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Todd WehnerResume

Investment Banking Associate
MBA/MS Program 2012

Todd graduated from Michigan Tech University with B.S. degrees in Electrical and Mechanical Engineering. Afterward, Todd served as an Air Force Officer and project manager in Boston, Dallas, and Balad, Iraq. He worked as an engineer at Nissan and led a green team which reduced facitility consumption and increased recycling dramatically. Todd has a number of interests which include green development, renewable energy, and sustainability strategy. His hobbies include deer hunting, hiking, and most sports.

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Elyse Steiner

Clean Air Markets Division
United States Environmental Protection Agency
MBA/MS Program 2001

Elyse joined EPA’s Clean Air Markets Division in 2006. She works on market-based cap-and-trade programs that reduce emissions from stationary sources—mainly in the power sector. She has also been involved with EPA’s hydraulic fracturing research and voluntary climate change programs such as ENERGY STAR. Formerly, she was an energy analyst in the National Renewable Energy Laboratory's Washington, DC office supporting a variety of renewable energy modeling projects for the Department of Energy's Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy. Elyse has earned a BA, MBA, and MS from the University of Michigan.

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Takahiro Isshiki

MBA Rotational Program
MBA/MS Program 2011

Taka is specializing in renewable energy power generation, policy, and business development. He has extensive experience in the solar cell industry working as a material science engineer, researcher, and market strategist. Since joining the Erb program, Taka developed a market entry strategy for Pratt & Whitney Power Systems’ (formerly UTC Power) PureCycle geothermal power generation unit; completed a global demand outlook forecast for large-format Li-ion batteries for the HEV/PHEV/EV markets working as a strategic planning intern for Dow Kokam; and worked as a business development intern with SunPower Corporation at which time he crafted a market entry strategy for commercial-scale solar projects. Taka is also active in the local community serving as president of the Net Impact chapter at Ross (2010-2011), and worked with the Ypsilanti based Clean Energy Coalition to develop an actionable solar plan for the Ann Arbor community. Taka holds a B.S. from the University of California, Los Angeles in Chemical Engineering.

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