Kourtney Koch

Kourtney Koch

Kourtney is responsible for building relationships with relevant stakeholders, as well as acting as the primary point of contact for Erb Institute students, prospective, alumni, and others. In addition to leading the data administration efforts, she also supports the...
Carmen Quinonez

Carmen Quinonez

Carmen is responsible for providing communications and digital marketing support to the institute.​ Carmen brings deep editorial, social media and video production skills from her experience at Omnia Media in Los Angeles, where she developed a new digital women’s...
Brooke Sweeney

Brooke Sweeney

Role: Brooke leads administrative organization and event strategy for the Erb Institute. She works with internal and external stakeholders to deliver dynamic and remarkable events to facilitate meaningful conversations and outputs. In her role, Brooke is focused on...
Melissa Zaksek

Melissa Zaksek

Role: As the Research and Thought Leadership Manager for the Erb Institute at the University of Michigan, Melissa works to advance the institute’s research agenda by building new partnerships with company and academic thought leaders and developing and...
Allison Burtka

Allison Burtka

Allison is the Erb Institute’s Writer. Her career as a writer and editor spans various publications and nonprofit organizations, on topics ranging from the environment to education to the law. As a freelance writer, her work has been published by the Sierra Club, the...
Dede Hapner

Dede Hapner

Dede Hapner has retired from the position of Vice President, FERC and ISO Relations, for Pacific Gas and Electric Company. At PG&E, she was responsible for developing, coordinating and managing policy, compliance and cost recovery with the Federal Energy...
Terry Nelidov

Terry Nelidov

Role: Terry Nelidov serves as Managing Director of the Erb Institute at the University of Michigan, the sustainability partnership between the Ross School of Business and the School for Environment and Sustainability. Erb Institute faculty, students and business...
John Viera

John Viera

John Viera was most recently Global Director, Sustainability & Vehicle Environmental Matters at Ford Motor Company, a position he held since January 2007. Viera was responsible for developing global sustainable business plans and policies, interfacing with global...
Emily Keeler

Emily Keeler

Role: Emily is responsible for enhancing the learning experience of Erb’s dual-degree students with business sustainability content, including short-term projects and multi-year collaborations with companies and nonprofit partners in the U.S. and abroad. As the...