Full Name
Bryan Kieler
Job Title
Senior Vice President-market Manager
PNC Bank
Speaker Bio
Bryan K. Kieler joined PNC Bank in February 2019 to serve as the SVP, Community Development Banking
Michigan Market Manager. Kieler oversees PNC’s community development lending, investments, and
sits on their local foundation board that provides grants to support strengthening nonprofits and
communities throughout Michigan. Before joining PNC Bank, Kieler served as IFF’s Director of Lending in
Ohio (and previously in Michigan) where he was responsible for evaluating complex loan requests,
coordinating with IFF’s Real Estate Solutions team, and fostering strategic partnerships that led to
transformational change. Over a 4+ year period, Kieler facilitated the structuring and approval of loans
totaling more than $75 million for nonprofits serving low-income communities and people with
disabilities in Michigan and Ohio.
Kieler has 22+ years of experience in the financial services and lending industry. Previously, to IFF, he
served as the Vice President for Huntington Bank in its Community Development Group, where he was
responsible for the portfolio management of the community development loans involving Low-Income
Housing Tax Credits (LIHTC) and New Markets Tax Credits (NMTC). Kieler is also an adjunct professor at
Wayne State University, where he teaches personal and advance corporate finance. University of Detroit
Mercy, where he teaches structured community development finance; Walsh College, where he teaches
finance and management graduate level courses; and at the DeVos school of Management at
Northwood University, where he teaches financial management and leadership courses. Additionally,
Kieler is a board member with CEDAM, Midtown Detroit Inc., Urban League of Detroit and SE Michigan,
Junior Achievement of Southeast Michigan, Starfish Family Services, Venture Inc. (OLHSA’s affordable
housing arm), Oakland University’s Business School Board, The Pontiac Funder’s Collaborative, and the
executive advisory committee for Winning Futures.
Kieler earned a B.A. in English, an M.B.A. with a Finance concentration from Oakland University, a M.S.
in Strategic Leadership from Walsh College, and earned a Doctorate in Business Administration in
Innovation and Strategy from Walden University in August 2019. Kieler’s dissertation uses of the
Malcolm Baldrige Framework in helping nonprofit organizations explore reducing their reliance on
government grants by diversifying revenues. Kieler is a Baldrige Framework Quality Excellence Examiner
and is active with a number of nonprofit boards.
Bryan Kieler