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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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Josh Nothwang

Practice Leader, Sustainability and Energy
WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff
MBA/MS Program 2008

Josh is a Practice Leader on WSP | Parson Brinckerhoff's sustainability and energy team and leads the company's sustainability strategy offering in the US, helping clients achieve success across their sustainability agenda. Prior to WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff, he managed sustainability and supply chain engagements as a Senior Manager at Deloitte Consulting and was a Research Analyst at Industrial Economics, focusing on economic and environmental policy analysis. While at Michigan, he interned at Deloitte and Ford, supported Waste Management during MAP, and completed an independent study with the World Resources Institute. In addition to his MBA/MS, Josh has a BA in environmental studies from Middlebury College. He currently lives in Boulder, CO with his wife Lori, daughter Lila, and dog Lincoln.

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Rebecca Ellen Nadel

Portfolio Advisor
Shell Canada, Heavy Oil
MBA/MS Program 2005

In 2011 Rebecca took on a new role at Shell as Portfolio Advisor for Shell Canada's Heavy Oil business. She recommends strategy for acquisition & divestiture of mining and in-situ assets, and evaluates asset commercialization opportunities. Formerly she was the Sr. Sustainable Development Integrator for Shell Upstream Americas where she was responsible for designing and executing the sustainable development and social performance strategy for the region. Rebecca earned her MBA and Master of Science in Natural Resource Management from the University of Michigan through the Erb Institute for Global Sustainable Enterprise. She also holds a Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering from Duke University and a Master of Engineering in Underwater Acoustics from Penn State. Formerly, Rebecca worked as an acoustical engineer for a military defense contractor on various sonar and noise quieting projects.

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Jay WolfgramResume

MBA/MS Program 2015

Jay has a broad interest in topics at the intersection of business and environment but is particularly keen on two areas: 1) Helping organizations develop sustainable business strategies informed by emerging global megatrends and 2) Promoting awareness on the economic value of biodiversity and ecosystem services. Prior to graduate school, Jay spent three years with Palladium Group, Inc., a leading strategy execution consultancy. During this time he helped clients in the manufacturing and healthcare sectors implement balanced scorecard management systems and navigate a variety of organizational alignment and change management issues. Most recently, Jay spent three and a half years selling and implementing colorectal cancer screening programs to hospitals and primary care clinics throughout Northern California. Jay earned his BA in Neuroscience from Middlebury College.

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