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Erb Institute alumni work all over the world and in every sector of society and maintain strong links to the Erb Institute, supporting our work by making donations, sponsoring research, collaborating on new projects, or by serving on the Institute’s External Advisory Board.

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Laura Klein (Bruce)

Managing Director
MBA/MS Program 2010

Laura is Managing Director for Distributed Generation Project Finance at SunEdison where her team is responsible for financing the company’s pipeline of commercial-scale solar projects in the U.S. She has been a part of the project finance group since May 2010 originating, structuring, negotiating and closing tax equity and debt transactions for a range of solar projects. Prior to SunEdison, Laura worked at the World Bank’s carbon credit funds developing climate-friendly infrastructure projects across the globe. She has also held short-term consulting engagements with Duke Energy, PG&E, and Good Energies, and served in policy development roles at the Natural Resources Defense Council and Pew Environment Group. Laura also holds a BA from Columbia University in Anthropology.

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Michael WohlResume

Finance and Strategy Associate
DTE Energy Resources
MBA/MS Program 2013

Michael is interested in renewable technologies, environmental markets, and policy issues. Prior to joining the Erb Institute, Michael was an independent consultant within the geothermal industry. He also spent five years at JPMorgan Chase, with a focus on energy and alternative energy companies in its Proprietary Equities group and its Credit Portfolio group. He received a BS in Commerce from the University of Virginia and is a CFA charterholder. He has had two exciting internships during his summers, one with Dow Chemical in its Ventures & Business Development group and one with Google in its Renewable Energy Investments group. In his free time, Michael is an avid skier, aspiring poker champion, sports fan, and enjoys traveling.

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Thomas Leahy

Vice President
Smart Energy Capital
MBA/MS Program 2010

Tom is interested in studying the renewable energy industry, and is particularly interested in the intersection between government policy and business strategy. Before coming to Michigan, Tom worked at NYSE Regulation, a securities industry regulator responsible for ensuring market integrity and investor protection. At the NYSE, he was an analyst in the Division of Enforcement and an associate in the Risk Assessment Unit. He also worked on Mike Bloomberg’s 2005 mayoral reelection campaign. Tom earned his undergraduate degree in Political Economy at Georgetown University; he loves competitive sports of all kinds, enjoys traveling (most recently to Morocco), and is an Admissions Ambassador for the Ross School of Business.

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