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Monique Oxender

Senior Director, Sustainability
Keurig Green Mountain
MBA/MS Program 2004

Monique Oxender leads Keurig Green Mountain efforts related to sustainability engagement. Within the company, this includes metrics management, systems integration and accountability for the enterprise and across business units. Monique also facilitates meaningful engagement with partners and stakeholders external to the company via formal reporting and active dialogue. She joined GMCR in April of 2012 after 8 years with Ford Motor Company where she designed and developed a leading supply chain sustainability program spanning the company’s $65B buy from 60 countries. Issues under her responsibility included human rights, indirect carbon and water footprints, and raw material transparency. In addition, she served as Chair of multiple industry workgroups for the Automotive Industry Action Group (AIAG) and represented Ford on United Nations Global Compact, US State Department, Department of Labor and OECD advisory groups. With a background in secondary education and sustainability, Monique has an MBA and an MS from the University of Michigan.

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Scott Gregory Baron

Global Product Line Director
Acciona Windpower
MBA/MS Program 2004

Scott is responsible for building scalable processes. Before moving to Acciona, he was Product Line Leader, Renewable Energy Leadership Program (RELP) for GE Energy as well as the Product Line Leader for GE's 1-2 MW Wind Turbine Segment This was an exciting role on the cutting edge of GE's business strategy and new product introductions in wind. Scott is a 2004 Erb MBA/MS graduate. During his tenure in the MBA/MS Program, Scott focused on renewable energy, particularly wind power and hybrid power systems in developing countries. His research has led to the formation of a business plan for a company called Developing Power and his Master's thesis: "Developing Power Business Plan: Empowering the Bottom of the Pyramid". In 2003, he participated in several business plan competitions and won Best Social Entrepreneur at the New Ventures Competition in San Diego, CA and the Social Return on Investment (SROI) award at the National Social Venture Competition in New York. Scott was also named as a finalist in The Global Venture Connections Business Plan competition. He pitched his business plan at the London School of Business and was awarded 2nd place. Scott worked closely with the Zell Lurie Institute for Entrepreneurial Studies and was featured in their annual report, 'Dream, Learn, Do'. This publication provides an in-depth view of the diverse areas of study within entrepreneurship, celebrates the many successful students and alumni engaged in the creation of new ventures, and provides insight into Michigan's vibrant entrepreneurial community. In 2004, he was named Student Entrepreneur of the Year. Prior to starting in the MBA/MS Program, Scott focused on climate change by helping start the Chicago Climate Exchange, the world's first large-scale voluntary carbon dioxide emissions trading program. After graduating from Northwestern University with a degree in political science and with honors in economics, he worked in Boulder, CO for Stratus Consulting, a cutting-edge environmental and energy consulting firm. At Stratus, Scott designed analytical tools for energy companies and performed statistical studies on various health and water quality projects.

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Carey Bylin

Program Manager, Climate Change Division
US EPA
MBA/MS Program 2004

Carey Bylin has worked for the US Environmental Protection Agency’s Climate Change Division since August 2005. She currently manages the Division’s domestic and international oil and gas work under the Natural Gas STAR Program and the Methane to Markets Partnership. In this role, she works with oil and natural gas companies worldwide to actively promote detection and quantification of methane emissions (natural gas losses), as well as the implementation of cost-effective technologies and practices that reduce methane emissions and increase efficiency in the oil and natural gas sector. Carey has managed the development of methane emissions inventories as well as on-site measurement campaigns in the U.S., India, Argentina, Chile and Colombia. Prior to joining EPA, Carey worked for Cummins, Inc., leading the development and commercialization of catalytic emission control products for on-road diesel engines. She has also worked for the World Resources Institute, managing corporate stakeholder feedback for the Greenhouse Gas Protocol, an international, multi-sector accounting and reporting standard for greenhouse gas emissions. Carey has a bachelors degree from UCLA, and an MBA and MS (Environmental Science) from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor.

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