As Interim Director of the Graham Institute, Drew Horning works across all Institute initiatives to apply a systems perspective and ensure strategic alignment across all activities. This role also extends to the conceptualization and development of new initiatives that advance the overall mission of the organization. In addition, Drew is responsible for the overall planning and direction of the Institute’s administrative operations, including strategic planning and implementation, policy and organizational development, marketing and promotion, resource allocation, and funding. He also has oversight responsibility for all departmental operations, including facilities, information technology and human resources. Drew came to the Graham Institute in 2008 after serving for six years in a similar capacity with the University of Michigan’s Erb Institute for Global Sustainable Enterprise.
Prior to working in academia, Drew was the Market Development Manager with DTE Energy, where he focused on the commercialization of clean and renewable energy technologies, such as fuel cells, photovoltaics, and wind power. He also worked for several years as a wealth manager in the financial services industry, spending most of that time with the Merrill Lynch Private Client Group. Drew received his MBA and MS degrees from the University of Michigan’s Stephen M. Ross School of Business and School of Natural Resources and Environment. He holds a B.S. in Business Economics from the Eller College of Management at the University of Arizona.