As Winrock’s Senior Director of Project Operational Excellence, Judy Weishar assesses, standardizes and improves the operational quality of Winrock projects globally. She makes on-site visits to projects where she identifies operational strengths and weakness and builds staff capacity. Weishar came to Winrock with more than a dozen years of experience in compliance, building the capacity of field finance, procurement, operations, grants and admin teams. She has worked for ACDI/VOCA and Pact and was most recently ADCI/VOCA’s regional director for compliance and support, where she assessed field office financial and operational systems and provided support in addressing any issues identified. Before joining the international development sector, Weishar was a university professor for 14 years, teaching accounting, accounting information systems, and fraud and forensic accounting. She has lived in several countries in Africa, Asia and the Persian Gulf. She has a Ph.D. in accounting from the University of Arkansas, and both Bachelor of Science and Master of Business Administration degrees from Northwest Missouri State University.