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Robyn Roberts

Sustainability Consultant
Greater Atlanta Metro Chamber of Commerce
MBA/MS Program 1998

Robyn is working in Atlanta, Georgia as a consultant on environmental business initiatives. She is currently working on developing sustainability programs for the Metro Atlanta Chamber of Commerce, and recently worked for Sterling Planet, a leading marketer of renewable energy certificates. After graduating from U-M, Robyn worked at Enron Corporation in the water and global finance divisions in Houston, TX, and Frankfurt, Germany. She left Enron to be a full-time Mom. As a dual degree MBA/MS student, Robyn interned at Herman Miller and Winslow Management. Her research Opus is entitled “Community-based Strategies for Protecting Fleming Creek,” published in April 1997 and co-authored by 1997 Erb graduate Thomas Savage. Prior to returning to graduate school, Robyn worked for four years at the Natural Resources Defense Council in Washington D.C. on clean water legislation and advocacy. She holds a B.A. in Political Thought from the University of Virginia.

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Asako Nagai

Senior Manager, Head of CSR Management Section, CSR Department
Sony Corporation
MBA/MS Program 2001

Asako is responsible for producing the annual Environmental Report for Sony Corporation. She challenges environmental and social practices in Sony through the stakeholder relations committee, which is cross-functional group within the organization. Asako graduated from Sophia University in 1992 with a BA in Management. Before enrolling in the MBA/MS Program, she worked as a Project Manager with IntErbrand Japan, Inc., a marketing consulting firm. Her work at IntErbrand included marketing and brand strategy development for clients in multiple industries and cross-functional team management with client companies.

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Richard Bole

President and Founder
Ajala Communities
MBA/MS Program 2006

Richard is focusing on the financial instruments that lead to sustainable land use by real estate developers and natural resource companies. Richard's internship at the National Parks Service resulted in a national publication on open space protection and property values. He serves as finance director for MiSo*, Michigan's entry into the US Department of Energy's Solar Decathlon. Richard graduated from Connecticut College, where he majored in International Relations and Economics, served as student director of the Inherit the Earth Award for Sustainable Business, and interned at an environmental NGO in Mali, West Africa. After graduation, Richard was an Investment Banking Analyst in the Natural Resources group at Bear, Stearns & Co. in New York, and finance manager for Recycle Midwest, Inc.

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