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Alison Tyler Dimond Kardos

Buzzword Sustainability Reporting and Strategy
MBA/MS Program 2003

Allison is Piquette Project Coordinator with ASG Renaissance, a strategy, marketing, and communications firm that focuses on sustainability initiatives in the automotive and energy sectors. Prior to her Graduate Studies, Alison received a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Michigan with honors in history. After college, she joined the Teach for America program as a Special Education teacher in rural Mississippi. She has since worked as an Information and Communication Manager for a start-up environmental technologies venture capital firm and as a Resource Ecologist for a wetland consulting firm. In both positions, she focused on merging the goals of economic growth and environmental protection. During the summer of 2002, Ali worked in Ford Motor Company's real estate development division (better know as "Ford Land") developing a tool box for engineers, designers, and project budgeters to help them incorporate sustainable technologies and design elements into their new building and renovation projects.

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Jenna AginsResume

Sustainability Manager
NYU Langone Medical Center
MBA/MS Program 2013

Jenna joined the Erb Institute to focus on social intraprenuership, strategy and organizational change. She would like to use her project management and communication skills as a change agent within a healthcare organization, building corporate sustainable strategy and growing green operations and employee initiatives. She finds that the values underscoring sustainability and healthcare are complementary and that the new healthcare mandate requires providers to care for patients by also caring for the environment and communities in which they live. Prior to joining Erb, she spent four years working at a boutique financial services public relations firm. More recently, she worked as a sustainability strategy intern for the corporate office of North Shore-LIJ Health system in NY and prior to that served as a marketing intern at Bristol-Myers Squibb working on an HIV medication. Jenna received her BA in English from Washington University in St. Louis. In her spare time she enjoys reading, working out and spending time at the beach.

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Adam CarverResume

MBA/MS Program 2012

Adam is a motivated and entrepreneurial Erb student with sights set on solving big problems. His career began in the financial industry with Morgan Stanley and Greenwich Capital, where he developed a keen instinct for financial analysis and capital markets. He enrolled at the Erb Institute to study private market solutions to sustainability as well as to exercise his inner entrepreneur. Adam has taken leadership roles in several student organizations at Michigan and joined the founding teams of two clean tech startup companies, for which he raised $80,000 and earned tenancy in the University’s startup incubator, the Techarb. For the future, he aspires to make sustainability a material factor in the marketplace either through social finance or innovation.

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