WILLIAM B. EIMICKE is Professor of Practice in International and Public Affairs and the founding director of the Picker Center for Executive Education of Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs. Eimicke teaches courses in management, cross sector partnerships, applied policy analysis, and innovation.
Through the Picker Center, Eimicke has helped create and has directed a number of major executive training programs including the Brazil Mayors program, Hong Kong Civil Service Advanced Leadership Program, and a wide range of customized programs for public and private organizations in USA, China, Northern Ireland, South Africa, Singapore, UNDP, Saudi Arabia, Malaysia, and Colombia. He is also the co-author (with fellow SIPA faculty member Howard W. Buffett) of Social Value Investing-A Management Framework for Effective Partnerships (Columbia University Press 2018).
Eimicke previously served as housing “czar” of New York State helping to create and launch the massive Housing New York program, producing over 200,000 units of rehabilitated and new affordable apartments over 15 years. As New York Governor Cuomo’s deputy secretary for policy and programs, he represented the governor on all matters concerning housing, community and economic development and sports.
In 2008, he was named to the Irish Voice newspaper’s inaugural Irish Education 100, a listing of leading figures in education across North America. Eimicke holds a BA, MPA and PhD from the Maxwell School of Syracuse University.