Chris Weisfelder - Toledo Sister Cities International : Bridge to Global Peace

Christine J. Weisfelder, Ph.D. – Sister Cities International:  Bridge to Global Peace


Chris Weisfelder is a life-time member of Toledo Sister Cities International (TSCI).  In the mid-1990s, she joined the Szeged Committee for Toledo’s Hungarian sister city.  She has been President of TSCI and is currently the Treasurer.


Ms. Weisfelder has been a member of the Rotary Club of Maumee since 2014.

She earned an MBA in accounting and organizational behavior from Ohio University and a Ph.D. in international business from The University of Michigan in international federal taxation and foreign investment.  She is also a CPA and has taught international business and international accounting at Bowling Green State University.

Ms. Weisfelder has made Toledo her home since 1975, but she grew up in Washington DC, Sweden and Chile.  After the blizzard of 1978, the family moved to Botswana for 3 years.  She became an auditor for PriceWaterhouse (now PriceWaterhouseCoopers) and traveled within Botswana and South Africa as an auditor of banks, hotels, schools and general dealerships, normally the only American on the team.

She has returned to Africa and the leader of a delegation of Toledo women working with female entrepreneurs in Botswana and Zambia and later visited Tanzania – including Toledo’s sister city Tanga – as part of a delegation from northwest Ohio working with local entrepreneurs.  She has also worked in Lebanon with women volunteers running schools, homes for the elderly and orphanages.

Ms. Weisfelder is married to Dick Weisfelder, retired professor of political science at the University of Toledo and has two boys and five grandchildren.