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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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Michele Good (Diener)

Director of Sustainability
Akridge
MBA/MS Program 2008

As Director of Sustainability at Akridge, Michele manages efforts that result in the efficient use of energy, water, and other resources; reduction of waste, pollution, and environmental degradation; and protection of occupant health. Michele has over 14 years of sustainable business experience. Previously, as Director of Sustainability at MGM Resorts International, she was responsible for the development of company-wide environmentally sustainable operations programs. At Toyota, Michele led "Process Green," integrating environmentally sensitive design within Toyota’s 10 million sq ft U.S. real estate portfolio. Michele co-authored “High Performance Hospitality: Sustainable Hotel Case Studies,” an industry resource for hotel developers, owners, and operators published by the American Hotel and Lodging Association. Michele currently sits on the Cornell University Facility Planning and Management Advisory Council and the Anacostia Watershed Society Green Roof Advisory Board. In 2010, she was elected as a Conservation District of Southern Nevada Board Supervisor. Michele is a LEED AP and she graduated from the Southern California Leadership class facilitated by Coro in 2001. She earned a Master of Business Administration degree and a Master of Science in Natural Resources Degree from the University of Michigan, and a Bachelor of Science Degree in Design and Environmental Analysis from Cornell University.

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Joseph Malcoun

President
CKM Capital Partners
MBA/MS Program 2009

Joe is currently President of CKM Capital Partners, a single-family office that makes equity investments in a variety of alternative asset classes. Prior to founding CKM Capital Partners, he spent four years with DTE Energy's Strategy and Corporate Development team as an Associate and Sr. Associate. While at DTE, Joe was responsible for developing and managing the execution of company-wide growth initiatives. Prior to business school, Joe was an Associate with GreenOrder, a corporate sustainability management consulting firm, where he managed projects for clients that included General Electric, General Motors and Henkel. Most notably, Joe was a member of the core team that developed and executed GE’s ecomagination initiative. His responsibilities included creating the ecomagination certification process, performing product assessments, developing environmental marketing claims and guiding business units through the proprietary certification process. Joe holds a Master of Business Administration from the University of Michigan’s Ross School of Business where he was a founding member of the Wolverine Venture Fund’s Cleantech Team. He also earned Bachelor of Science and Master of Science degrees in Environmental Policy from Michigan’s School of Natural Resources and Environment. He loves live music, paddles wood-canvas canoes better than he rides a bike, and has a severe weakness for good food and drink.

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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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