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Graham Weihmiller is Chairman & CEO of BNI – the world’s largest business networking and referral organization, a position he has held since 2014. Mr. Weihmiller has extensive leadership experience and is passionate about BNI’s unique ability to drive business growth, life–long learning and truly impactful relationships. As CEO, he is focused on executing BNI’s strategic plan and leveraging the Global Support Team’s talent and capabilities to better support BNI Members and Directors in its 73 operating countries. Mr. Weihmiller also serves as a Director of the BNI Foundation, which helps underprivileged children access life-changing educational opportunities throughout the world.
Prior to joining BNI, Mr. Weihmiller was the Chairman & CEO of a 34-year-old homecare services company with over 250 locations across the United States. While there, he was a founding director of a foundation that provides homecare to elders who cannot otherwise afford it.
His previous experience includes roles with Pioneer Equity Partners, Financial Health Services, American Franchise Company, Bank of America, Booz Allen and JP Morgan. Mr. Weihmiller speaks frequently on entrepreneurship, franchising, and operational excellence and has participated in seminars and panels at Harvard University, Stanford University and Georgetown University. He also mentors several US-based growth-oriented companies on strategy and operations.
Mr. Weihmiller received his MBA from Harvard Business School and his BBA from the College of William & Mary. Mr. Weihmiller is trained in Lean Enterprise, Process Excellence, Design for Six Sigma, and is a Six Sigma Black Belt. He is an active member of the Young Presidents Organization (YPO) and the Harvard Business School Club of Charlotte, where he was formerly the Club president.
Among his accomplishments, he has completed four Ironman triathlons, seven marathons and summited Mount Kilimanjaro in Tanzania. Originally from Virginia, Mr. Weihmiller now lives in Charlotte, NC, and is active both in his local community and global network. He has traveled to over forty countries, and has done mission work in Mississippi, in Costa Rica and in Haiti. In Charlotte, he is an active member of the United Methodist Church.
He and his wife, Sarah, a pediatric emergency room doctor, enjoy time with their 6-year old daughter, 3-year old son, and 2-year old girl, camping, reading and traveling throughout the world.