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Michael Edison

DTE Energy Resources
MBA/MS Program 2008

Mike is in the Associate Rotational Program at DTE Energy Resources in Ann Arbor, MI. Mike's rotations will focus on energy project finance, carbon project financing and trading, and corporate strategy. While at the Erb Institute, Mike focused on finance, sustainable energy systems and entrepreneurship. He spent one summer working at United Solar Ovonic, a Michigan based thin film solar manufacturing company, investigating market opportunities for distributed solar systems in developing countries. With his MS project team, Mike analyzed the economic and environmental impact of a diverse set of carbon mitigation policies for the State of Michigan. Additionally, he was very involved with the programming offered by the Zell Lurie Institute for Entrepreneurial Studies. He participated in the Dare to Dream Program, was a semi-finalist in the Michigan Business Challenge, represented U of M at the 2008 Sustainable Venture Capital Investment Competition, and was a cofounder of the Cleantech Initiative for the Frankel Commercialization Fund, a student-led early stage invest fund. Prior to attending the Erb Institute, Mike received a B.S. in Chemical Engineering from the University of Michigan. With this degree, he worked as an environmental consultant, providing air quality compliance services to energy, manufacturing and industrial clients.

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Charlotte Coultrap-BaggResume

Finance MBA Development Program
Credit Suisse
MBA/MS Program 2011

Charlotte is interested in the intersection of finance and corporate strategy as it relates corporate decision making, particularly around sustainability strategy. Charlotte is also interested in the role of finance to drive sustainable business. At the University of Michigan, Charlotte completed a Master’s Project to develop a sustainability strategy for a monastery in Virginia. In summer 2009, Charlotte interned in Environmental Defense Fund’s Corporate Partnerships Program. Her work there involved researching potential corporate partners who have developed environmental innovations and developing strategies to engage these partners to help bring their innovations and best practices into the mainstream. In summer 2010, Charlotte interned as a Summer Associate in the Global Energy Group in Credit Suisse's Investment Banking Division. There, she conducted financial modeling and participated in several live deals in the energy sector. Before graduate school, Charlotte was an Associate with ICF International and provided support related to the phaseout of ozone depleting substances and the economic and technical feasibility, as well as the health impacts, of substitutes for ozone depleting substances for a variety of national, international, and multilateral clients. She received an A.B. in Environmental Studies from Dartmouth College.

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Alex Keros

Manager, Western Rgn Hydrogen Infrast.
General Motors
MBA/MS Program 2007

Alex is interested in strategy and finance in the renewable energy and automotive markets. Between his undergraduate and graduate studies at the UofM, Alex was a lead scientist at an environmental consulting firm. At Michigan, he has worked with GE Energy and Roush Performance Products on market assessments and benchmarked the design of renewable energy policies and recommended an economic modeling approach for NextEnergy and the State of Michigan. In addition, Alex has spent that last two summers working with GM’s Fuel Cell Activities on a range of business development issues, including hydrogen infrastructure and costing issues, domestic and international development opportunities, as well as public policy and planning concerns. You may also find Alex in downtown Detroit working in his family’s restaurant, the American Coney Island, renowned for inventing the “Coney Dog”.

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