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For the third Community Meeting Forum of the Fall 2016 semester, a panel of our MBA in Sustainability alumni will talk about how their learning in the program has played a role in their career paths and work as sustainability advocates. The four alumni work in the fields of energy efficiency and waste reduction, sustainability assessment and consulting, environmental, health, and safety, and sustainability in education.
Heather Billings ’11 is Green Business Specialist at the Center for EcoTechnology in Pittsfield, MA. CET provides practical solutions to clients that save energy, materials and money and have a positive impact on the environment and community. They serve residents, business and communities in the areas of energy efficiency and waste reduction. Their mission is to research, develop, demonstrate and promote those technologies which have the least disruptive impact on the natural ecology of the Earth.
Sam Boduch ’11 is the Sustainability Coordinator at EarthShift Global in Kittery, ME, a sustainability consulting company that partners with clients help them make informed choices that shift their organizations towards greater prosperity within a framework of sustainability. They help top-level executives, front-line practitioners, academic researchers and policymakers worldwide achieve their sustainability goals and objectives.
Marc Duquette ’10 is Vice-President, Environmental Health and Safety at Drax BioMass, a manufacturer of compressed wood pellets produced from sustainably managed working forests. Their pellets allow electric utilities to reduce their dependence on coal, lower carbon emissions and provide new sources of safe, reliable and affordable power. Marc is an ccomplished executive with a history of driving improved organizational performance and compliance through the development, execution, and enforcement of sustainable Environmental, Health, and Safety (EHS) processes and programs.
Becca Malloy ’15 is the Sustainability Director at Northfield Mount Hermon School, in Northfield, MA, a coed boarding school serving 650 students in grades nine through 12. Becca helped organize and directs the Task Force for Sustainability, a group of students, administrators, staff and faculty that meet weekly and advise the head of school on sustainability issues. Task Force for Sustainability has been so successful that other institutions are doing the same thing, and, NMH is now a role model in the sustainability world.