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Andy Wasser


Associate Dean, School of Information Systems and Management; Adjunct Faculty

Andrew Wasser is the Associate Dean of The Heinz College’s School of Information Systems and Management at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, PA. He is responsible for three of the highest ranked graduate-level programs in applied business/information technology in the nation and is Executive Director of Heinz College Executive Education.

Dean Wasser teaches classes in Global IT Management and IT Delivery in Complex Organizations to masters’ students and in executive education programs.

Dean Wasser’s career has centered on applying business technology in large financial service environments. He most recently served as Director of Mellon Financial Corporation’s Project Office, where he and his team achieved CMM Level 3 certification for over 1,000 software professionals. At Mellon, Dean Wasser established an enterprise-wide offshore IT outsourcing program, successfully implementing standard practices for workload selection, vendor management, compliance, and reporting.

From 1995-2000, he served as the Chief Information Officer the Dreyfus Corporation, leading more than 200 technologists at one of the nation’s leading mutual fund and retirement services companies. Throughout his career, he has successfully run metrics, re-engineering, and training programs in banking and investment management organizations. He has served on numerous industry advisory boards and has guest lectured in both academic and industry forums. 

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