Knowledge Management Institute


Management Team

Douglas Weidner

KM Institute Chairman & Chief Instructor

Douglas Weidner is a respected KM trainer, consultant, columnist, conference speaker and mentor. 

Douglas developed the internationally acclaimed Certified Knowledge Manager (CKM) and Master CKM Certification Programs, based on his KM consulting and training experiences. He first taught the CKM in June 2001 and through KM Institute, has  trained well over 6,000 Certificants worldwide.

He has trained, certified and advised KM leaders in most every U.S. Government Agency and all major U.S. military services and joint combatant commands, non-governmental organizations, and over one thousand commercial firms worldwide. His focus is on developing KM Institute's Knowledge Maturity Model (KMM™), the KM Transformation Solution™  and on expanding KMI's worldwide KM Certification offerings.

Douglas is an engineering graduate of the US Air Force Academy--MBA in Business Economics (UCLA), MSIE in Operations Research.

Eric Weidner

VP of Business Development

Eric manages KMI's marketing strategy, offering custom training solutions to clients, and leads the KMI Partner and Consulting Programs.  

Eric brings a successful sales and marketing background to KM Institute.  Prior to his role as co-founder of KM Institute (2004) and its predecessor KM firm, Eric led sales for IBM Global Services, where he helped professionals earn their Certifications from Microsoft and other technical training programs. He taught internal customer service teams and helped drive new business by adopting grass-roots sales initiatives.  In the mid-1990s, Eric helped grow a small start-up that became the first ever "online shopping mall" for the U.S. Federal Government.

Eric graduated from George Mason University in 1995 with a degree in Communications.


Brandon Weidner

Director of Production

Brandon Weidner leads KMI's e-learning development team.
Brandon has held sales and marketing positions for such firms as CA (formerly Computer Associates) and GTSI.  He is a co-founder of KM Institute and its predecessor; leading start-up efforts in both organizations, concentrating on marketing, member outreach and business development.  In 2007 Brandon transitioned to e-learning strategy & new product development full time.
Today, as a result of that focus the eCKM and other "e" courses are robust product offerings - as standalone solutions, or integrated into KMI's traditional classroom-based programs. Brandon's team continues to expand KMI's e-learning umbrella, helping KM educators reach more students via the proven power of the interactive medium.
Brandon graduated with a B.A. in English from Virginia's George Mason University.

Marie Jeffery

Director of Customer Experience

Marie is on KMI's marketing team, managing online strategies, with a focus on providing excellent customer service to students, instructors and consultants.   She manages program logistics, content marketing and social media efforts for KMI.  Marie's background includes sales and marketing roles in the interiors, art and education spheres.

Marie holds a B.S. in Education from the University of Maryland, and has done graduate work in Human Resource Management at George Mason University.


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