Eric Wiechart

Eric Wiechart grew up in a family-owned business. He also grew up in a blue-collar Irish/Italian neighborhood that considered Notre Dame the pinnacle. So the community inspired him to work academically to achieve a degree from Our Lady’s University. Rebelling from his youth, he chased “big” business, eventually realizing that, for him, joy came from small business. Mr. Wiechart sincerely believes small business is the economic, social, and cultural backbone of our society. He believes wholeheartedly that to provide meaningful work is the greatest success achievable in life. He looks forward to the challenges life offers in his next career and believes the Inspired Leadership Initiative will promote heading into this next chapter fully armed.