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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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Elizabeth Anne Fastiggi

Director
Ziff Brothers Investments
MBA/MS Program 2003

ZBI Ventures is the private equity arm of Ziff Brothers Investments and is providing growth capital for unconventional energy companies and the development of related assets. As a member of the ZBI investment team, Elizabeth is identifying, analyzing and structuring investments within the biofuels and carbon management areas. Before joining ZBI, Elizabeth was with GE Energy Financial Services, underwriting and structuring a variety of energy infrastructure investments, primarily in the midstream and power sectors. Prior to EFS, Elizabeth was responsible for client relationship management and business development for Global Forest Partners. She also coordinated the periodic reporting to individual clients regarding their specific timberland portfolios. Before earning her MS and MBA from the University of Michigan, Elizabeth was an Associate with The Alliance for Environmental Innovation, where she partnered with market leading consumer product companies to design environmental initiatives resulting in business benefits. She holds a BS from the University of California, Berkeley, and as part of her undergraduate work, Elizabeth studied international policy, economics and law at the University of Oxford, UK.

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Ira Shaughnessy

Susatainability Manager
The Dow Chemical Company
MBA/MS Program 2013

Ira joins the Erb Community with specific interest in Sustainability Strategy and International Development. Serving as a Peace Corps Volunteer in rural Ghana, Ira saw first hand how appropriately allocated time and funding can create significant environmental and social impact. Ira hopes to utilize his field experience and Erb education in bringing sustainable development to Base of the Pyramid markets. During his summers, Ira has added sustainability in both non-profit and private sectors. Most recently, Ira created a waste-to-energy model for The Dow Chemical Company.

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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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