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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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William (Jay) West

Senior Director for Chemical Products and Technology
American Chemistry Council
MBA/MS Program 2002

Jay is working as a mediator for Meridian Institute, a non-profit that specializes in mediation and conflict resolution around a variety of sustainable development topics. Jay's interests lie in the connection between agriculture and specialty consumer goods, especially in the food, beverage, and timber industries. He is also interested in how globalization will affect agricultural policies and rural communities in the developing world. Jay has worked as an ozone depletion consultant for the World Bank and was an aquatic biologist for the Izaak Walton League of America. As a MBA/MS Program student he developed an organic hErbal medicine farm for the Crow Indians.

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Brent HireResume

Sustainability Consultant
KPMG Consulting (Netherlands)
MBA/MS Program 2012

Brent is greatly inspired by people and their potential to build organizations that enable positive deviance and extraordinary performance. Brent believes truly sustainable enterprise thrives when leadership is promoted and valued throughout an organization. In a world without limits, teams that are empowered to face risk and take initiative drive a company’s ability to see around the next corner. Brent’s expertise is in strategy, systems innovation, sustainability and public-private partnerships. Brent has worked for more than a decade as an entrepreneur in Europe, where he founded a management consultancy and provided trainings on ethical leadership, corporate governance and conflict resolution. His work is characterized by an unrelenting resourcefulness, counter-intuitive thinking and the joy he takes in connecting people from diverse backgrounds to generate sparks. In other lives, he was the director of a European-wide martial arts organization – he holds black belt rankings in 6 traditional Japanese arts. On Sunday mornings, he can often be found reenacting Kurosawa films.

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Kripal Kavi

Project Leader
The Boston Consulting Group
MBA/MS Program 2011

Kripal is interested in the opportunities that exist in the nascent, but rapidly changing energy space. This summer Kripal worked on a organization strategy and transformation case with Booz & Co. and last summer he interned with Amazon’s Operational Leadership Development Program. Prior to school, he worked on developing and deploying ERP systems at SAP for large government clients. In keeping with his interests in energy, Kripal was an analyst in the Energy sector for the M&B equity investment fund and has written for Penn Energy – a leading online resource for energy professionals. For fun, he enjoys hiking, mountaineering and being the music director for Rock ‘N Roll B-school. After graduating, he will be joining The Boston Consulting Group.

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