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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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Alexis Olans

Senior Global Program Manager, adidas Better Place
Adidas Group
MBA/MS Program 2007

Alexis is the Global Program Manager for adidas’ sustainable product creation program, adidas Better Place, at its Headquarters in Herzogenaurach, Germany. Alexis’ responsibilities range from the coordination and promotion of sustainable product development techniques within adidas’ diverse business units and global product creation centers, to creating and implementing adidas’ sustainable product communication strategy. Alexis’ professional focus is in marketing, sustainable product development, and corporate strategy, and her goal is to change consumer and corporate behavior to more sustainable models through the promulgation of sustainable products.

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Jenny Casler, CPAResume

Sustainability Consultant, Government and Nonprofit Practice
Plante Moran
MBA/MS Program 2011

Jenny and the clients she serves are pursuing a sustainable planet through adopting/implementing greater efficiencies and enhancing effective strategies, including: streamlining operations; strategically sharing and/or outsourcing services; assessing, selecting, and implementing advancing technologies (e.g., ERP systems and Business Intelligence); and restructuring organizations. This builds off of Jenny's expertise in finance, entrepreneurship, and sustainability. Prior to joining P&M's consulting practice, Jenny strengthened these skills as the Interim CFO of a start-up environmental consulting firm. During her studies at U of M she continuously informed her interests in community sustainability through her coursework; projects with an educational institution, governmental organizations, and a publicly-held company; and as an employee of the University’s Graham Environmental Sustainability Institute. Prior to graduate school Jenny completed a BA in accounting and an international specialization from Michigan State University, and worked at Plante Moran as a financial statement and compliance auditor and tax return preparer. In her spare time she enjoys traveling, Ann Arbor dining, and spending time with her friends and family.

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Bryan Hogle

Associate
McKinsey & Corporation
MBA/MS Program 2011

Bryan is interested in how businesses can make their operations more sustainable, particularly through renewable energy systems and improved energy efficiency. He also has a strong interest in social enterprise and using business to improve quality of life in developing countries. Since joining the Erb program, Bryan has worked with Cemex, a Mexican cement company, to develop a strategy to expand one of its socially-focused business units and interned with Turtlerock Greentech, an Ann Arbor-based firm focused on greentech consulting and venture development. Prior to attending the University of Michigan, he spent five years as an officer in the U.S. Navy, serving as the Communications Officer on USS Mahan based in Norfolk, VA and the Reactor Electrical division officer on USS Ronald Reagan based in San Diego, CA. He graduated with Bachelor of Science degrees in Chemical Engineering and Mathematics from Michigan State University.

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