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The Erb Institute offers students a unique opportunity to develop a set of integrated skills for confronting the complex challenges of sustainability. To be successful, a student must have strong analytic skills and the ability to communicate effectively across traditional academic, political and industrial boundaries. Erb Institute students come from diverse backgrounds, and represent decades of unique experience in a wide range of countries, sectors and industries. This diversity provides a critical educational resource for students, and enhances our ability to develop leaders who are prepared to tackle sustainable development in any sector of society.

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Taylor Markward

MBA/MS Program 2017

Prior to joining the Erb Institute, Taylor was an Aviation officer in the United States Army for 8 years. In that capacity, he served as a UH-60L Blackhawk pilot and deployed to Afghanistan on two occasions. While deployed to Afghanistan in 2010 Taylor held the position as the lead operational planner for the largest Aviation Task Force in Afghanistan. Additionally, throughout his career in the Army he held a variety of leadership positions, including managing a 300 person company that was responsible for the training and welfare of new Army aviation maintainers. Taylor earned a B.S. in Political Science from the United States Military Academy in 2006 and in his free time enjoys running, hiking, music, and spending time with his wife and son.

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Sean Pavlik

MBA/MS Program 2018

Sean comes to Erb after spending three years working at the intersection of government and business in Washington, DC, and two years teaching abroad in Japan. He has experience in project management, energy markets and policy, international politics, government affairs, and the non-profit sector. In his previous position in Washington at a congressionally charted NGO, he led international legislative exchange efforts with key U.S. allies focused on energy, trade, and security issues. Highlights include organizing and leading four U.S. congressional delegations to Japan, the most recent of which visited Fukushima, Tokyo, and Hiroshima in May 2015. Sean is a 2010 graduate of Northwestern University, earning his B.A. in Environmental Sciences (with honors) and International Studies along with a Certificate of Distinction in Japanese Language. During his three years at Erb, Sean looks forward to exploring corporate sustainability and renewable energy efforts in the U.S. and globally, starting with an Summer 2016 internship at Rocky Mountain Institute's Business Renewables Center in Boulder, Colorado.

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Jim GawronResume

MBA/MS Program 2019

Jim is interested in corporate sustainability through the deployment of innovative clean technology, renewable energy, and efficient operations. Prior to joining the Erb Institute, Jim spent 5 years working in the aerospace industry as a systems engineer. His responsibilities included capturing new business by writing NASA space mission proposals, leading a team to design and build a NASA science satellite, developing control software for commercial aircraft, and lobbying for industry issues on Capitol Hill. His passion for environmental sustainability developed after many years of exposure to Earth science research where he decided it was not enough to simply observe climate change, but instead he wanted to do something about it. Jim has a bachelor’s degree in Earth system science and a master’s degree in space engineering from the University of Michigan.

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