate outreach of the University’s specialized business and leadership development programming exclusively designed for executives by Lehigh University faculty.

Mr. Welsh brings over 18 years of professional experience in higher education, having served in Director roles at INSEAD, the Thunderbird School of Management and Drexel University. Known as an entrepreneurial leader, he has had success in the development and growth of new business in both for-profit and non-profit industries and has led institutions to success in both national and international rankings recognition. He has extensive experience cultivating C-level clients from Fortune Global companies and working with clients on senior leadership development and talent management strategies.

He earned a B.S. in Management from Drexel University and went on to complete both an M.B.A. in Investment Management and an M.S. in Finance at Drexel. David also has a Certificate in Global Human Capital Management from the Wharton School of Business and training in International Negotiations from George Washington University.