Kevin M. Sweeney

Title: Collaborator - Academic
Tel: 508-831-413-427-7416
Department: Foisie Business School
Kevin M. Sweeney
Professor of Practice, Foisie Business School
Corporate & Professional Education
Education: 
BA University of Massachusetts, Amherst 1987
JD University of Wisconsin Law School 1990
MBA New York University – Stern School of Business; London School of Economics; and HEC School of Management – Paris (TRIUM) 2005
I am thrilled to be a practitioner-educator in finance with the Foisie Business School at WPI. I enjoy working with and learning from my WPI students and sharing what I have learned with them from more than 25 years of professional experience in finance, business, and law. My work at WPI covers corporate and personal finance, financial technology (FinTech), stakeholder value and governance, financial institutions, regional economic development, and financial intelligence for strategic decision-making. I am involved in various project-based learning and other initiatives at WPI, including the FinTech Collaborative, the Wall Street/FinTech Project Center, and the Pioneer Valley Project Center. In addition to my work at WPI, I am a member of the Boards of Directors of Western New England Bancorp (NASDAQ: WNEB) and its subsidiary Westfield Bank, a federally chartered stock savings bank with operations in Massachusetts and Connecticut. I chair the WNEB/Westfield Bank Board's Finance and Risk Management Committee, and I also serve on its Compensation Committee. I previously served as the CEO of DevelopSpringfield -- a non-profit community economic development firm, and I worked for nearly two decades as a practitioner and senior executive in finance, corporate development, international management, and law with the Fortune 100 global financial services firm MassMutual Financial Group. As a result of my work at WPI, I have been fortunate to experience first-hand how the motivated and talented members of our student body and faculty community creatively address critical challenges in the financial sector, in business, and most importantly in our communities through hands-on, project-based education with impact. I am proud to be a member of the WPI community.
Kevin M. Sweeney
Office: 
Gateway 2 at 50 Prescott Street, #1324
Not having heard something is not as good as having heard it; having heard it is not as good as having seen it; having seen it is not as good as knowing it; knowing it is not as good as putting it into practice.
Xun Kuang (c. 310 BC – c. 235 BC)
Scholarly Work: 
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Professional Highlights & Honors: 
Oxford Blockchain Strategy Programme Certificate
2018
Saïd Business School - University of Oxford, UK
Kalenian Award Recipient - WPI
2015
Worcester Polytechnic Institute
AACSB Bridge Program Graduate (Business School Instructional Practitioner Qualification)
2011
AACSB & University of California (The Paul Merage School of Business), Irvine, CA
Member of the Bar - Commonwealth of Massachusetts
1991
Commonwealth of Massachusetts
Member of the Bar - United States District Court - District of Massachusetts
1991
Bar - United States District Court - District of Massachusetts
Member of the Bar - United States District Court - Western District of Wisconsin
1991
Bar - United States District Court - Western District of Wisconsin
Member of the State Bar of Wisconsin
1990
State Bar of Wisconsin